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Breast Cancer News

In this section, access cutting-edge news about breast cancer in African-American women including treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

Collards and carrots may ward off breast cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating lots of carrots and cruciferous vegetables -- collard greens, cabbage, broccoli -- could reduce breast cancer risk, particularly an aggressive form common among African American women, suggests a large new study.

The Health Bill: How It Could Impact You

Increased access to treatment and follow-up care, protection of coverage in case of job change or loss, ensuring coverage despite pre-existing conditions and increasing quality and quantity of life for young women are among the ways the healthcare overhaul bill may impact people with a history of breast cancer.

Questions to Ask About Clinical Trials

This list will help you talk with your doctor or nurse about whether being part of a breast cancer clinical trial or treatment research study is right for you.

Secretary Sebelius Statement on New Breast Cancer Recommendations

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement yesterday on new breast cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Statement on New Mammography Guidelines

On November 16, 2009, The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that it is changing its guidelines for mammography and no longer recommends routine screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49 who are at average risk for developing breast cancer.

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