Health News

Reducing Unnecessary Surgeries
The biggest fear about any cancer is the possibility that it has spread. Figuring this out, though, can involve invasive tests. Scientists are working on a laser light method that could avoid unnecessary surgery.
Loved Patients Live Longer
The road to beating breast cancer can be long and tough. Having a few really supportive friends or a large group to lean on can be a powerful source of strength.
Is Breast Cancer Being Overdiagnosed?
If you’ve been following the breast cancer screening recommendations, you know there is a hot debate about whether or not mammography is overdiagnosing breast cancer.
Do Cancer Screening Guidelines Change Behavior?
Several years ago, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women in their 40s not have breast cancer screening mammograms.  USPSTF also said there was “insufficient evidence” for women 75 and older to be screened. Did women follow these guidelines?
The Weight of Race on Cancer
Being underweight or way overweight can affect a person’s ability to beat breast cancer. The role weight plays in who wins and who loses against this cancer varies among women.
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risks
We won’t be seeing NFL players wearing pink shoes, gloves, sweatbands, using pink towels and displaying pink ribbons on their helmets for another year now. Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012 is over.
It’s Complicated
After breast cancer surgery – particularly lumpectomies – radiation is recommended to kill any lurking cancer cells and reduce the chance the cancer will come back. One method of radiation therapy has complications for some.
Ward Off Breast Cancer with Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding your child can do more than provide your child better immunity and great nutrition. It can also reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Getting a Grip on Hormones While Fighting Cancer
It happens at some point to every woman: the hot flashes and night sweats signaling a major change in life. For cancer patients, these symptoms can be side effects of the treatment regimen.
No Change in Change-of-Life Hormone Warnings
A decade ago, when a woman reached menopause, she likely reached for hormone replacement therapy to calm the symptoms associated with the change in life. Then a large study called the Women's Health Initiative challenged that treatment.