Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Under Debate
Although it may seem intuitive that you should get screened early and often for all types of cancers, it isn't always that simple. New breast cancer screening guidelines highlight the role of personal choice in screenings for younger women, but not all experts are in agreement.
Breast Cancer and Hormone Therapy: An Evolving Relationship
When it comes to breast cancer risk, not all hormone therapies are created equal. While some may continue to increase the risk of cancer years after a patient stops taking the medications, others can decrease the odds of getting the disease.
How Stress Management Could Help Breast Cancer Patients
Stress, sadness and depression are common to breast cancer patients. Learning to manage those feelings early on, however, could help patients for years to come.
This Menopause Therapy Didn't Affect Death Risk
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of controversy since past research linked it to health problems like cancer. New evidence, however, might clear up some concerns about this treatment.
Breast Cancer Patients Just Got a New Treatment Option
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new medication to treat breast cancer.
This Test May Stop Unneeded Lymph Node Surgery
Although they may at the time be cancer-free, some breast cancer patients have their lymph nodes removed to ensure the cancer doesn't come back and spread. That surgery, however, may not always be needed. Ultrasound may play a role in avoiding unnecessary lymph surgery.
Breast Cancer: What Women Don’t Know
Breast cancer can be a mind-boggling diagnosis. Patients are often faced with questions about therapy, medication and recovery options at each turn. What women know and tell their doctors about their cancer may make a difference in treatment.
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.
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.
'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.