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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.

Women prefer silicone to saline after mastectomy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have breast reconstruction after cancer surgery tend to be happier with the cosmetic results of silicone implants than with saline-filled ones, a study published Monday suggests.

The Health Bill: How It Could Impact You

Increased access to treatment and follow-up care, protection of coverage in case of job change or loss, ensuring coverage despite pre-existing conditions and increasing quality and quantity of life for young women are among the ways the healthcare overhaul bill may impact people with a history of breast cancer.

Questions to Ask About Clinical Trials

This list will help you talk with your doctor or nurse about whether being part of a breast cancer clinical trial or treatment research study is right for you.

Secretary Sebelius Statement on New Breast Cancer Recommendations

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement yesterday on new breast cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Statement on New Mammography Guidelines

On November 16, 2009, The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that it is changing its guidelines for mammography and no longer recommends routine screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49 who are at average risk for developing breast cancer.

Oncologists Do Not Give Enough Information About Fertility

Counseling and educational information on protecting fertility could help women to make choices about breast cancer treatment and fertility options.

Type of Treatment Impacts Rate of Recurrence in Young Women

Treatment type impacts local recurrence rates in young women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, study finds.

Zoladex Reduces Recurrence Risk in ER Positive Cancers

Using an LHRH agonist with or without Tamoxifen after breast cancer surgery may benefit premenopausal women with ER positive early breast cancer.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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