Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Tags: breast cancer, lumpectomy, lymph nodes, radiation, radiation therapy

New research shows that when patients with breast cancer received radiation therapy to their lymph nodes, cancer did not recur in the original site or spread to other parts of the body.


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Women: Do You Know Your Breast Density?

Tags: breast cancer, diagnosis, mammogram, mammography

Next time you have a mammogram, ask for your density. Dense breast tissue can make tumors more difficult to spot and may be associated with increased cancer risk.


Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: breast cancer, exercise, menopause, postmenopausal, women's health

Three-hundred minutes of exercise per week to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.


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How to Do A Self Breast Exam Correctly

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, self-exam, women's health

Do self breast exams work? What if you always feel lumps? Learn how to do a breast exam that is effective, simple to remember and empowering.


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What You Should Know About Breast Implants After 40

Tags: breast augmentation, breast cancer, breast lift, mammograms, plastic surgery

More women over 40 are opting to have breast augmentation surgery. A surgeon discusses reasons for the trend and special concerns for this age group.


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You Don’t Have to Endure Insomnia During Cancer Treatment

Tags: brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, colon cancer, insomnia, kidney cancer, radiation, radiation therapy, sleep, sleep disorders

If you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you may have special needs where sleeping is concerned. Get back to sleep with expert advice from Nurse Practitioner Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C


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Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Tags: autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, breast milk, breastfeeding, leukemia, pregnancy, study

Hands down, a mother's breast milk is the best food for baby. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia.


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Breast Cancer in Young Women Requires Different Treatment

Tags: BRCA gene, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, breast exam, cancer, cancer treatments, chemo brain, chemotherapy, fertility, genetic, infertility, mammograms, mastectomy, relationships, self-breast exam

Young women with breast cancer have unique concerns: a complex, often inherited disease, issues of infertility and body image, and impact on family life, relationships and career. Here’s what to look for when seeking care.


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BRCA1 and Ovarian Cancer: Why Women Choose Preventive Surgery

Tags: BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, ovarian cancer

The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.