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Breast Cancer Testing Becoming Less Invasive
Date: 2009-12-16 22:18:55
According to new research, a procedure known as the core needle biopsy (CNB) may be just as effective in diagnosing breast cancer as a more invasive open surgical procedure.... Full Story

Breast cancer testing guidelines met with skepticism
Date: 2009-11-25 20:19:28
As soon as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released relaxed guidelines for breast cancer testing last week, medical experts and American women began voicing their doubts.... Full Story

Breast cancer testing guidelines stir controversy
Date: 2009-11-18 22:28:10
A federal panel of medical experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended this week that women wait until they turn 50 to get their first mammogram to test for breast cancer.... Full Story

Drug testing may identify biomarker for metastatic breast cancer
Date: 2009-11-13 22:04:08
Testing of an experimental drug showed that the new treatment may reduce the spread of breast cancer into bones, researchers say.... Full Story

Experimental tests may yield options in breast cancer treatment
Date: 2009-11-04 22:33:56
Experimental tests may yield options in breast cancer treatment... Full Story

Breast cancer survival rates dependent on annual income
Date: 2009-10-14 21:51:28
U.S. breast cancer patients with a low yearly income are less likely to survive their disease, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society (ACS).... Full Story

Study: Hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk
Date: 2009-10-13 22:12:33
Women who develop new-onset breast tenderness after beginning estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy are at a higher risk for acquiring breast cancer, according to new research.... Full Story

High density of male breast cancer raises eyebrows
Date: 2009-10-07 22:26:36
A man with breast cancer claims to have identified dozens of other men with the disease, all of whom once lived at a Marine Corps base in North Carolina.... Full Story

Gene discovery could mean more effective cancer testing
Date: 2009-10-05 21:57:38
Scientists from the University of Cambridge in England believe they have identified a gene which is responsible for the development of breast cancer in a recent study.... Full Story

Breast cancer testing to 'improve care'
Date: 2009-09-14 22:13:45
Breast cancer patients are routinely using a drug without completing a breast cancer testing session used to properly administer the medication, researchers say.... Full Story

New study may encourage breast cancer testing
Date: 2009-09-14 22:04:55
Scientists are now able to identify the proteins that can launch noninvasive breast cancer into a potentially lethal expansion through the body, research suggests.... Full Story

Friends, family influence breast cancer treatment decision
Date: 2009-09-03 20:41:13
For women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, consultation with a friend or family member over the options for treatment likely plays a pivotal role in the woman's decision, new research suggests.... Full Story

Obesity linked to more severe breast cancer
Date: 2009-07-20 23:30:23
The detrimental effects of obesity on health have been well established. The number of overweight and obese people in the U.S. has been on a steady increase for a number of years and some experts speculate it is a major driver of increasing health care costs.... Full Story

Breast cancer risk may be linked to metabolic syndrome factors
Date: 2009-07-01 20:43:07
Elements of the metabolic syndrome may affect the risk of breast cancer after menopause, according to new results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.... Full Story

CRP levels may predict breast cancer recurrence
Date: 2009-05-29 22:08:58
New findings suggest that chronic inflammation may increase the risk of a relapse of breast cancer and even of dying of the disease.... Full Story

Study: Children seem to handle revelation of genetic test results well
Date: 2009-05-18 21:50:18
Children seem to not respond negatively to their parents' revelation of hereditary risk for breast cancer, according to a new study from Fox Chase Cancer Center.... Full Story

Late-stage cancer a higher risk for city-dwellers
Date: 2009-05-11 19:44:43
The risk of late-stage cancer is higher for people who live in the city and other urbanized areas than it is for those who live in suburban and rural areas, according to a new study published in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society.... Full Story

Vitamin D may have benefits against many forms of cancer
Date: 2009-04-27 19:18:34
Vitamin D from the sun may be a powerful cancer fighter, particularly against colon and breast cancer.... Full Story

Walnuts may reduce breast cancer risk
Date: 2009-04-24 19:23:38
Eating about a handful of walnuts a day may reduce a woman's likelihood of breast cancer, according to research carried out at the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.... Full Story

Representative urges women to get frequent cancer tests
Date: 2009-03-24 20:01:31
A Florida Democratic Congresswoman recently went public about her successful fight against breast cancer, which occurred in the past year, in an effort to send a message to women under 40 that they need to undergo cancer testing for early detection.... Full Story

Study: Catching second breast cancer early improves survival rate
Date: 2009-03-18 19:32:12
Women who survived breast cancer are more likely to successfully handle a second occurrence of the disease when caught early, according to a study.... Full Story

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