Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

August 1, 2014

Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests.


Removing Healthy Breast Doesn’t Help Breast Cancer Patients Without BRCA Gene

July 18, 2014

For most women with breast cancer, there doesn’t seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests.


Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

July 9, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study.
Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasin) remained free of breast cancer after five years, compared to about 89 [...]


Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too

July 7, 2014

MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say.
Each year in the United States, about 2,000 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed and about 500 men die from the disease. It can strike [...]


Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

July 4, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High cholesterol levels may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, a large new British study reports.
The findings suggest that keeping tight control over cholesterol through medication could help prevent breast cancer, said lead author Rahul Potluri, a researcher at the Aston University School [...]


‘Generally Reassuring’ Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women’s Cancers

July 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Use of fertility drugs doesn’t appear to increase a woman’s long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates.
The findings are “generally reassuring,” said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scoccia, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still, he urged that women who use fertility drugs be [...]


‘Generally Reassuring’ Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women’s Cancers

July 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Use of fertility drugs doesn’t appear to increase a woman’s long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates.
The findings are “generally reassuring,” said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scoccia, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still, he urged that women who use fertility drugs be [...]


Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study

July 1, 2014

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The cost of breast cancer screening for older women has soared because of increased use of new technologies, but that hasn’t led to earlier detection of breast cancer, a new study shows.
Researchers compared data from 2001-02 and 2008-09, and found that the use of screening mammography for Medicare-enrolled [...]


3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening

June 24, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests.
Researchers found that 3D mammography, used along with standard digital mammograms, bumped up breast cancer detection rates by [...]


Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

June 23, 2014

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast cancer who test positive for gene mutations linked with breast and ovarian cancer are more likely than those without the mutations to choose more extensive surgery, a new study finds.
Genetic testing is recommended before surgery on breast cancer patients who are at higher risk of [...]



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