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Gene Testing May Identify Effective Cancer Treatments
The term "genetic mutation" may sound a little scary, but some gene mutations may reveal lifesaving alternative cancer treatments — and show who is at risk for cancer in the future.
3-D Mammograms Found Cancer More Often
A mammogram can be a useful tool for finding breast cancer in women, but sometimes getting a standard mammogram may not be enough. A new study suggests that 3-D mammography may detect cancer more often than a mammogram alone.
Blood Pressure Rx May Not Pose Cancer Threat
A blood pressure medication once considered a threat to women's health may not be as bad as researchers thought.
More Women Opting for Mastectomies
Women with breast cancer are often faced with a choice between partial or complete breast removal. More and more have been opting for the complete removal, new research suggests.
Metastatic Cancer: How Cancer Spreads
Learning that a cancer has metastasized may be one of the scariest things you can hear from your doctor. Metastatic cancers are responsible for 90 percent of all cancer-related deaths. Here is an introduction to the fundamentals of how cancer develops and spreads.
Many Breast Cancer Patients Had Repeat Surgeries
Many breast cancer patients have surgery to remove the cancer, but several types of surgery are available. A new study suggests that one type of surgery may lead to more operations down the road.
Meditation and Yoga May Ease Breast Cancer Anxiety
Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are all common ways to fight breast cancer. While complementary therapies may not directly treat cancer, many may relieve related worry and stress.
Depression Common Among Women With Breast Cancer
Being diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease like breast cancer can come as an emotional shock. And a new study found that women diagnosed with breast cancer had a raised risk for depression.
Girls Treated for Wilms Tumor May Be at Risk for Breast Cancer
Sometimes, radiation can be a lifesaving cancer treatment. But radiation may also increase the risk for developing another cancer — and new research suggests this might have happened to some children years after radiation treatment.
Standard Medication for HER-2 Breast Cancer Remained Top Rx
The approval of a new medication represents new options for patients. But the new option isn't always the best option. When it comes to treating HER-2 positive breast cancer, the standard medication still appears to beat the newer option.