Health News

FDA Approves Prolia for osteoporosis
On September 16, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for denosumab ( Prolia , Amgen Inc.) as a treatment to increase bone mass in patients at high risk for fracture receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for nonmetastatic prostate cancer or adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy for breast cancer. In men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, denosumab also reduced the incidence of vertebral fracture.
Cancer: a Clear Threat to Women Around the World
The number of breast cancer cases has been declining in the United States for a number of years now. Unfortunately, just the opposite is happening around the world.
Inherited Breast Cancers Appear Earlier
The genetic mutation that's passed from mother to daughter not only produces a more aggressive form of breast cancer, the disease shows up earlier in the carrier than it did in the previous generation.
Computer-Aided Breast Design
Computer-aided design, or what's commonly known as CAD, has been used for years to help design everything from cars to bridges. Now the technology is helping to accurately restore a woman's bust line following breast cancer.
Walnuts Decrease Breast Cancer Risks
What if you could eat a single food that would decrease your risk of getting breast cancer? Scientists have just such a food you may want to consider adding to your diet.
BRCA1 Breast Cancers Respond Well to Standard Chemotherapy
There are two types of inherited breast cancer genes - BRCA1 and BRCA2. The first of these seems to respond very well to standard chemotherapy before surgery.
NBC's Andrea Mitchell Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
NBC journalist, Andrea Mitchell, announced yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 64-year-old urged her viewers to get screened for the disease.
Senior Breast Cancer Patients may not Need Hormone Therapy
Taking an estrogen-blocking medicine after breast cancer surgery is a normal course of treatment for many patients. New research finds this may not be necessary for all women.
Older Women Up Cancer Ante by Smoking
The younger a smoker is that decides to quit, obviously the better for their health. Women in their golden years can receive immediate benefits from quitting.
Breast Cancer Special Report - Era of Hope Conference
The understanding of breast cancer is entering exciting new territory. Science knows more about the most common cancer in women than ever before - who's at risk, how it can be prevented, how the cancer develops, how it can be treated and how its spread can be stopped.