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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

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who survive breast or thyroid cancer are linked to an increased risk for the other, according to a new analysis. University of Chicago researchers who reviewed 37 published studies found breast cancer survivors were 1.55 times more likely to develop thyroid cancer than women who [...]

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, or received standard care during image-guided needle biopsies. The meditation focused on [...]

  • Teen Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk Later On

    Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests.

  • If All Women Breastfed, 800,000 Lives Might Be Saved

    If nearly all women worldwide breastfed, there would be about 800,000 fewer children’s deaths and 20,000 fewer breast cancer deaths a year, researchers report.

  • Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it’s never too late to quit smoking to help boost cancer survival. “Women who quit smoking [...]

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