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Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2015.01.08]
Title: Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Impact of Updated HER2 Testing Guidelines in Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Pathology & Lab Medicine Headlines [2016.02.04]
Are the ASCO/CAP updated clinical practice guidelines for HER2 testing in breast cancer a significant improvement over the prior FDA guidelines?
Modern Pathology

Medical News Today: Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy
Source: Featured Health News from Medical News Today [2016.02.04]
Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue.

Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.04]
Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue.

Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2016.02.04]
Title: Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

'Junk' DNA plays role in preventing breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.03]
Supposed "junk" DNA, found in between genes, plays a role in suppressing cancer, according to new research by Universities of Bath and Cambridge.

Fat injection for breast reconstruction doesn't increase risk of recurrent breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.01]
For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling - using the patient's own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction - does not increase the risk of...

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.01]
Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood-especially lots of fruits and vegetables-may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary...

High fiber intake when young may lower women's breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.01]
Researchers found that women who ate foods high in fiber during adolescence and young adulthood were up to 24% less likely to develop breast cancer.

Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study
Source: MedicineNet Fiber Specialty [2016.02.01]
Title: Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

For breast cancer patients, never too late to quit smoking
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.27]
cancer, other respiratory disease, or cardiovascular disease than women who had never smoked.

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Smoking and Quitting Smoking Specialty [2016.01.27]
Title: Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Targeted axillary dissection of lymph nodes after chemotherapy improves staging accuracy of node-positive breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.26]
New surgical technique reduces need for invasive surgery in select patients, MD Anderson study finds.

Immune system takes long time to recover after breast cancer chemo
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.26]
A new study shows it takes at least 9 months for breast cancer survivors' immune systems to recover following chemotherapy, leaving them vulnerable to common infections.

Nonrecommended screenings for prostate, breast cancer in older individuals
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.21]
An estimated 15.7 percent of individuals 65 or older may have received nonrecommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers because they had limited life expectancies of less than 10 years...

New findings may enhance PARP inhibitors therapy in breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.19]
Findings from a new study reveal that PARP inhibitors, an emerging class of drugs being studied in cancer clinical trials, may be enhanced by combining them with inhibitors targeting an oncogene...

Breast cancer study suggests new potential drug targets and combinations
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2016.01.15]
The largest analysis of breast cancer cell function to date suggests dozens of new uses for existing drugs, new targets for drug discovery, and new drug combinations.

Breast cancer detection rate using ultrasound is shown to be comparable to mammography
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.12.29]
The use of ultrasound (US) in detecting breast cancer has been shown to be comparable in its sensitivity to that of mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease according to a...

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.12.23]
Title: Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Not just a toothache: periodontal disease linked to breast cancer
Source: Dentistry News From Medical News Today [2015.12.21]
Periodontal disease has been linked to many serious conditions; new research shows high prevalence among women with breast cancer, especially among those who smoke.

Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet Gum Disease Specialty [2015.12.21]
Title: Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 12/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.12.11]
Title: Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mastectomy plus reconstruction has highest rate of complication, complication-related costs of guideline-concordant therapies for early breast cancer
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2015.12.10]
Treatment modality is also the most expensive in younger patients, MD Anderson study finds.

Breast cancer clinical trial of laser ablation treatment shows promising results for patients
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.12.10]
A laser treatment called Novilase® Breast Therapy shows promise as a way to successfully treat small breast cancers, according to research that was led by principal investigator Barbara...

Women with luminal A subtype of breast cancer did not benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.12.10]
Patients with other subtypes had benefit.Premenopausal women whose invasive breast cancers were of the luminal A subtype had comparable 10-year disease-free survival rates regardless of whether or...

SABCS15: 'Weeding the garden' with radiation while continuing breast cancer therapy
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.12.09]
An ongoing phase IIR/III clinical trial presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium seeks to answer an important question in the treatment of early metastatic breast cancer: Should...

Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.12.09]
Title: Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 12/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.12.08]
Title: Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Leukemia Specialty [2015.12.07]
Title: Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2015.12.03]
Title: False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Medicaid expansion improves breast cancer screening for low-income women
Source: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP News From Medical News Today [2015.11.30]
Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the U.S. are more likely to have a breast screening performed than those in non-expansion states, according to a study presented today at the annual...

Breast Cancer: BRCA Genes and Your Risk
Source: MedicineNet Genetic Disease Specialty [2015.11.16]
Title: Breast Cancer: BRCA Genes and Your Risk
Category: eMedicineHealth Doctor's Perspective
Created: 1/24/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Prevention
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.10.21]
Title: Breast Cancer Prevention
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/23/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet cyclophosphamide Specialty [2015.10.19]
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Symptoms and Signs
Created: 12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.09.24]
Title: For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet raloxifene Specialty [2015.09.02]
Title: Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 6/6/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Source: MedicineNet gabapentin Specialty [2015.08.26]
Title: Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.08.21]
Title: Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.07.28]
Title: After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
Category: Health News
Created: 7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.07.24]
Title: Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.06.18]
Title: More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.06.01]
Title: New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints
Source: MedicineNet capecitabine Specialty [2015.04.16]
Title: Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Disparities in breast cancer care linked to net worth
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2015.02.25]
Household net worth more important than income in gauging patient's ability to afford treatmentHousehold net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast...

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.02.05]
Title: FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.02.05]
Title: Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2015.01.23]
Title: Breast Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 10/11/2010 3:00:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 6:00:08 PM

Male Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Klinefelter Syndrome Specialty [2015.01.16]
Title: Male Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

In patients using drugs to prevent breast cancer recurrence, acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2014.08.01]
Use of electroacupuncture (EA) - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles - produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and...

Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Specialty [2013.10.08]
Title: Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/7/2013 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Pictures Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2013.06.06]
Title: Breast Cancer Pictures Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/28/2010 1:12:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
Source: MedicineNet Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Specialty [2012.12.05]
Title: Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2012 10:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2012.05.09]
Title: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 6:51:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
Source: MedicineNet estrogens (conjugated) and medroxyprogesterone Specialty [2011.10.21]
Title: Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
Category: Health News
Created: 10/21/2011 10:05:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2011 12:00:00 AM

Multivitamins May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.04.20]
Title: Multivitamins May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 4/20/2010 10:28:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2010 10:28:31 AM

Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.03.08]
Title: Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2010 2:10:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 3/8/2010

Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.03.08]
Title: Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
Category: Health News
Created: 3/8/2010 9:42:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/8/2010

Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.01.22]
Title: Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins
Category: Health News
Created: 1/21/2010 12:10:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/22/2010

Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Specialty [2005.01.31]
Title: Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Specialty [2005.01.31]
Title: Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM

Tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention of little benefit
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology
Only women at very high risk for breast cancer experience a benefit according to a study published in the journal Cancer.

Study outlines therapy for breast cancer with BRCA mutation
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology
Breast cancer with a certain genetic mutation can have breast-sparing surgery but should consider hormonal treatments.

Obesity Impact on Generational Cancer Risk 'Needs Study'
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Headlines [2016.02.04]
Obesity has a complex relationship with cancer risk, which includes the generational transmission of breast cancer susceptibility via obesity during pregnancy, and needs investigating, say experts.
Medscape Medical News

Cancer Treatment Impacts in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines [2016.02.04]
Find out how these breast cancer treatments may impact the risk of postoperative complications after prosthetic breast reconstruction.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Physical parameters matter in cancer cells' metastatic ability
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.03]
Scientists develop potential visual test for diagnosing invasive states of breast cancer cells.

Does radiation therapy improve survival for women with ductal carcinoma in situ?
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.02.02]
Set of risk factors predict which patients with DCIS will see a survival benefit from radiation therapy after breast cancer surgery.

D.C. Week: Senator Places Hold on Califf's FDA Nomination
Source: MedPage Today Allergy & Immunology [2016.01.30]
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer drug gains approval for liposarcoma

Vital clues to future cancer development in normal breast tissue DNA
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.29]
Detecting molecular alterations in early breast cancer development is key in the development of more effective cancer prevention and early detection strategies.

Breastfeeding saves lives, boosts economies in rich and poor countries
Source: Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today [2016.01.29]
Every year, 800,000 child deaths, 20,000 breast cancer deaths and $302 billion in costs could be prevented if all countries increased breastfeeding, says a new series of papers.

Recommendation to omit radiation therapy after lumpectomy is not frequently implemented
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.01.28]
New National Cancer Data Base study finds that most elderly breast cancer patients who could skip radiation still get it.Nearly two thirds of U.S.

Biopsy robot combines MRI and ultrasound
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2016.01.20]
Researchers at the University of Twente in The Netherlands are working on a biopsy robot that combines the best features of MRI and ultrasound, aiming to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and...

Making a safe procedure even safer - Simple refinements could reduce radiation risk from digital screening mammography
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.01.12]
In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced...

Travel distance is still a barrier to breast reconstruction after mastectomy
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2016.01.01]
Long travel distances continue to be a significant obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical...

Breast-conserving therapy yielded better outcomes than mastectomy for early-stage patients
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2015.12.10]
Among patients with early-stage breast cancer, those who received breast- conserving surgery plus radiation therapy had improved overall survival after 10 years compared with those who received...

Without prescription coverage, some cancer patients do without even low-cost drugs
Source: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today [2015.11.19]
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that for breast cancer survivors without prescription coverage, even relatively low-cost medicines can be 'catastrophic'.

No need to stop antidepressants before plastic surgery, evidence suggests
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2015.10.29]
For patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, there's no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes a...

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