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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, a target of U.S. conservatives opposed to its abortion and birth control services, said on Monday it would use $3 million in donations to launch an initiative to fight breast cancer with expanded screenings and education.
Difficulties with general health, chronic conditions, sex and more were shown to be long-term effects of breast cancer treatment for women diagnosed at age 50 or younger.
Young age--under 40 years old--when diagnosed with breast cancer does not by itself predict a worse outcome.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women under 40 who use estrogen to ease menopause symptoms after having their ovaries removed do not have an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Use of an ovarian suppression medicine during chemotherapy to protect ovaries of premenopausal women shows no difference for menstruation after treatment.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cancer treatment can sometimes lead to infertility, but young women are less likely than young men to be informed of that risk, a new study suggests.
Children born to mothers who had chemotherapy during pregnancy show long-term normal development.
Younger women who want to become pregnant after treatment but are unable to conceive experience long-term emotional distress related to that infertility.
In this analysis of studies over 40 years, an international research team found that pregnancy is safe for women with a history of breast cancer and does not hurt overall survival. The study, published in the European Journal of Cancer, also looked at related issues, including why some research has shown a possibly protective effect of pregnancy.
Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely than healthy or older women with breast cancer to have difficulties with quality of life, fertility and menopausal concerns, and behavioral health, according to a systematic review.