Health News

New Device Guides Breast Cancer Biopsies
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to guide lymph node biopsies in patients with breast cancer.
BRCA Mutations: Who Should Get Tested?
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase breast cancer risk. So how do you know if you have these gene mutations?
The Benefits of Exercise After Breast Cancer
Aerobic exercise and resistance training could help women who have survived breast cancer live longer, according to a new study.
Breast Cancer: Knowing Your Options
Some women with breast cancer may not feel completely informed about their treatment options, according to a new study.
A Look at Women's Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
Many women with early-stage breast cancer may consider aggressive treatment choices, a new study found.
The Test That Could Save Women's Lives
Many women who had a raised risk of breast and ovarian cancer were not being tested for a gene that signifies a much higher cancer risk, a new study found.
The Problem with False Positives
Women who receive a false positive result on a mammogram screening may be more likely to skip or delay their next screening, according to a new study. And that could put their health at risk.
In Vitro and Breast Cancer Risk
In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments were not tied to an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study found.
Why Are More Women Having Mastectomies?
In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie elected to undergo a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. This mutation greatly increases the risk for breast cancer. The star encouraged other women to get tested for BRCA1, and it appears many did.
The Effect of BRCA Testing on Breast Cancer Treatment
Genetic testing in younger women with breast cancer may be getting more common. And that could have an effect on those women's future treatment decisions.