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(Reuters) - A pair of newer drugs proved no better, and by some measures inferior, to the older and cheaper chemotherapy agent paclitaxel in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, according to results of a late stage 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.
(Reuters) - Interim results from a mid-stage trial of Celldex Therapeutics Inc's experimental drug showed trends toward reducing tumors in patients with advanced breast cancer, with rates improving for those patients with high levels of a key protein.
Children born to mothers who had chemotherapy during pregnancy show long-term normal development.
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have mapped the complete genetic codes of 21 breast cancers and created a catalogue of the mutations that accumulate in breast cells, raising hopes that the disease may be able to be spotted earlier and treated more effectively in future.
Younger women who want to become pregnant after treatment but are unable to conceive experience long-term emotional distress related to that infertility.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that starting breast cancer screening at age 40 might be worthwhile for some women who have a higher-than-average risk of the disease, for example because their mother had cancer.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who got seed radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment were more likely to have an infection or breast pain than those who were treated with whole-breast irradiation, in a new study.
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.