Health News

When Should Women with DCIS Get Radiation?
What if there was a way to predict which cancer patients would benefit from radiation therapy? New evidence suggests, for one type of breast cancer, there could be.
Nothing Compares to Mother’s Milk
What would happen if nearly every mother around the world breastfed her babies? Great things, new evidence suggests.
What Teen Girls Should Know About Fiber
High-fiber diets offer many health benefits, such as regular bowel movements and lower cholesterol levels. But they may do much more.
Cancer Screening: The Downside of Vigilance
There's no doubt about it: preventative cancer screening can save lives. But new evidence suggests that some screenings may be inappropriate and even risky.
Mammograms and Younger Women: The New Findings
False-positives are a potential downside of breast cancer screening, and one that the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says patients and their doctors should consider.
The Latest Word on Breast Cancer Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has now issued its final recommendations on breast cancer screening, including a discussion of the potential benefits and harms of mammography performed every two years.
Cancer Meds in 2015: A Year in Review
This year was a big one for cancer treatment.
Rethinking Breast Cancer Screening
Doctors may now have a new — and equally effective — breast cancer screening tool in their arsenal.
New Hope for Fertility After Cancer
Young women with invasive breast cancer are often faced with a difficult choice: whether or not to undergo chemotherapy despite its risk of infertility.
Breast Cancer Rxs Go Head to Head
The current front-line treatment for early breast cancer, tamoxifen, may have met its match.