Friday, July 3, 2015

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Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts
New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups
But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems
2010 study led to a change in practice
To the ever-growing list of things smartphones can put at your fingertips (weather, traffic, games, stock quotes), Apple aims to add "relieve suffering" and "advance science."
Findings suggest need to modify screening methods
CHICAGO - Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose equivocal breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.
Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests
Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy
More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return
But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising
Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy
Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease
But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say
Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent
Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say
But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says
No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery
Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months
Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures
Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months
Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures
Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds