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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.

Young Age Does Not Predict Diagnostic Delay

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

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.

Quality-of-Life Problems Linger for Young Women

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 at Diagnosis May Not Predict Outcome

Young age--under 40 years old--when diagnosed with breast cancer does not by itself predict a worse outcome.

UPDATE: Estrogen after ovary removal safe for young women

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.

Triptorelin Shows No Advantage for Resuming Menstruation After Chemotherapy

Use of an ovarian suppression medicine during chemotherapy to protect ovaries of premenopausal women shows no difference for menstruation after treatment.

Women get less information on post-cancer fertility

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.

Infants Exposed to Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Develop Normally

Children born to mothers who had chemotherapy during pregnancy show long-term normal development.

Distress from Post-Treatment Infertility Remains Over Time

Younger women who want to become pregnant after treatment but are unable to conceive experience long-term emotional distress related to that infertility.

Pregnancy Safe for Women With Breast Cancer History

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.

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