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Targeted radiation might help fight advanced breast cancer

A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests. More>>

Daily exercise lowers breast cancer risk

Getting more than an hour of physical activity each day can reduce women's risk for breast cancer, new research suggests. More>>

Study supports radiation when breast cancer spreads to few lymph nodes

Having radiation therapy after a mastectomy benefits patients with breast cancer that has spread to just a few lymph nodes under their arms, a new study suggests. More>>

Yoga may help breast cancer patients during radiation therapy

Women with breast cancer who practiced yoga had lower levels of stress hormones and reported less fatigue and better quality of life, new research shows. More>>

Annual mammograms don't reduce breast cancer deaths

The value of yearly mammograms is under fire once again, with a long-running Canadian study contending that annual screening in women aged 40 to 59 does not lower breast cancer death rates. More>>

Angelina Jolie's story didn't boost knowledge of breast cancer risks

When actress Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive double mastectomy, it did not lead to an increased understanding of the genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers say. More>>

Exercise might ease joint pain caused by breast cancer drugs

Exercise might help breast cancer survivors relieve the joint pain that is a side effect of their medications, researchers say. More>>

Frequent mammograms tied to lower risk of breast cancer spread

Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study. More>>

Breast-density changes may be tied to cancer risk

Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. More>>

Poorer women delay examination of breast lumps

Younger women with limited finances are more likely than others to delay seeking medical attention after finding an abnormality in their breast, according to a new study. More>>

Some women cite personal growth after breast cancer diagnosis

Although a breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating news, some women say they also go through positive personal growth from the experience. More>>

Study questions use of less-invasive lymph node surgery for breast cancer

A study that sought to see if a less-invasive, less-debilitating procedure could determine accurately how far breast cancer has spread fell short of the safety threshold the researchers set. More>>

More black women in U.S. diagnosed with breast cancer

White women 40 and older have traditionally had the highest rates of breast cancer in the United States, but rising rates among blacks have narrowed the gap in recent years, according to a new American Cancer Society report. More>>

Gov't approves first 'pre-surgical' drug for breast cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug to be used before the surgical treatment of breast cancer. More>>

Can eating peanut butter cut breast cancer risk in later life?

Eating peanut butter regularly as a preteen and teen girl appears to decrease the risk of developing benign breast disease as an adult, new research has found. More>>

Daily tasks a challenge for many older breast cancer patients

Many older women with newly diagnosed breast cancer have difficulty doing daily tasks, and the problem is especially common among black patients, according to a new study. More>>

Shorter radiation course appears effective for early breast cancer

In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. More>>

Report sees continued advances in war against cancer

Nearly 14 million people in the United States, or one in 23, are now cancer survivors. More>>

FDA panel backs wider use of drug to treat early stage breast cancer

U.S. advisers endorsed on Thursday the broader use of a drug already used to treat advanced breast cancer that also appears to shrink early stage breast tumors. More>>

Researchers focus on likelihood of breast cancer recurrence

Researchers say they've identified a genetic indicator of the long-term risk of breast cancer recurrence. More>>

Most breast cancer deaths occur in younger, unscreened women

New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts. More>>

Cancer-surgery complications rise while death risk drops

The number of complications experienced by U.S. patients after major cancer surgery is rising, but fewer are dying from their operations, a new study reveals. More>>

MRIs may spur unneeded mastectomies in older women with breast cancer

The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study. More>>

More women consider gene test after Angelina Jolie mastectomy revelation

After hearing about film star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, a growing number of U.S. women now say they may ask their doctors whether the same preventive measure is right for them. More>>

Can some women safely skip breast surgery?

Women with certain breast tissue abnormalities that raise their risk for cancer can safely take a wait-and-see approach rather than rush into surgery, a new study suggests. More>>

Can long-term night work raise breast cancer risk?

Working the night shift for 30 years or more may double the risk of breast cancer, a new Canadian study suggests. More>>

Fine-tuning breast cancer treatments: What works better?

Two common schedules used for the chemotherapy paclitaxel (Taxol) are equally effective at controlling breast cancer, but fewer side effects are found with the weekly regimen rather than every two weeks. More>>

Angelina Jolie has preventative double mastectomy

Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has undergone a double mastectomy because she carries a genetic mutation that greatly increases her risk of potentially fatal breast cancer. More>>

Human gene patent case goes to Supreme Court

The question of whether human genes can be patented is at the center of a case to be heard Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

Expanded DNA testing might allow personalized breast cancer treatment

Testing the entire genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research. More>>

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