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Moles May Be Markers of Breast Cancer Risk
The amount of sex hormone's in a woman's blood may play a role her risk of breast cancer. And those sex hormone levels may show themselves in more obvious ways than once thought — in the form of moles on the skin.
Breast Cancer Treatment Had Lingering Health Effects
Women with breast cancer often receive radiation treatments and chemotherapy to fight their disease. In some women, those treatments might bring long-term health effects that aren’t so desirable.
Fertility Meds Didn't Cause Breast Cancer
Not all of the long-term impacts of fertility treatment are clear. But researchers have found reassuring evidence for those hoping to have a baby using such treatments.
Mammograms Might Not Reduce Deaths Says Study
If you get an annual mammogram, you are reducing your risk of dying from breast cancer, right? Maybe not, say the authors of a new study challenging this assumption.
Preventing Disease with Exercise
Your health care provider may emphasize the importance of exercise, but exactly how important is physical activity for staying healthy?
Tomatoes Might Help Lower Obesity and Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women can become more at risk for breast cancer if they are overweight. An easy dietary change may help reduce that risk by lowering the chances of obesity.
How Breast MRIs Are Being Used
Actress Christina Applegate, the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, had her first breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in 2007. The next year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Are more women following in Applegate’s footsteps?
Why Breast MRI is Increasing
In 2012, American women had nearly 39 million mammograms, the standard breast cancer screening method. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is also gaining popularity for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
Assessing Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors
One of the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment is a condition called lymphedema. It’s a swelling of the arm that not only affects appearance, but can also be painful and interfere with function.
Radiation Improved Breast Cancer Outlook
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. Abnormal cells are found inside the milk duct of the breast. Unlike invasive breast cancers, ductal carcinoma in situ has not spread beyond the duct.