WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) — which conserves the breast — can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy.
However, a new study shows that a rising number of early stage breast cancer patients who are eligible for […]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a study of more than 240,000 women who had breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, nearly 25 percent needed a second operation, a new study finds.
“There are very few operations where you would expect to have a second surgery,” said lead researcher Dr. Lee […]
TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Telephone counseling on genetic testing is as effective as in-person counseling for women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, a new study finds.
While in-person genetic counseling is available for many women in cities, that’s typically not the case for women in rural areas, the researchers noted.
TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using “invisible” tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel about themselves, a new study finds.
The skin markings are needed to ensure that radiation therapy is given in the exact same spot during each treatment session. […]
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Access to generic hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study found.
“We know that hormone therapy for women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer can reduce recurrence by up to 50 percent,” study leader Dr. Dawn Hershman, an […]
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show.
One study of more than 3,200 Hispanic women found being overweight or obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women.
“We’ve known […]