Women's Health

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.

New screening technique could identify ovarian cancer in twice as many women

A new screening method utilizing protein analysis can detect ovarian cancer in twice as many women as conventional strategies, according to the latest trial results.

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