How Regular Mammograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’

July 6, 2015

Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends.


Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

July 6, 2015

The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.


Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates

July 6, 2015

MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who are overweight or obese are often given lower doses of chemotherapy per pound of body weight, but this may reduce the odds of survival, a new study suggests.
“There is a lot of uncertainty in what proper chemotherapy dosing levels should be for overweight and […]


Regular Mamograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’ of Breast Cancer

July 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends.
Doctors tend to find more small tumors and precancerous lesions in areas where more mammograms take place, […]


Regular Mamograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’ of Breast Cancer

July 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends.
Doctors tend to find more small tumors and precancerous lesions in areas where more mammograms take place, […]


More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

June 17, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of women with early stage breast cancer who choose to have the breast-conserving surgery known as lumpectomy has risen slowly in recent years, new research shows.
In 1998, slightly more than 54 percent of eligible women chose the surgery. But, the number had passed […]


Being Exposed to DDT Before Birth May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk Now

June 16, 2015

Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pesticide, a new study contends.


Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds.
The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included more than 18,000 cancer patients whose progress was tracked in the Women’s Health Initiative study.
All […]


Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

June 11, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A study of more than 67,000 women suggests that those who are obese and postmenopausal may face significantly higher odds for breast cancer compared with slimmer women.
The risk for breast cancer among the most obese women in the study was up to 58 percent higher […]


Is Breast Cancer Being Overtreated?

June 4, 2015

Many breast cancer patients wrongly believe that having both breasts removed — a double mastectomy — will improve their chance of survival, a new study finds.



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