A drug that can cut the risk for breast cancer has a serious down side: Aromasin appears to cause bone loss in postmenopausal women.
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.
Go brew yourself another cup of coffee – you may be lowering your risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer.
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.
Women with a family history of breast cancer are at higher risk of developing other types of breast conditions if they also drink alcohol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drugs that help prevent the recurrence of breast cancer can cause such unpleasant side effects that many women stop taking them.