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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.
There are some people who are not uplifted by Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including some who are breast cancer patients.
Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say
With arrival of October comes plenty of pink on everything everywhere as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So what better time to raise awareness about what’s helpful — and what’s not — when a friend, family member or acquaintance has cancer?
Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure
Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find
Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds
Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say
Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk
Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say
You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says
Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report
Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women
Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue
Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence
Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say
'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports
Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says