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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

  • Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says. The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that survival rates improved between 1999 and 2012 — and that [...]

  • Being Tall Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer, Study Suggests

    A study of more than 5 million Swedish men and women suggests that the taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer.

  • What You Should Know Before a Breast Cancer Gene Test

    Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Genetic variations seem to have an impact on the ages when a woman enters both puberty and menopause, researchers report. These findings might lead to ways to help predict the timing of menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive phase of life. “Genetics only [...]

  • Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study

    MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer do not need to delay treatment or end their pregnancy, a new study found. The study included 129 children in Europe whose mothers were diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, as well as a control group of 129 children born to women without [...]

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