Breast cancer survivors can lose weight through modest lifestyle changes

Breast cancer survivors can lose weight through modest lifestyle changes

Female breast cancer survivors may be able to lose weight through modest lifestyle changes.

Men with high estrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer

New research indicates that men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.

A positive family history alone may not affect breast cancer outcomes

A positive family history alone may not affect breast cancer outcomes

No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals for those with versus those without a positive family history, say researchers.

Patients older than 60 years on hormone therapy for luminal A breast cancer may not need radiation

Women with luminal A subtype breast cancer, especially those older than 60 years, may not need radiation treatment if they are already taking hormone therapy.

False breast cancer alarm may still cause psychological strain

False breast cancer alarm may still cause psychological strain

A false breast cancer alarm may still result in severe psychological strain.

MRI shows potential to improve breast cancer prediction

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide vital information for predicting the odds of breast cancer development.

Inconsistent Medicaid expansion would widen disparities in screenings for women's cancers

Low-income and women without insurance in states that are not expanding their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid coverage are less likely to receive breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Dense breasts do not always correlate to high risk of interval cancer

Dense breasts do not always correlate to high risk of interval cancer

Five-year risk plus breast density can best identify women at high risk for interval cancer.

Tomosynthesis detects more breast cancer in screening

Tomosynthesis detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does, according to a major screening study.

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

For women with breast cancer using the drug tamoxifen, coffee appears to both inhibit tumor growth and reduce recurrence.

Cancer detection rate in dense breast tissue dramatically improved with tomosynthesis

Digital breast tomosynthesis increases the rate of cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by as much as 67%, according to research.

Prognosis for women with breast cancer not worse for those with family history

Prognosis for women with breast cancer not worse for those with family history

A family history of breast cancer does not influence prognosis for women with breast cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer is distinctly different in African American women

Triple-negative breast cancer is distinctly different in African American women

A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appear to impact the prognosis and survival rates of African American women.

Breast cancer survivors can benefit from weight lifting

Breast cancer survivors can benefit from weight lifting

Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.

Unique goals for research and treatment of breast cancer in younger women are needed

Breast cancer that occurs in younger women is likely to be more aggressive and to require more intensive therapies, with increased risk of long-term side effects.

Most surgeons disregard US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast screening recommendation

A majority of surgeon continue to recommend annual breast cancer screening for women in their forties, despite a 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that recommends otherwise.

New breast cancer gene strongly linked to onset of breast cancer in two populations

Researchers have identified gene mutations associated with breast cancer onset in populations of Polish and French-Canadian women.

Chemobrain is a real cognitive effect

Chemotherapy, which can cause an inability to concentrate, is measurable effect related to cancer treatment.

Many women choose mastectomy, despite being eligible for breast-conserving therapy

Nearly a third of women eligible for breast-conserving therapy instead opt for removal of an entire breast.

Weight lifting may reduce physical function deterioration among breast cancer survivors

Weight lifting may reduce physical function deterioration among breast cancer survivors

Slowly progressive weight lifting reduced the incidence of physical function deterioration among breast cancer survivors.

FDG PET/CT not useful in staging newly diagnosed stage III invasive lobular breast cancer

Although FDG PET/CT is appropriate for systemic staging of newly diagnosed stage III breast cancer, the technique may not be equally valuable for all breast cancer histologies, research indicates.

Oophorectomy may decrease in breast cancer death in women with cancer and BRCA1 mutation

Oophorectomy is linked to a 62% reduction in breast cancer death for women diagnosed with breast cancer that carry a BRCA1 gene mutation.

Many Americans not getting breast, cervical, colon cancer screenings

Many Americans not getting breast, cervical, colon cancer screenings

Many Americans are not getting recommended screening tests for breast, cervical, and colon cancers.

Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination

Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination

Sensor technology is used to illustrate the amount of pressure applied in breast palpation, helping clinicians refine their clinical skills for locating a breast mass.

South Asian women are more likely have later-stage breast cancer at diagnosis

South Asian women are more likely to have later stage breast cancer at diagnosis compared with the general population, research has shown.

Immediate zoledronic acid treatment better than delayed in women receiving letrozole

Immediate zoledronic acid treatment better than delayed in women receiving letrozole

Immediate treatment with zoledronic acid prevented bone loss compared with delayed treatment in breast cancer.

Survival mechanism in breast cancer cells is found to result in poorer outcomes for African American women

The worse outcomes for African American women with estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer, when compared with European American patients, appears to be related to a reduced cellular sensitivity to tamoxifen.

Immune therapy tested for triple-negative breast cancer

Preliminary study results indicate that an experimental immune system drug is generally safe and well tolerated in women with metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer.

Disparities exist in treatment, survival among black, white men with early stage breast cancer

Disparities exist in treatment, survival among black, white men with early stage breast cancer

Researchers investigated the disparities between blacks and whites in receipt of treatment for early stage breast cancer.

Breast cancer and chemobrain: Stress of diagnosis can impair cognitive function before chemotherapy is started

Milder cognitive defects displayed by breast cancer patient even before the initiation of chemotherapy may be attributable to disease-related posttraumatic stress, new study data indicates.

Nipple preservation during mastectomy doesn't change recurrence rates

Nipple preservation during mastectomy doesn't change recurrence rates

Survival and recurrence rates show little difference in women who undergo full breast removal as opposed to retaining the nipple during the procedure.

One-third of women with breast cancer are concerned about genetic risk

For many women with breast cancer, there is concern about the genetic risk of developing other cancers themselves or of a loved one developing cancer.

With breast cancer treatment, you do get what you pay for

Higher costs for breast cancer treatments are linked to better outcomes, according to a recent study.

Study examines variability in measures of breast density

Study examines variability in measures of breast density

Lowest variability seen in Volpara and Quantra; higher variability for Cumulus ABD and CumulusV methods.

Factors Affecting Women's Election to Undergo Bilateral Mastectomy Identified

Factors Affecting Women's Election to Undergo Bilateral Mastectomy Identified

Physicians and cancer survivors influence women undergoing bilateral mastectomy as their treatment for breast cancer.

Breastfeeding linked with decreased breast cancer recurrence risk

Breastfeeding linked with decreased breast cancer recurrence risk

Women diagnosed with breast cancer who previously breastfed their babies had a 30% overall decreased risk of disease recurrence.

Gaps in information, support among women who gain weight during breast cancer treatment

Gaps in information, support among women who gain weight during breast cancer treatment

There may be gaps in information and support provision after diagnosis for breast cancer.

Risk of ovarian cancer may differ by type of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Researchers have identified mutations that were associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers, which may have implications for risk assessment and cancer prevention decision making among carriers of these mutations.

Axillary lymph node evaluation performed frequently in DCIS

Axillary lymph node evaluation performed frequently in DCIS

Although not usually recommended for women with localized cancer undergoing breast-conserving surgery, axillary lymph node evaluation is performed frequently in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer.

Previvorship: Managing Cancer Risk Decisions in Unaffected BRCA-positive Women

Previvorship: Managing Cancer Risk Decisions in Unaffected BRCA-positive Women

Four major themes characterize the experience of cancer risk management for women who are positive for BRCA genetic mutations.

Exercise programs with higher intensity levels result in better outcomes for patients

Exercise programs with higher intensity levels result in better outcomes for patients

A supervised, moderate- to high-intensity exercise program is most effective for patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy.

Genetic variants combined to improve breast cancer

An analysis of the genetic data from more than 67,000 women has helped establish a polygenic risk score, derived from many genetic factors, which can be used to identify women with a greater breast cancer risk.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.

Most women with early stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

New research has found that in women with early stage breast cancer, surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes indicates cancer.

USPSTF: Mammography guidelines revisited

USPSTF: Mammography guidelines revisited

Women in their 40s should make an informed personal decision, say the new draft guidelines.

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

The use of breast ultrasound could eliminate the need for biopsy in many cases in adolescent girls, according to a recent study.

Biennial mammography optimal screening interval for average risk women

Biennial mammography optimal screening interval for average risk women

Biennial (once every two years) screening is preferable for women of age 50 through 74 that have an average risk of developing breast cancer.

Nighttime fasting may decrease breast cancer risk in women

Nighttime fasting may decrease breast cancer risk in women

An increase in overnight fasting decreases glucose levels and may lower the risk of breast cancer among women.

mHealth app assesses breast cancer risk and aids prevention

An evaluation of this mobile health app found easy to use for diverse, low-income women.

The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast cancers

Researchers have learned more about breast cancer, including identification of a gene that drives the aggressive disease.

Most hospitalists not supportive of inpatient mammography

Most hospitalists not supportive of inpatient mammography

Most hospitalists would not order an inpatient mammography for breast cancer screening.

Breast cancer patients want, but may not get, genetic risk discussion

Breast cancer patients want, but may not get, genetic risk discussion

Although many patients with breast cancer are concerned about genetic risk for other cancer types, almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems.

Low breast density in mammography worsens breast cancer prognosis

A low degree of mammographic breast density worsens the prognosis of breast cancer, according to a recent study.

Text message reminders boost breast cancer screening attendance

A text reminder can help increase breast cancer screening attendance, study data shows.

Specific mutated BRCA regions confer different risks of breast, ovarian cancers

Specific mutated BRCA regions confer different risks of breast, ovarian cancers

Specific BRCA mutations confer higher risks of breast cancer, while other BRCA mutations confer higher risks of ovarian cancer.

MRI can detect 90 percent of breast cancers

MRI can detect 90 percent of breast cancers

A recent study has determined that approximately 90 percent of breast cancers can be diagnosed via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

35 percent of patients with breast cancer worried about genetic risks to themselves, family members

35 percent of patients with breast cancer worried about genetic risks to themselves, family members

A third of women diagnosed with breast cancer are concerned about the genetic risk of a family member developing cancer.

Control of cell metabolism explains response to breast cancer drugs

A newly discovered mechanism that has helped researchers understand why some breast cancer tumors respond to specific chemotherapies and others do not.

Stress management improves long-term mood and quality of life in women with breast cancer

Stress management improves long-term mood and quality of life in women with breast cancer

Enabling patients to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.

Racial and ethnic differences extend to how surgeons and hospitals for breast cancer care are selected

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to use reputation as a factor ins selecting their surgeon or hospital for treatment, when compared with white women.

Hormone-blocking drug prevents ovarian failure and improves fertility in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy experience less ovarian failure and are more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to study results.

Diabetes may predispose individuals to advanced breast cancer

Diabetes may predispose individuals to advanced breast cancer

Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, according to new study results.

Tamoxifen response in breast cancer predicted by protein marker

Tamoxifen response in breast cancer predicted by protein marker

An abnormally low amount of the protein TGFBR2 is associated with resistance to tamoxifen response in breast cancer treatment.

Study examined diagnostic accuracy of breast biopsy interpretations

A comparison of the diagnostic interpretation of breast biopsy slides by pathologists and that of an expert consensus panel yielded an overall agreement of 75%.

Risk of breast cancer in transgender persons studied in veterans

A study of breast cancer in transgender veterans has identified 10 new cases, increases the number of recorded cases in transgender individuals.

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Breast cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within 5 years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a national database analysis.

Fifteen new breast cancer genetic risk 'hot-spots' revealed

Fifteen new breast cancer genetic risk 'hot-spots' revealed

Researchers compared tiny variations in the genetic make-up of more than 120,000 women of European ancestry, with and without breast cancer, and identified 15 new genetic variations linked to a higher risk of the disease.

Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure, according to a new study.

Anesthetic technique could spare some women from chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

A regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care could potentially spare a third of women undergoing a mastectomy chronic post-operative pain, according to study data.

Ultrasound lags behind MRI for supplemental breast cancer screening

Breast screening via ultrasound is unaffected by breast density, is not associated with ionizing radiation, and does not require IV contrast material, but acceptance of this modality has lagged.

Breast cancer more likely to be advanced stage disease at diagnosis in women with diabetes

Breast cancer more likely to be advanced stage disease at diagnosis in women with diabetes

Breast cancer in women with diabetes is more likely to be advanced stage at diagnosis.

Minority women less involved in breast cancer surgery decisions

Minority women less involved in breast cancer surgery decisions

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer are less likely to select a surgeon or determine hospital based on reputation.

Inappropriate breast and prostate imaging of Medicare beneficiaries examined

An association of high rates of inappropriate imaging for prostate cancer and breast cancer found in a study of Medicare beneficiaries suggests that regional culture could contribute to inappropriate imaging.

US women's awareness of breast density varies

Disparities exist regarding the level of awareness and knowledge of breast density among US women, according to a study.

Disparities in adherence to breast cancer care linked to net worth

Household net worth can be linked to adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.

Newer breast implants could be safer for body

Newer breast implants could be safer for body

A newly developed surface for silicone breast implants could greatly increase the chance that they are properly assimilated by the body without rejection.

Text message reminders improve how women manage breast cancer screening

Text message reminders improve how women manage breast cancer screening

They found that women who received a reminder were 20% more likely to attend their breast cancer screening appointment.

Breast cancer metastasis may be tied to cell that regulates blood flow

Breast cancer metastasis may be tied to cell that regulates blood flow

Scientists believe that targeting blood vessel cells known as pericytes may offer a potential new therapeutic approach for breast and other cancers.

Family history of prostate cancer may indicate higher risk of breast cancer in women

A family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.

Mental training program helps ease chemobrain in breast cancer

Mental training program helps ease chemobrain in breast cancer

A new program developed by UCLA researchers may ease post-treatment "chemo brain" in patients with breast cancer.

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) shows precancerous breast changes in women with BRCA gene mutation

MRS that incorporates monitoring of biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

Regional infrastructure tied to inappropriate breast, prostate cancer imaging

Regional infrastructure tied to inappropriate breast, prostate cancer imaging

Regional infrastructure could contribute to inappropriate imaging in patients at risk for prostate and breast cancer.

Therapeutic massage may ease fatigue in breast cancer

Therapeutic massage may ease fatigue in breast cancer

Researchers continue to examine the effects of massage therapy and how it may help to reduce fatigue in patients with breast cancer.

Education, not mandatory screening, best for women with dense breast tissue

Laws mandating notification of dense breasts may pose a risk of unnecessary procedures and false positives for women at low- and moderate-risk of breast cancer.

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

This case study examines a case of sex-related headaches in a breast cancer survivor after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Goserelin reduces ovarian failure rate in breast cancer

Goserelin reduces ovarian failure rate in breast cancer

Use of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, goserelin, protects against ovarian failure, according to a study.

Mobile app helps to track breast cancer survivors' experiences

Mobile app helps to track breast cancer survivors' experiences

A new patient-centered mobile app entitled Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer has launched.

History of prostate cancer in relatives may increase risk of breast cancer

History of prostate cancer in relatives may increase risk of breast cancer

Women with a family history of prostate cancer in first-degree relatives may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

Correlated spectroscopy pinpoints changes in BRCA1/2 carriers

Correlated spectroscopy pinpoints changes in BRCA1/2 carriers

Lipid and metabolite deregulation were seen in breast tissue of women carrying BRCA1/2 mutations.

Better informed women less likely to want to undergo mammography screening

Knowledge of the risk of over-detection and over-diagnosis associated with mammography screening can lower intentions to undergo breast screening, according to a new Lancet study.

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

Breast cancer during pregnancy presents additional psychosocial challenges as patients cope with a devastating diagnosis during a time of hope and promise for the future.

Breast cancer survivors may have increased risk of thyroid cancer

Breast cancer survivors may have increased risk of thyroid cancer

Female breast cancer survivors may be at an increased risk for developing thyroid cancer.

Inadequate pressure during manual breast examinations misses deep-tissue masses

Many physicians who tested their breast-examination skills on a new type of pressure-sensing breast model failed to detect masses deep in the breast because they were administering adequate pressure, a study has found.

Aluminum-containing deodorant safe for patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

Aluminum-containing deodorant safe for patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

Women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer can use deodorant without increasing risk of underarm skin reactions, pain, itching, or burning.

Major study links two new genetic variants to breast cancer

Major study links two new genetic variants to breast cancer

A worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women has discovered two new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

New mechanism of acquired resistance to breast cancer drugs discovered

Researchers have discovered that ERBB4 (also known as HER4) is a driver protein in ERBB2-positive tumors that have developed resistance to first- or second-line treatments.

Crucial role of breast cancer tumor suppressor revealed

Cells that contain lower levels of protein profilin 1 in breast tumors have an increased capacity to metastasize and invade other tissues, according to research.

Women educated on overdiagnsosis are less likely to want mammogram

Women educated on overdiagnsosis are less likely to want mammogram

Risks and benefits of routine mammography continue to be debated, but educating women about the possibility of overdiagnosis from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test.

New genetic anomalies linked to breast cancer in African American families

Newly discovered segments of DNA shared by African American family members who have breast cancer indicate there may still be undiscovered breast cancer genes that may be unique to African Americans.

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