Drug halves tumor recurrence for women with a common breast cancer
Drug halves tumor recurrence for women with a common breast cancer

For certain women with early stage breast cancer, a newer drug that combines an antibody with chemotherapy may cut the risk of disease recurrence in half, a new trial finds.

Most people don't know if they have genetic risk for cancer
Most people don't know if they have genetic risk for cancer

Most people carrying genes that put them at risk for cancer don't realize it, new research suggests.

Bills mount for breast cancer survivors
Bills mount for breast cancer survivors

Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years.

Breast cancer drug promising in phase 3 trial
Breast cancer drug promising in phase 3 trial

For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests.

Magnetic system approved for guiding lymph biopsies
Magnetic system approved for guiding lymph biopsies

A magnetic system for guiding lymph node biopsies in certain people with breast cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Many struggle with high cost of breast cancer care
Many struggle with high cost of breast cancer care

The cost of treatment for early stage breast cancer can be devastating for many patients, but they get little guidance or help from their doctors, a new study suggests.

Low-fat diet tied to better breast cancer survival
Low-fat diet tied to better breast cancer survival

Breast cancer patients who adopted a low-fat diet were more likely to survive for at least a decade after diagnosis, compared to patients who ate fattier fare, new research shows.

Breast cancer patients may shorten Herceptin regimen: study
Breast cancer patients may shorten Herceptin regimen: study

For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease.

Earlier mammograms may mean less need for aggressive treatments
Earlier mammograms may mean less need for aggressive treatments

Much of the debate over when to start having mammograms has focused on lives saved, but new research suggests that early screening might also translate into smaller tumors and less aggressive breast cancer treatments.

Busting myths surrounding cancer and genetic testing
Busting myths surrounding cancer and genetic testing

While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests.

Newer breast MRI may be more accurate and easier
Newer breast MRI may be more accurate and easier

A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report.

Extra body fat may raise breast cancer risk, no matter your weight
Extra body fat may raise breast cancer risk, no matter your weight

Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds.

Screening, treatment cuts breast cancer deaths in half
Screening, treatment cuts breast cancer deaths in half

Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals.

Screening, treatment cuts breast cancer deaths in half
Screening, treatment cuts breast cancer deaths in half

Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals.

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