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For teen girls, fruits and veggies linked to lower risk of breast condition

Teenage girls who eat more colorful fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop benign breast disease as young adults,...

Fertility drugs not tied to long term breast cancer risk

Despite concerns and some evidence that fertility treatments increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer, a large,...

Breast cancer screening a complex mix of benefits, risk

A one-size-fits-all approach in urging women to get mammography screening for breast cancer is not supported by evidence,...

Japan allows people to return to Fukushima disaster 'hot zone'

For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km...

British cost agency to take broader view of drug value

British healthcare cost agency NICE is to take a broader view of the value offered by new medicines under proposals that...

Scientists publish 'navigation maps' for human genome

A large international team of scientists has built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast...

Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

If girls and women of all ages adopted healthier lifestyle behaviors and the highest-risk women took preventive drugs like...

Radiation improves odds for some women after mastectomy

Women who have their breasts removed because of cancer may benefit from receiving radiation if they still have traces of...

Minorities most vulnerable to financial slide after breast cancer

Black and Latina breast cancer patients were more than twice as likely as white women to have lingering medical debt and...

Black-white disparities widening in U.S. breast cancer deaths

In the largest cities in the U.S., death rates from breast cancer have dropped across the board over 20 years, but far less...

Chemo for terminal cancer patients linked to aggressive care

Terminally ill cancer patients who received chemotherapy in the last months of life were more likely to die in an intensive...

Archaeologists discover earliest example of human with cancer

British archaeologists have found what they say is the world's oldest complete example of a human being with metastatic cancer...

Challenges remain before docs use whole-genome sequencing

Before doctors use technology to evaluate every "letter" in a person's DNA to detect or diagnose medical conditions, several...

Court denies Myriad motion to block rival genetic tests

Myriad Genetics Inc said a U.S. court denied its motion to temporarily stop rival Ambry Genetics Corp from selling products...

In women with BRCA mutation, early ovary removal may save lives: Canadian study

Women with genetic mutations that increase their risk of ovarian cancer have fewer years than physicians thought to make...

New study adds to evidence that mammograms do not save lives

A new study has added to growing evidence that yearly mammogram screenings do not reduce the chance that a woman will die...

Smoking tied to increased risk of common type of breast cancer

Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers...

Citizens seek cancer cure with "Genes in Space" smartphone game

Gaming enthusiasts across the world can from Tuesday join the search for cancer cures with a citizen science project using...

Yoga may reduce fatigue after breast cancer

Participating in yoga classes after treatment for breast cancer was linked to reduced fatigue and inflammation and increased...

Telephone counseling works for breast cancer-gene tests

The counseling that goes along with testing for breast cancer risk genes can be delivered just as effectively over the phone...

More evidence lumpectomy for early breast cancer is safe

A new review of a decade's worth of U.S. cancer statistics finds that women who got breast-conserving surgery and radiation...

Women may skip radiation therapy over child care concerns

Child care issues may keep breast cancer patients from getting the treatments they need, a new study suggests. Mothers with...

Decision aids reduce mammograms among older women

Women over 75 who learned more about the risks and benefits of mammogram screenings were less likely to go through with the...

Assess BRCA risk in women with family history: panel

Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer should be assessed to see if those cancers could be linked to certain...

Many doctors report trouble getting cancer drugs

More than eight in 10 U.S. cancer specialists have struggled to find the drugs they need to best treat their patients, a...

AbbVie drug shows promise against difficult type of breast cancer

Women with an especially deadly type of breast cancer who received a treatment regimen containing an experimental AbbVie...

Cancer deaths rise to 8.2 million, breast cancer sharply up

The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened...

Breast MRI use increasing among U.S. women

More and more American women are undergoing breast magnetic resonance imaging to screen for cancer, according to two new...

Poorer women with a breast lump may wait to see doctor

Poor young women are more likely to delay going to the doctor when they find a breast lump than women in better financial...

Quest to offer genetic test for breast cancer risk

Quest Diagnostics Inc on Tuesday became the largest U.S. company to start offering gene-based tests for inherited forms of...

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