Health News

Exercising is Fun with Phone Support
It's easier to be active when there's someone to keep you in line. Some cancer patients can stay on track with the help of a phone buddy.
FDA Approves new Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implant
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the MemoryShape Breast Implant to increase breast size (augmentation) for use in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age.
Personalized Breast Cancer Prevention
The genetic make-up of a cancer can be critical information for treating the disease. Some medications are designed to zero in on specific genetic defects to treat the cancer. Could this info be used before the cancer forms?
Survivors Take More Pills
Women who have been through the breast cancer journey usually take some form of medication to keep the disease from returning. Are they taking more pills than women who've never had cancer?
High Genetic Breast Cancer Risk in African Americans
Thanks to Angelina Jolie, we have been hearing a lot about BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. But for some patients, these genes alone may not tell the whole story.
Sweeter Breast Cancer Ride
The body’s lymph system is a super highway for cancer to travel to other locations. A new study may change the way physicians treat women whose early breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. And this change could make the after-cancer ride a whole lot sweeter.
Other Cancers After Breast Cancer?
Even after a cancer is successfully treated, there's still a risk that another cancer may show up at some point down the line. A recent Spanish study looked at the risk of second cancers in breast cancer survivors.
What to Know About Angelina's Decision
Mega-star Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had both breasts removed. She does not have breast cancer. Ms. Jolie has done this to reduce her risks of developing both breast and ovarian cancer.
Diabetes Rx and Breast Cancer Survival
The diabetes drug metformin has been something of a darling in the cancer world of late. Previous research has shown that it may help prevent or beat cancer. But a new study has come along that creates a question mark.
Moving Beyond Breast Cancer
Being physically active is one of the best things breast cancer survivors can do for themselves. Are they moving? Recent research tracked the physical activity patterns of breast cancer survivors.