Breast Cancer News
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although fewer and fewer women have died of breast cancer each year over the past two decades, a new study suggests that improvements in survival have been slowest for the oldest women with the disease.
In a five-year review of 20 clinical trials, tamoxifen was shown to safely reduce both 15-year risk for recurrence and death in early-stage estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients who take antioxidants may have an increased or decreased risk of death or recurrent cancer, depending on which vitamin they use, a new study suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen may have an increased risk of developing diabetes, a new study suggests.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Giving breast cancer patients radiotherapy and chemotherapy at the same time significantly cuts the risk their tumors will come back and should be considered as a new treatment approach across the world, cancer experts said on Sunday.
The first head-to-head comparison of two aromatase inhibitors showed the treatments had similar outcomes in overall survival and recurrence prevention but one had less impact than the other on bone and heart health.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women newly diagnosed with earlier-stage breast cancer can take a few weeks to prepare for surgery without raising the odds that their tumor will progress, a new study suggests.
LONDON (Reuters) - Breast cancer patients who take the generic drug tamoxifen for five years are less likely to see their cancer return than those who take it for only two years, according to a large long-term study by British scientists.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer can expect to live just as long as peers without breast cancer, according to a new study.
Sentinel lymph node dissection was as effective as axillary lymph node surgery at lengthening lives but caused fewer painful side effects in this landmark study of women with invasive, early-stage breast cancer.