Breast Cancer News
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women with breast cancer often overestimate both their chance of developing cancer in the other breast and how much removal of that breast is likely to protect them, a new U.S. study suggests.
Women age 40 or younger when diagnosed with early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer do not have an increased risk of early recurrence due to age. They also are as likely as older women to benefit from treatment with trastuzumab, or Herceptin, according to a recent study.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although recommendations differ on when women should start getting screened for breast cancer, a new study suggests women in their 40s may benefit from yearly mammograms.
A study of about 7,000 women treated with tamoxifen for early-stage, ER+ breast cancer showed lower recurrence and mortality rates for those who took the medication for 10 years instead of 5 years. This research, which has not yet been published, reinforces the findings of the international ATLAS trial.
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 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.
A Washington state study showed higher bankruptcy rates after a cancer diagnosis, especially among young people.
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.
Sexual difficulties are common among young women during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a Dutch study.
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.