About 1.6 million American women have breast biopsies each year. A biopsy obtaining actual tissue for microscopic evaluation is considered the gold standard for patient management and research outcomes.
Sixty-five percent of those diagnosed with invasive cancer during 2003 to 2010 survived for five years or longer after their diagnosis, according to a recent report from the CDC. This is an increase from 64 percent fr
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A new study shows that the duration of menopausal symptoms among women with frequent vasomotor symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats is much longer than previously thought.
Many breast cancer patients have a limited understand of their disease. In her new study, Dr. Rachel Freedman and colleagues of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston surveyed 500
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A new study published in JAMA reports that although they meet the guidelines, most women with early-stage breast cancer do not receive radiation treatment that is shorter and less costly.
The age at which women should start getting screening mammograms is an ongoing debate. While some think there is no downside to earlier routine screening, it can actually lead to a greater chance of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, along with anxiety, inconvenience, and expenses. In 2009, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women begin breast cance
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More breast cancer patients are choosing to have both breasts removed (double mastectomy), even when not medically indicated, a recent study from Vanderbilt University finds. The study, led by Dr. Kristy Kummerow, and Dr. Mary Hooks, examined data from more than 1.2
In her follow-up to last week s column on cancer screening s pros and cons in general, Jane E. Brody takes on screening mammography for breast cancer in today s New York Times Science section: Retesting Breast Cancer Axioms. She addresses the conflict women face as to when to start
October marks breast cancer awareness month, as we pointed out last week. If you follow football, and even if you don t, you may have noticed players, coaches and