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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.

Tamoxifen Reduces ER-positive Recurrence Rate

November 9, 2011

In a five-year review of 20 clinical trials, tamoxifen was shown to safely reduce both 15-year risk for recurrence and death in early-stage estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

Zometa fails to help breast cancer survival: study

December 9, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Novartis osteoporosis drug Zometa failed to improve disease free survival of early breast cancer patients in a large clinical trial, but some benefit was observed in older patients who took the medicine, researchers said.

Cancer patients pick antidepressant for hot flashes

November 8, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer survivors who struggle with hot flashes may find respite in an antidepressant, according to a new study that suggests the medication should be the go-to drug when the overheating is severe.

Women prefer silicone to saline after mastectomy

November 8, 2010

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

March 24, 2010

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

December 15, 2009

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

November 19, 2009

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

November 18, 2009

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

October 2, 2009

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

July 28, 2009

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

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