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