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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

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, [...]

  • Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of ‘Overdiagnosis’ Risk

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Educating women about the possibility of “overdiagnosis” from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says. One expert said the findings are important. “The take-home message needs to be that women should be informed, not only of the benefits of mammography, [...]

  • Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American women with locally advanced breast cancer do not receive recommended radiation therapy after mastectomy, a new study finds. Experts at the U.S. National Cancer Institute currently recommend that breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive radiation therapy if their cancer has spread to four or more nearby [...]

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, researchers from the American Cancer Society report. While [...]

  • 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have identified two new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The two variants apparently affect the KLF4 gene, which is believed to help control the way cells grow and divide, and they are most strongly linked with estrogen receptor-positive breast [...]

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