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Breast Cancer News

In this section, access cutting-edge breast cancer news on treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

Medicine Combination Slows Metastatic Hormone Positive Breast Cancer

Learn how the combination of everolimus and the hormonal therapy exemestane may offer a new treatment option for postmenopausal women with locally advanced or metastatic estrogen-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

Re-operation common after breast-conserving surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in four women who have breast-conserving surgery for cancer needs a second operation to remove more breast tissue, suggests a new study that also found the rate of re-operation varied widely by surgeon.

Medicine Combination Slows Metastatic HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

Learn how the experiemental medicine pertuzumab improves progression-free survival and may offer a new treatment option for women with metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer.

Oncotype DX Test Predicts DCIS Recurrence

Learn how the Oncotype DX DCIS Score predicts recurrence and adds treatment options in early-stage breast cancer.

Study Reconfirms Axillary Node Removal Often Too Much

If you have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and are exploring your treatment options, learn why axillary surgery may not be necessary.

Yoga helps breast cancer survivors curb fatigue

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one third of breast cancer survivors experience fatigue that can affect their quality of life, but a small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost vitality.

"Virtual visits" unpopular among cancer survivors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new survey of breast cancer survivors, few people said that having a follow-up appointment with a doctor or nurse over the phone or online instead of in person would ease their stress and worry.

Memory issues after cancer may not be due to chemo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women treated for breast cancer with radiation with or without chemotherapy had more thinking and memory problems a few years after their treatment ended than women who'd never had cancer, in a new study.

Quicker radiation therapy doubles mastectomy risk

(Reuters) - Women who get a quicker, localized form of radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer are more likely to need to have their breast removed later on than women treated with traditional radiation of the whole breast.

BRCA variants not tied to worse cancer outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The outlook for breast cancer patients carrying variant versions of the BRCA genes is a subject of debate, but a new study suggests those women do just as well as patients with similar cancers, as long as they follow standard treatments.

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