Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

May 28, 2015

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer, a new report shows.
Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of all deaths caused by cancer rose from 12 percent to 15 percent. During that time, years of healthy life lost to cancer increased 29 percent, the report […]

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn’t Worsen Patient’s Prognosis: Study

May 20, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.
But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cancer suggests those fears may be unwarranted — […]

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

May 12, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future.
Researchers found that among high-risk […]

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

May 7, 2015

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans aren’t getting recommended screening tests for colon, breast and cervical cancers, a new federal study shows.
Among adults in the age groups recommended for screening, about two in five were not up to date with colon cancer screening, one in four women were not up to date […]

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

May 1, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found.
“Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically safe in carefully selected women with early stage breast cancer,” […]

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

April 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds.
Among nearly 4,000 women studied, 88 percent had at least two breast reconstruction operations, 65 percent had more than two, and 39 percent had four or more, the Canadian researchers […]

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

April 28, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows.
“We found in this study of over 1,600 women with breast cancer that those […]

For Breast Cancer Patients With BRCA1 Gene, Removing Ovaries Might Lower Death Risk

April 24, 2015

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed — after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 — because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

April 23, 2015

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what’s known as lumpectomy.
But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, many patients who are eligible for it still choose […]

New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

April 22, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual’s cancer, researchers report.
The goal: to construct a “laboratory in a patient” method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples of […]


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