Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

November 30, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More poor women are being screened for breast cancer due to expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new study finds.
States now have the option to expand Medicaid coverage of breast cancer screening to people younger than 65 whose income is up […]

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

October 30, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman’s reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer.
This type of cancer accounts for about 20 percent of breast cancer cases in the United States and is more common among women younger than […]

Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites

October 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer is now as common among black women as among whites, although black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society report says.
For decades, black women had lower breast cancer rates than whites, but that gap has narrowed in recent […]

This Might Be The Best Place to Get a Mammogram

October 27, 2015

Mammography breast cancer screenings are most beneficial if they are analyzed at hospitals that handle many of them, a new study suggests.

More Evidence That Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

October 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women’s risk of breast cancer.
Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European countries. Nearly 12,000 of the women developed breast cancer over the study […]

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

October 27, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women.
“DCIS detection rates increase with age, mostly […]

New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

October 21, 2015

The American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer screening guidelines are likely to face some resistance within the medical community, based on early reaction.

Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: Study

October 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High-dose radiation therapy over a short period of time treats early stage breast cancer as well as longer, conventional radiation therapy does, a new study suggests.
Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple Health in Philadelphia report that eight years after treatment, there were no significant differences in survival […]

Start Annual Mammograms at 45, Not 40, American Cancer Society Says

October 20, 2015

The American Cancer Society is delaying the recommended age when a woman should start receiving annual mammograms, based on new research that shows the average risk for breast cancer increases near menopause.

Even for Large Breast Tumors, Mastectomy Might Not Be Necessary, Study Says

October 19, 2015

A combination of breast conservation surgery and radiation is as effective as breast removal for some women with large, localized invasive breast tumors, a new study contends.



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