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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.

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.

Less Heart-Toxic HER2 Chemotherapy Option

If you have been diagnosed with HER2 positive, early-stage breast cancer, find out how you and your healthcare team can reduce the risk of heart-damaging side effects potentially caused by some chemotherapy treatments.

Ovary removal not tied to increased risk of death

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite concerns that removing both of a woman's ovaries would raise her chances of dying from diseases associated with aging, a large new study suggests the procedure may be safe.

U.S. revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. drug regulators on Friday withdrew approval of Roche's Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer, capping a protracted and emotional battle over a drug backed by many survivors of the disease.