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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.

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.

Small Increase of Metastatic Breast Cancer at First Diagnosis Seen in Young Women

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A large study looking at a 33-year time span found that young women were the only age group to show an increase in metastatic breast cancer as an initial diagnosis.

Radiation Therapy After Surgery Less Likely for Young Women

Young women may not be receiving radiation therapy after lumpectomy as often as would be optimal.

Study Shows Need for Radiation after Mastectomy

An analysis of previous clinical trials may help define situations with a higher risk of recurrence for women who have mastectomy without radiation therapy. The findings may help clarify when doctors should recommend radiation. 

Cognitive Problems Common for Young Women After Treatment

Almost 60 percent of young women treated for breast cancer had memory loss or other cognitive problems up to 28 months after diagnosis, French researchers found.

Advanced breast cancer inching up in young women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More young women are being diagnosed with advanced, metastatic breast cancer than were three decades ago, a new study suggests - although the overall rate of cancers in that group is still small.

No increased cancer risk after IVF: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to a new study of Israeli women.

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