Health News

Cancer Rx May Prevent Spread of Breast Cancer
Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a leading medication used to treat a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, known as HER2-positive. Researchers are now suggesting the medicine may be useful in treating other forms of breast cancer.
New HER2+ Breast Cancer Rx Approved
Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer have a new medication to treat the disease in its late stages, after it has started to spread.
FDA Approves New Treatment for Late-Stage Breast Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine), a new therapy for patients with HER2-positive, late-stage (metastatic) breast cancer.
New Breast Implant Approved
Women who want to enhance the size of or rebuild their bustlines now have a new choice. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new silicone breast implant.
Benign Breast Disease in African American Women
A woman is told something looks suspicious on her mammogram and a biopsy is ordered. When the biopsy doesn’t find cancer, her sigh can be heard around the world. And while this is good news, she may still need to be concerned.
Four Types of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Identified
Triple-negative breast cancer is so tough to beat because there are few treatment options. Scientists have uncovered more about how triple-negative breast cancer behaves, and these findings could improve the outlook for patients.
Carbohydrate Connection to Cancer?
Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer. Breast cancer, in particular, has been associated with carrying too much weight. Scientists have drilled down on this link.
Older Women and Breast Cancer Screenings
Screening recommendations for breast cancer continue to change. A new study now suggests that older women do not need to be screened as often as younger women. A breast cancer screening expert questions those conclusions.
Breast Cancer Survival and the Boob Tube
Watching television and other passive screen activities have been linked to obesity. The act of being inactive and the time devoted to these in-activities are the issue. So does watching the boob tube impact breast cancer survival?
Eat More Veggies To Lower Breast Cancer Risks
You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have heard that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you. There’s new evidence that consuming more vegetables might lower the risks of one type of breast cancer.