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.
There's Good News About Treatment and SurvivalBreast 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
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study. As breast cancer progresses, cancer cells may spread to the lymph nodes and [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 282 breast cancer patients and 317 women without the disease who underwent both mammography and an automated breast-density test. Breast cancer patients under age [...]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Women with a family history of breast cancer often want to get tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations linked to the disease. But a new study suggests that even if a woman tests negative for the BRCA2 gene, she could still be at increased risk for [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Simple compression bandages are as effective as complicated massage treatments in treating the swollen arms of breast cancer patients, according to a new study. This swelling of the arms — called lymphedema — is a complication of breast cancer treatment that can last a long time. It affects between [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) — Use of breast MRIs has nearly tripled in recent years, but the women who could benefit the most are not always getting the expensive imaging test, a new study suggests. The research points ups an important message, said Dr. Shelley Hwang, chief of breast surgery at Duke [...]
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