Breast Cancer FemaleInfo Center
New Hope for HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Patients
New research may offer new hope for treating HER2 positive breast cancer, one of the most aggressive forms of this cancer, affecting 20-30 percent of patients. Researchers have found out how the standard drug therapy - Herceptin - works.
New Tool for Predicting Breast Cancer Recurrence
Breast cancer patients may currently have genetic testing that predicts the possibility of the disease returning. These tests examine the genes in the tumor itself. Now there's a new way to look into the future.
Breast Cancer, Genes, and Environment
“Baby, you were born this way” is a newer phrase coined by Lady Gaga - for the most part you were born with a set of genes that make you look a certain way. Maybe not though!
Drug Therapy Before Surgery Shrinks Breast Cancer Tumors
Women with large breast cancer tumors usually have two options - have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before a lumpectomy - or have the entire breast removed. Now there are gentler options.
Cup Size Matters in Breast Cancer Prevention
Your morning cups of java may do more than help you wake up. In fact, drinking many cups of coffee a day seems to protect against a dangerous, harder-to-treat form of breast cancer.
Anti-Inflammatory Drug Also an Anti-Cancer Drug?
Inflammation is thought to play a role in the development and growth of cancer. Researchers have now discovered that treating inflammation may help fight breast cancer.
Is There an Expiration Date on Breast Cancer Medications?
After chemotherapy, surgery and/or radiation, most breast cancer survivors take medications for at least 5 years to prevent the dreaded disease from returning. That may change.
Knowing the Outlook Could Improve the Outcome
Scientists continue to advance their understanding of how breast cancer develops and progresses. Knowing where the disease is headed offers powerful new alternatives.
New Understanding of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer cells frequently rely on the hormone estrogen to develop and grow. New research has discovered more about this relationship, findings that could lead to new, better treatments.
Major Breast Cancer Breakthrough
Scientists in England have uncovered new genes associated with the most common form of breast cancer. This discovery could lead to new ways to treat or prevent this particular type of cancer.