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Breast Cancer Survival: Going Up
In many parts of the world, breast cancer may not be quite as deadly as it used to be, according to a new study.
In Breast Reconstruction, Age May Not Matter
When measuring outcomes in breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, age may be just a number, a new study found.
How Precision Medicine Helped Breast Cancer Treatment
Advances in precision medicine have improved breast cancer treatment, according to a new study.
More Exercise, Less Disease
Many past studies have shown that physical activity provides health benefits, but exactly how much physical activity provides the most benefit?
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.