Sunday, March 1, 2015

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New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior
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.
Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64
More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return
Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say
London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease
Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease
It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years
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