Breast Cancer News
In this section, access cutting-edge news about breast cancer in young women including treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology published updates to their 2005 guidelines for use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage breast cancer. The guidelines, based on the review of 9 randomized clinical trials and 13 cohort studies, reflect what ASCO believes are best practices in using the biopsy.
A recent study suggests that while women are living longer after treatment for breast cancer, they may be at greater risk of developing certain health conditions as they age.
More and more women are choosing breast reconstruction following mastectomy, partially due to the considerable rise in use of bilateral mastectomy.
Although concerned about how breast cancer treatment might affect their future ability to have children, few young women take steps to preserve fertility before treatment.
Many young women diagnosed with breast cancer find that their relationship with their mother improves after diagnosis. Daughters were more likely to seek out support from their mothers after diagnosis than they were in the previous year.
According to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, practicing Hatha yoga for as few as 3 months may lessen fatigue and inflammation in people treated for breast cancer.
Breast cancer death rates among young women have declined over four decades, yet the rate of decrease has been less for young black women. This study also looked at the economic impact of U.S. breast cancer deaths in young women and found they represent a total lifetime productivity loss of $5.5 billion annually.
Less financially secure young women who self-detect a breast change are more likely to delay seeking help, according to a recent study.
A study of North Carolinian women found that young African-American women were far more likely to have breast cancer treatment delay than White women in the same age range of 20 to 49.
Each December, medical experts and researchers from around the world meet at the 5-day San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to share the latest findings from breast cancer clinical trials. Read on for updates from the 2013 symposium, held December 10–14.