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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.

Delayed Time to Surgery Reduces Survival Rates in Young Women

Young women whose surgery-only breast cancer treatment is delayed longer than 6 weeks have decreased survival rates compared with women who are treated sooner.

Young Women More Often Choose Mastectomy Over Lumpectomy

Young women who have a choice of surgical treatment choose mastectomy more often than lumpectomy, or breast-conserving treatment, according to a study presented at a major breast cancer conference.

Risk of Bankruptcy Rises After Cancer Diagnosis

A Washington state study showed higher bankruptcy rates after a cancer diagnosis, especially among young people.

Researchers Find Age-specific Breast Cancer Incidences Vary by Race

A study suggests age-specific incidences of breast cancer subtypes vary by race, showing that the differences by race occur only when tumor subtypes are grouped together. 

Young Women Experience Sexual Problems After Breast Cancer

Sexual difficulties are common among young women during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a Dutch study. 

Jolie example of careful weighing of risks: MDs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer may have stunned fans of the Oscar-winning actress, but doctors say her choice is shared by many other women with a high genetic risk for breast cancer.

Reasons Young Women Stop Taking Tamoxifen Vary Over Time

A recent French study found that 42 percent of young women stopped taking tamoxifen within the first two years of treatment, before their treatment ended, due to several reasons. 

Doctors Less Likely to Offer Fertility Information to Some Women Before Cancer Therapy

Some premenopausal women are less likely than others to be told about, or pursue, fertility preservation before breast cancer treatment, a recent study showed.

Asian, Black and Young Women Have Most Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

About one-fourth of women show post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms soon after being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, a new study shows. Young women and those who are black or Asian have higher PTSD risk.

Study Looks at Fetal and Maternal Effects of Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

Chemotherapy given after the first trimester to pregnant women diagnosed with breast cancer caused no significant treatment-related complications for infants or mothers, a European research study showed.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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