New recommendations released last year by the American Cancer Society advise most women to get fewer mammograms, not more. What’s going on here?
Men can carry BRCA1/2 mutations too, and they increase a man’s risk for developing prostate cancer, melanoma, pancreatic and testicular cancer — as well as breast cancer (though very rare in men).
It also impacts their daughters’ genetic outlook because fathers pass down the BRCA genetic mutation in the same way as mothers do.
Being diagnosed with cancer or any major illness is overwhelming and confusing. Here are seven questions to ask your oncologist so you can understand your stage, prognosis and treatment options.
Some believe this pre-cancer, or stage zero cancer, should be treated conservatively while others believe that standard cancer treatment, including breast-conserving surgery, is best.
It makes sense to know the risk factors that you can control — and then avoid or eliminate them entirely to lower your risk of developing certain cancers. Here is our collection of advice to help you know more about your risk of developing breast, bladder, colon or skin cancers.
If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may not realize how regular exercise can make you stronger in the fight. Find out what you need to know.
Some women with certain breast cancers may safely avoid chemotherapy after surgery, according to results of a recent study. The research, which is part of a growing body of evidence, shows that a genetic test can determine your risk of not including chemotherapy in cancer treatment.
For checking your breasts, current guidance centers on “breast self awareness” instead of self exams. But what does that mean in practical terms?
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered that a gene is associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers.
Transferring a patient’s fat cells to the breast area offers an alternative to implants in augmentation and reconstruction. Find out if you might be a good candidate.