Saturday, January 31, 2015

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It seems counterintuitive, but detecting breast cancer early is not automatically a good thing. That dilemma is at the heart of the never-ending debate over starting mammography screening before age 50.
Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study
Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds
When the staff at Abington Memorial Hospital handed the breast cancer patient its new "Distress Thermometer" questionnaire, she instantly felt conflicted.
Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - and a call to action to get your annual breast checkup.
A blood test under development at the Johns Hopkins University could reduce the number of women who need chemotherapy significantly by revealing who has residual cancer cells after surgery to remove the tumors.
Some say it’s the hardest thing they have ever had to hear, but for Shelley Crenshaw, three-time breast cancer survivor, it was a blessing.
Next month, Thomas G. Frazier will sit down with colleagues at Bryn Mawr Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Center and unseal the results of a blind study for Dune Medical's MarginProbe.
Q: How often should I be screened for breast cancer? A: Breast cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of women. Early detection with screening mammography is key because treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease.
But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants
Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say
Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds
Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight
New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior
Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says
Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say
Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found
American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths
Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds
Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients
Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients