Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

October 6, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says.
The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that survival rates improved between 1999 and 2012 — and that […]

Being Tall Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer, Study Suggests

October 2, 2015

A study of more than 5 million Swedish men and women suggests that the taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer.

What You Should Know Before a Breast Cancer Gene Test

October 1, 2015

Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

September 28, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Genetic variations seem to have an impact on the ages when a woman enters both puberty and menopause, researchers report.
These findings might lead to ways to help predict the timing of menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive phase of life.
“Genetics only […]

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study

September 28, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer do not need to delay treatment or end their pregnancy, a new study found.
The study included 129 children in Europe whose mothers were diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, as well as a control group of 129 children born to women without […]

Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study

September 28, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A commonly used computer-aided mammography tool may not improve breast cancer detection, a new study contends.
The finding is based on an analysis of more than 625,000 mammograms conducted between 2003 and 2009.
“Studies on [computer-aided detection, or CAD] have been inconsistent, so we set out to […]

News Coverage of Angelina Jolie’s Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options

September 28, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Media coverage of actress Angelina Jolie’s breast removal and reconstruction improved awareness about breast reconstruction, a new study suggests.
Jolie had both of her breasts removed in 2013 because she has a gene mutation that increased her risk for breast cancer, and then she underwent breast reconstruction surgery.
Researchers conducted […]

New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

September 24, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments.
Most breast cancer patients are cured after treatment, but the disease returns in about one in five patients, either in the same location as the original tumor or in […]

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

September 24, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows.
This increased use of MRI — magnetic resonance imaging — is also linked to […]

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes

September 21, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Black women are more likely to develop aggressive forms of breast cancer than white women because of genetic differences in the tumors, a new study suggests.
The finding that genetic characteristics of more aggressive tumors may be more prevalent among black women could help explain racial differences in survival […]


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