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Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says
But little research is done on male treatments, expert says
Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say
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.
But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say
The first time she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Caren Kaufman was 37. She had the surgery, the chemo, the radiation.
Breast cancer patients with small-sized tumors have a low risk of cancer recurrence, even without chemotherapy and an especially potent drug called trastuzumab.
Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment
Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say
While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say
High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find
Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say
It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds
But little research is done on male treatments, expert says
But research is still preliminary, experts say
But researchers still urge long-term monitoring
Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says
Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says
Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study
But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out
Those living farther from radiation centers more likely to receive mastectomy, study finds
Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer
7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return
New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say