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In Vitro and Breast Cancer Risk
In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments were not tied to an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study found.
Alternative Treatments, Chemo Use May Be Linked
Alternative treatments can be great for women with breast cancer, but they might get in the way of chemotherapy use, a new study found.
Breast Cancer Rx and Heart Disease Risk
Researchers have known little about the use of aromatase inhibitors and heart disease risk in breast cancer survivors — until now.
Chemotherapy on the Brain
Despite past concerns, a new study found no link between a type of chemotherapy and cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors.
For HER2+ Breast Cancer, a Potential New Treatment Course
Women with HER2+, a protein found on some women's breast cancer cells, may have a new course of treatment, according to a new study.
Why Are More Women Having Mastectomies?
In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie elected to undergo a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. This mutation greatly increases the risk for breast cancer. The star encouraged other women to get tested for BRCA1, and it appears many did.
Cancer Screening: It Could Be Hard to Get the Facts
Most people would agree that cancer screening is a good thing. After all, you're either preventing cancer or catching it early. Unfortunately, the majority of cancer screening guidelines may be lacking in important patient information.
FDA Expands Indication For Breast Cancer Rx
On February 19, 2016, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved palbociclib (IBRANCE Capsules, Pfizer, Inc.) in combination with fulvestrant for the treatment of women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer with disease progression following endocrine therapy.
The Effect of BRCA Testing on Breast Cancer Treatment
Genetic testing in younger women with breast cancer may be getting more common. And that could have an effect on those women's future treatment decisions.
Cancer: Like Mother, Like Daughter?
Children inherit many things from their mothers. Unfortunately, cancer risk is no different.