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Exercise helps protect black women from breast cancer

Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report. More>>

Men develop breast cancer, too

While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say. More>>

Breast cancer surgery rates vary greatly in Canada

Breast cancer surgery rates vary significantly across Canada, a new study finds. More>>

Red meat may raise breast cancer risk

Women who ate the most red meat increased their risk for breast cancer by nearly 25 percent, a 20-year study of nearly 89,000 women suggests. More>>

Breast cancer drug Herceptin linked to risk of heart problems

As many as one in 10 women taking the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) will experience some type of heart problem, according to new research. More>>

Many women with breast cancer get too little exercise

The majority of women with breast cancer get too little exercise for optimum health, a new study suggests. More>>

Joblessness an unwanted side effect of chemo for breast cancer

Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports. More>>

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>>

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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