Breast Cancer News
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LONDON (Reuters) - New research has nearly doubled the number of genetic variations implicated in breast, prostate and ovarian cancer, offering fresh avenues for screening at-risk patients and, potentially, developing better drugs.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More women may get screened for breast and cervical cancers if they don't have to pay for the tests, according to a new study from Japan.
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.
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.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In the latest installment in the mammogram debate, a new study finds that getting a mammogram every other year instead of annually did not increase the risk of advanced breast cancer in women aged 50 to 74, even in women who use hormone therapy or have dense breasts, factors that increase a woman's cancer risk.
Qigong may help ease symptoms of depression in women undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer and also lessen fatigue in those who reported symptoms of depression before beginning treatment, a study shows.
A recent study found that African-American women with breast cancer reported more fatigue, worse hot flashes and worse sleep quality than African-American women without cancer. Yet overall, both groups of women reported nearly the same level of social support, emotional distress and life satisfaction.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to walk away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavor) ice cream.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The radiation that might cure a breast cancer may also raise a woman's risk of having a heart attack or heart disease later in life, according a new study that looked back at the cases of 2,168 women in Sweden and Denmark.
Talking about end-of-life wishes soon after a metastatic cancer diagnosis may lead to less aggressive, and potentially more comfortable, treatment in the last month of life, a recent analysis showed.