Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Should You Be Screened for Breast Cancer Genes?

If your family tree includes one or more relatives with a history of breast cancer, you probably know that you…

Breast Cancer

Carbs Raise Risk for Breast Cancer—But Which Ones?

A new study shows that when it comes to preventing breast cancer recurrence, not all carbs are created equal—certain kinds…

Breast Cancer

Breast Reconstruction Advances

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, of course…and my heart goes out to each of the approximately 254,000 American…

Breast Cancer

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: The “Noncancer” Breast Cancer

Patients are confused, and no wonder—because doctors don’t even agree on the name, much less on how aggressively to treat…

Breast Cancer

Dense Breasts Increase Your Cancer Risk—Here’s What Helps

Guys may not understand this, but we women really do sit around talking about things like how dense our breasts…

Breast Cancer

Tender Breasts Mean Increased Cancer Risk for Hormone Therapy Users

If you are considering or currently using hormone therapy (HT) to ease menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night…

Breast Cancer

Taking Off Just a Few Pounds Protects Your Breasts

Have you heard the news about the big payback for shedding just a little extra body baggage? Here’s the scoop:…

Breast Cancer

For Breast Cancer Radiation, Facedown Position May Be Safer

A woman with breast cancer who has had a lumpectomy also may have radiation to improve her odds of beating…

Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Risk That’s as Bad as the Gene

Don’t we all want to weep when we think of kids battling cancer…and isn’t it great to know that most…

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Update: Radiation or Not?

Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients May Fare Better Without Radiation Therapy Many women with breast cancer want to do anything and…

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Easier At-Home Prep for Breast Reconstruction Patients

After the wrenching experience of mastectomy, breast reconstruction can help restore a woman’s sense of wholeness. Yet fewer than half…

Breast Cancer

Closer to a Breast Cancer Cure

You’re no doubt familiar with the old saying that if you want to succeed in business, you must "build a…

Breast Cancer

Do You Need This New Breast Test… Or Could It Do More Harm Than Good?

When a friend told me that she was scheduled for a test called breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), I was concerned.…

Breast Cancer

Nervous About Needing a Breast MRI? Here

My coworker’s mammogram revealed a suspicious area in one breast, so her doctor recommended a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test…

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Combination MRI and Mammo Finds More Cancers

High-Risk Women May Identify More Cancers with One of Each, Six Months Apart At present, the gold standard of care…