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.
Researchers announced findings from breast cancer studies during Saturday’s sessions of the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, in Chicago. Today's reports focus on obesity and risk of recurrence in pre- and peri-menopausal women; preserving fertility in young women taking chemotherapy; and the future of bevacizumab (Avastin) in breast cancer.
Having very young children may affect whether women receive radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery.
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.