Overweight and obese women are at higher risk of developing breast cancer, but losing as little as 5% of body weight can help reduce those odds.
Study: For Some Women in their 40s, Routine Mammograms May Be Worth the Risks
The mammogram debate was reignited this week with two new studies suggesting that routine breast cancer screening may benefit women in their 40s if they have certain risk factors.
Breast Cancer: Not One Disease but 10, Researchers Say
In a wide-ranging new study, researchers have classified breast cancer into 10 different subtypes — a finding that could change the future of breast cancer diagnoses, treatment and survival.
Higher Risk for Women With False-Positive Mammogram Results
Women who have false-positive results from their mammograms may have another reason to worry, a recent study says.
Ultrasounds and MRIs Detect More Breast Cancer, Study Says
The breast cancer screening debate continues. A new study finds that adding ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) tests to annual mammogram screenings can increase cancer detection in women with higher-than-average risk …
Estrogen After Menopause Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women
If one thing’s clear about the data on the health effects of hormone replacement therapy after menopause, it’s that they’re confusing.
Mammograms Benefit Women in their 40s, Study Shows
Mammograms catch tumors earlier, result in less invasive treatment and increase women’s chances of survival. So, why shouldn’t younger women be screened?
Public Backlash Spurs Komen to Renew Ties with Planned Parenthood
Facebook and Twitter helped stir up public outcry over Planned Parenthood’s loss of funding from Komen.
Planned Parenthood Responds to Komen Reversal
Planned Parenthood thanks supporters who publicly criticized Komen’s decision to stop funding the group.
Why the Rate of Repeat Breast Cancer Surgery Varies So Widely
Surgeons still don’t have official guidelines for lumpectomy, one of the most commonly performed breast cancer surgeries, the authors of a new study say.
How Will Komen’s Split with Planned Parenthood Affect Women’s Health?
Will women be left without breast cancer screening services, now that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has stopped funding Planned Parenthood?
Pink Light Burlesque: Breast Cancer Survivors Strip Down and Celebrate
Jennifer Burke used to prize her breasts as her best feature. But it wasn’t until she had a double mastectomy that she found herself performing a burlesque striptease in front of an enthusiastic New York City crowd.
Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?
Parabens, a major compound in antiperspirants, are found in many breast tumors. But they’re present in tissues of non-users as well