- Podcast: A Mammogram Is Still Important
Over the last decade, more Americans have been dismissing cancer screenings, including mammograms. Why? Experts suspect this drop may partly be because of the confusion surrounding screening guidelines.
- Podcast: Breast Cancer Drug May Increase Bone Loss
A drug that can cut the risk for breast cancer has a serious down side: Aromasin appears to cause bone loss in postmenopausal women.
- Podcast: Breast Cancer May Be More Deadly for Some Women
Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. Women of all ages, races, and ethnicities – men, too – can develop it. For some women, though – in particular, African-Americans – breast cancer can be more deadly. Many factors play a role in this disparity.
- Podcast: Breast Implants Have Limited Lifespan
Women who get silicone-gel breast implants shouldn’t be surprised if they need to have them removed a decade down the road, the FDA says.
- Podcast: Breast Implants May Hinder Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren't immune to breast cancer.
- Podcast: Coffee May Protect Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
Go brew yourself another cup of coffee – you may be lowering your risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer.
- Podcast: Do Larger Infants Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Women who give birth to large infants may be 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who give birth to the smallest babies.
- Podcast: Do Parabens Affect Breast Cancer Risk?
Some personal hygiene products contain preservatives called parabens, which have estrogen-like properties. Do these chemicals raise the risk for breast cancer? Experts say more research is needed to know for sure.
- Podcast: Drinking Raises Risk for Breast Conditions
Women with a family history of breast cancer are at higher risk of developing other types of breast conditions if they also drink alcohol.
- Podcast: Drop in HRT Use Tied to Fewer Mammograms
Because of the health risks associated with hormone therapy, many women abandoned hormone drugs five to 10 years ago. Those same women now appear to be skipping their annual mammogram.
- Podcast: Earlier Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Some Women
Better screening may be one reason that women with BRCA mutations are being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier today than in previous generations. Another reason is that the mutation may trigger the cancer at an earlier age.
- Podcast: Fighting Breast Cancer: The Latest Treatment Techniques
Women diagnosed with breast cancer today have more treatment options available to them than ever before. And scientists continue to make advancements.
- Podcast: Lumpectomy Plus Radiation Equals Longer Survival
A new study confirms that using radiation therapy after a lumpectomy dramatically reduces the chances that breast cancer will recur, and substantially cuts the death rate.
- Podcast: PTSD Not Uncommon After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
A traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or a severe car accident, can trigger feelings of anxiety and distress—maybe even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So, too, can a breast cancer diagnosis. Recent research shows that approximately 25
- Podcast: Radiation Treatment in Childhood Boosts Breast Cancer Risk
Girls who get radiation therapy to the chest to treat cancer are at higher risk for breast cancer by the time they turn 50, a new study says.
- Podcast: Strong Social Ties May Help Women Survive Cancer
Learning you have breast cancer can be overwhelming. Many women face hard decisions about their care. A new study indicates that having a strong social network may help women better cope with a breast cancer diagnosis.
- Podcast: Women in Their 40s Need Annual Mammogram
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released new guidelines for mammography that call for annual mammograms for all women, beginning at age 40.
- Podcast: Women Quit Breast Cancer Drugs Over Side Effects
Drugs that help prevent the recurrence of breast cancer can cause such unpleasant side effects that many women stop taking them.
- Podcast: Younger Women Need to Be Vigilant About Breast Cancer
As you grow older, your chance of developing breast cancer increases. In fact, two-thirds of cases occur in women ages 55 and older. Still, younger women can develop the disease.