Top News: #BreastCancer

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In a study of 1.3 million women, ages 40 to 74, having a false positive on a screening mammogram was associated with a slightly increased chance that the woman would eventually develop breast cancer. The extra risk seemed to be independent of the density of her breasts.False Alarm Mammograms May Still Signal Higher Breast Cancer Risk:

Women who have an abnormal mammogram should stay vigilant for cancer for for the next decade, even when follow-up tests fail to detect cancer, a study released Wednesday finds. Read more


ASCO ASCO and ACS Issue Guideline on Breast Cancer Survivor Careand ACS Issue Guideline on Breast Cancer Survivor Care:

A comprehensive set of recommendations for the lifelong follow-up care of female adult breast cancer survivors has been issued by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This is the first time the two societies have collaborated on a joint guideline. Read more


8-year-old girl with rare breast cancer recovering from mastectomy:

Eight-year-old Chrissy Turner is recovering from a mastectomy for a rare form of breast cancer she found herself. Read more


woman who had chemotherapyResearchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment:

Researchers say they’re zeroing in on factors that may increase the risk of leukemia after breast cancer treatment. The findings are a step forward in determining ways to prevent this complication in breast cancer survivors. While the breast cancer treatments target malignant cells, they can also affect healthy cells and could increase the risk of leukemia later, the researchers said. Read more


Women with Stage 4 breast cancer survive longer if they have surgery, study shows:

Over the past few decades, as breast cancer has increasingly been treated as a systemic disease, the number of surgeries performed on the most serious cases has plummeted. With better drugs and radiation techniques available, the proportion of women with Stage 4 breast cancer who had surgery dropped from 67.8 percent in 1988 to 25.1 percent in 2011, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery. Read more