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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.

Radiation Therapy After Surgery Less Likely for Young Women

March 29, 2013

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

Study Shows Need for Radiation after Mastectomy

March 26, 2013

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

March 22, 2013

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

February 26, 2013

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

February 15, 2013

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.

Chemotherapy Before Surgery May Be Most Beneficial in Very Young Women

January 28, 2013

Research shows younger women given pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy are more likely to have a complete response to that treatment than older women. 

Taking Tamoxifen for 10 Years Lowers Recurrence and Mortality

December 20, 2012

Tamoxifen treatment for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is even more beneficial when taken for 10 years instead of five. 

Therapy, exercise aid in chemo-related menopause

October 11, 2012

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 Predict Diagnostic Delay

August 22, 2012

Young age does not independently predict delay in diagnosing breast cancer and has only a modest effect on higher stage disease.

Planned Parenthood launches new U.S. breast health initiative

August 20, 2012

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.

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