Top News: #BreastCancer

Here are the top read news for #breastcancer:


Story image for breast cancer from TIMEWhy Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment:

Too much chemo. Too much radiation. And way too many mastectomies. “What if I decide to just do nothing?” Read more

A Breast Cancer Surgeon Who Keeps Challenging the Status Quo:

Late one afternoon this summer, Dr. Laura J. Esserman, a breast cancer surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, sat in a darkened room scrutinizing a breast M.R.I. With a clutch of other clinicians at her side, she quickly homed in on a spot smaller than a pencil eraser.She heard the words “six-millimeter mass.” Her response was swift:“No.” Meaning no biopsyRead more

A nurse with fatal breast cancer says end-of-life discussions saved her life:

News reports say you will soon make a final decision about paying doctors and other providers who talk to their patients about end-of-life planning, I have a fatal form of breast cancer, and I’d like to tell you how such conversations have allowed me to survive, and live well, in the five years since my diagnosis. Read more


Early Stage Breast Cancer May Not Require Chemo:

Researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)the strongest evidence yet that some women with early stage breast tumors may not need chemotherapy to effectively treat their cancer. For some women, hormone-based anti-tumor drugs may be all they need to enjoy 98% survival at five years and a 93.8% chance of being free of invasive breast cancer in that time as well. Read more


New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return:

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments. Read more