Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

March 30, 2015

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer isn’t the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease.
The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. National Cancer […]


Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

March 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and children, the […]


Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows.
“Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality,” Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, […]


Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows.
The findings suggest that minority patients may be more dependent on doctor referrals and […]


Dietary Dioxins Don’t Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

March 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Consuming low levels of chemicals called dioxins in food doesn’t increase the risk of breast cancer, contends a new study that challenges a widely held belief about the effect of dioxins.
Dioxins are a byproduct of industrial activity that have been linked to a number of types of cancer. […]


Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

March 17, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills.
The pathologists did well at identifying invasive breast cancer, but they struggled with spotting whether abnormal cells […]


Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

March 17, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills.
The pathologists did well at identifying invasive breast cancer, but they struggled with spotting whether abnormal cells […]


Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While some may worry about the long-term health effects of hormonal therapy on transgender people, a new study finds no higher risk of breast cancer in this group than in the general population.
Reporting in the journal LGBT Health, the analysis of U.S. veterans’ medical records from 1998 […]


More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women’s Hearts

March 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s yet another study looking at the potential dangers of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms, and this one supports the notion that the treatment may not help women’s hearts.
The research, a review of collected data on the issue, found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not […]


Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

March 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer, said Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, a researcher […]



WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Free Health for Women Email Newsletter
Stay fit, feel younger, and get special offers and insider health news—from beauty to breast cancer—just for women.
Advertisement
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,142,869 other followers

Powered by WordPress.com VIP