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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

  • Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn’t Worsen Patient’s Prognosis: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher. But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cancer suggests those fears may be unwarranted — [...]

  • MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future. Researchers found that among high-risk [...]

  • Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans aren’t getting recommended screening tests for colon, breast and cervical cancers, a new federal study shows. Among adults in the age groups recommended for screening, about two in five were not up to date with colon cancer screening, one in four women were not up to date [...]

  • 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 [...]

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