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Breast Cancer

Few things are as terrifying as thinking you might have breast cancer, but thanks to advances in testing and treatment, breast cancer is less deadly than ever. The good news is that breast cancer rates are dropping, and treatment is less toxic and disfiguring than it once was.

Breast Cancer Journey

There's Good News About Treatment and Survival

Breast cancer is often women's number one health worry. However, 80% of biopsies are benign. Find out more about your breast cancer risk, breast cancer symptoms, and what to expect from breast cancer screening and treatment.

Breast Cancer News

  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found. “Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically safe in carefully selected women with early stage breast cancer,” [...]

  • Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds. Among nearly 4,000 women studied, 88 percent had at least two breast reconstruction operations, 65 percent had more than two, and 39 percent had four or more, the Canadian researchers [...]

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows. “We found in this study of over 1,600 women with breast cancer that those [...]

  • For Breast Cancer Patients With BRCA1 Gene, Removing Ovaries Might Lower Death Risk

    Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed — after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 — because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what’s known as lumpectomy. But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, many patients who are eligible for it still choose [...]


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