Health News

Most Breast Cancer Patients Happy with Choice to Remove Non-Cancerous Breast
When a woman decides to get a cancerous breast removed, she may need to decide if the second, healthy breast should also be removed to reduce her risk of another cancer. In that moment, it can be hard for women to know if they made the right choice.
'Angelina' May Have Boosted Breast Cancer Screening
The United Kingdom recently saw a spike in women seeking genetic screening for breast cancer. Researchers think the increase may be tied to a high-profile celebrity endorsement.
Breast Cancer Screening May Be Riskier for Women Over 70
Mammograms can be a lifesaving tool, but older women undergoing this breast cancer screening may be at a higher risk for misdiagnosis.
New Breast Cancer Vaccine Tested
Efforts to fight cancer include both treatment and prevention. And researchers recently tested a vaccine to prevent breast cancer recurrence.
Call for Genetic Screening to Become New Norm
Gene mutations associated with higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer may pose a serious risk to Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) women, even those without a family history of cancer. This prompted a call for more genetic cancer screening.
Wearing a Bra Not Linked to Breast Cancer
Some believe breast cancer is more common in developed countries because more women wear bras. But new research may debunk that idea.
Double Mastectomy Rates Increased
Double mastectomy hit the news last year when Angelina Jolie reported having the procedure. But new research suggests that the surgery has been on the rise for over a decade.
Most Women Did Not Opt for Breast Reconstruction
After a mastectomy, some women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery. Recent research examined the factors that may affect that decision.
Understanding Breast Cancer Genes
Between 5 and 10 percent of breast cancer cases have a genetic basis. While it might be tempting to know whether you have a mutated breast cancer gene, genetic testing is only recommended for people with certain risk factors.
Cancer Screening May Not Benefit Elderly
Regular cancer screenings are widely regarded as an important part of preventive medicine, particularly for people in midlife. But those same screenings might cause more harm than good in older patients facing a limited life expectancy.