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Mammogram testing should start at 40, new study finds
Date: 2010-01-06 00:00:00

Earlier this week, two medical organizations came out to challenge the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's controversial recommendation that women don't need to undergo mammogram testing until they are 50 years of age. ... Full Story

Breast cancer test may allow certain patients to avoid chemotherapy
Date: 2010-01-12 00:00:00

A recent multi-gene test that can predict whether early stage breast cancer patients will benefit from chemotherapy may have an effect on doctor's treatment recommendations in combating the disease.... Full Story

New breast cancer therapy undergoes successful testing
Date: 2010-01-20 00:00:00

A new breast cancer therapy that was developed and tested by University of Oklahoma researchers may be able to kill large tumors and reduce the need for mastectomies. ... Full Story

Discovery of hormone's role in breast cancer development may improve testin
Date: 2010-02-12 00:00:00

Researchers from the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University have reportedly found that a pituitary hormone called prolactin, normally responsible for breast development and milk production, also blocks an oncogene called BCL6, which makes breast cancer more aggressive. ... Full Story

Majority of breast cancer patients use biologically-based therapies
Date: 2010-02-15 00:00:00

A recent study by a Michigan State University researcher working to develop a support intervention program for breast cancer patients has found that biologically-based therapies, such as vitamins or dietary supplements, are the most popular complementary alternative medicines (CAM) for women suffering with the disease. ... Full Story

Aspirin use linked to reduced risk of metastasis and death in breast cancer
Date: 2010-02-23 00:00:00

Women who have completed treatment for early stage breast cancer and who regularly take aspirin may reduce their risk of cancer recurrence and metastasis, according to a recent study. ... Full Story

Radiation therapy found to be most effective immediately following breast c
Date: 2010-03-04 00:00:00

A recent study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston has found that the longer older women wait to receive radiation therapy after having breast cancer surgery, the greater the risk of cancer recurrence. ... Full Story

Danish study finds mammograms don't reduce breast cancer deaths, U.S. experts disagree
Date: 2010-03-24 00:00:00

According to a recent comparative study, routine mammography screening may have little or no effect on breast cancer mortality rates. ... Full Story

Study: Pregnancy may protect against breast cancer recurrence
Date: 2010-03-26 00:00:00

For some time, medical experts believed that hormonal changes associated with pregnancy could spur the return of breast cancer in patients who had recently beaten the disease. However, new research study suggests that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have children afterwards may actually improve their survival odds. ... Full Story

Beta blockers may lower the risk of breast cancer metastasis, death
Date: 2010-03-29 00:00:00

According to new research recently presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the blood pressure drugs known as beta blockers may reduce a breast cancer patient's risk of metastasis. ... Full Story

Study: Post-mastectomy radiotherapy underused
Date: 2010-04-01 00:00:00

Breast cancer patients who undergo a mastectomy and who would benefit from postoperative radiation therapy receive the procedure far less often than those who undergo breast-conserving surgery, also known as a lumpectomy. ... Full Story

Compound in Broccoli may help treat breast cancer
Date: 2010-05-04 00:00:00

The nutritional value of broccoli is widely accepted, but a new study has found that one compound in the vegetable may also be effective in treating breast cancer. ... Full Story

Improvements in cancer testing reduce deaths
Date: 2010-06-01 00:00:00

For individuals who have recently had a cancer test, finding out that they are positive for the disease can be a difficult time, However, detection and treatment methods have steadily improved for most cancers, greatly improving their survivability. ... Full Story

Olive oil diet may increase chances of breast cancer recovery
Date: 2010-06-14 00:00:00

Excess weight gain following a positive breast cancer test may decrease the survivability of the disease, but new research has found that a diet rich in olive oil may help women keep the weight off during treatment.... Full Story

Fish oil supplements may reduce the risk of breast cancer
Date: 2010-07-09 00:00:00

Women who regularly take fish oil supplements may be less likely to have a positive breast cancer test.... Full Story

Genetic risk factors for breast cancer discovered
Date: 2010-07-28 00:00:00

Women who have a family history of breast cancer may want to consider seeking a cancer test, as a new study has found that genetic factors that can be passed from generation to generation may play a role in the development of the disease. ... Full Story

Cancer and inflammation may share a common cause
Date: 2010-08-17 00:00:00

Individuals who have chronic inflammation of their gums, arteries or any other tissue in their body may benefit from cancer testing, as new research has shown that a fatty substance that causes inflammation may also contribute to the growth of cancer cells.... Full Story

High stress levels linked to spread of breast cancer
Date: 2010-09-21 00:00:00

Women whose family history and dietary habits put them at risk for breast cancer may benefit from cortisol testing. A new study has found that stress can elevate the risk of developing the disease further.... Full Story

Improvements in breast cancer testing and treatment result in greater survivability
Date: 2010-10-01 00:00:00

Breast cancer has become much more treatable in recent years, as a recent study has found that five- and 10-year survival rates are improving. Researchers said that advancements in cancer testing are among the leading causes of this.... Full Story

Study ties air pollution to rise in breast cancer occurrences
Date: 2010-10-07 00:00:00

Women who live in high-pollution areas may benefit from breast cancer testing, as findings from a recent study indicate that particles from automobile exhaust may increase their risk for developing the potentially deadly condition.... Full Story

Lifestyle characteristics may be more important in breast cancer than family history
Date: 2010-10-14 00:00:00

Lifestyles associated with good breast health - which may include getting plenty of exercise, eating a nutritious diet and seeking regular breast cancer testing - may help reduce women's risk of cancer, even for those who have a family history of the illness.... Full Story

Radiation from cancer testing does not significantly increase cancer risk
Date: 2010-11-17 00:00:00

Some women shy away from breast cancer testing due to concerns over high levels of radiation exposure. However, a new study has found that the benefits of early detection far outweigh the risks associated with radiation exposure.... Full Story

New study connects declining use of hormone therapy to drop in breast cancer
Date: 2010-12-02 00:00:00

Cancer testing has shown that the number of women who develop breast cancer is dropping. A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco believes that they have found a link between this drop in cancer rates and the declining prevalence of hormone therapy.... Full Story

Researchers develop more accurate breast cancer test
Date: 2010-12-17 00:00:00

Given the fact that breast cancer is most treatable in its early stages, detecting it quickly is vitally important. Now, a team of researchers from Arizona State University may have developed a new, more effective breast cancer test that may be able to detect the disease earlier.... Full Story

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