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Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say
Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says
But little research is done on male treatments, expert says
3 D Mammography offers new way to detect cancer
A national study of nearly half a million women found that adding three-dimensional breast imaging to standard two-dimensional mammography increased cancer detection while reducing recalls for false alarms.
Eating more fish, nuts, poultry may help, but findings don't prove cause-and-effect
Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say
But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say
Breast cancer patients with small-sized tumors have a low risk of cancer recurrence, even without chemotherapy and an especially potent drug called trastuzumab.
The first time she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Caren Kaufman was 37. She had the surgery, the chemo, the radiation.
Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution
Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors
Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors
Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease
Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties
Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds
Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said
But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added
Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says
But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure
Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted
Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say
Research confirms findings previously noted for whites
Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better