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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.
Young women may not be receiving radiation therapy after lumpectomy as often as would be optimal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research shows younger women given pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy are more likely to have a complete response to that treatment than older women.
Tamoxifen treatment for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is even more beneficial when taken for 10 years instead of five.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Younger women who are thrust into menopause because of breast cancer treatment may get some relief from talk therapy and regular exercise, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.
Young age does not independently predict delay in diagnosing breast cancer and has only a modest effect on higher stage disease.