More Korean women are developing breast cancer; larger proportion of young patients, asymptomatic cancers, breast conserving surgery and immediate reconstruction after mastectomy.
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The earlier we can detect breast cancer, the better chance there is of treating the disease.
The Guidelines provide an essential, practical tool in the fight against breast cancer in limited resource countries as well as a plan to expand and improve health care systems.
While women over age 70 are rarely offered surgery to treat their breast cancer, surgery works better than hormone therapy to stop the progression of breast cancer in older women with operable tumors.
13 year study confirms that tamoxifen, a medication long used to treat breast cancer, can also prevent the malignancy in healthy women at high risk for breast cancer.
The substance, artemisinin, appeared to prevent the onset of breast cancer in rats that had been given a cancer causing agent.
Breast caner rate is higher in female night shift workers.
Findings may ultimately enable physicians to identify at risk breast cancer patients who could benefit from fertility preserving treatments.
Although paclitaxel and docetaxel have been shown to be beneficial for treatment of breast cancer, this is the first time they have been directly compared.
Reductions in breast cancer incidence among participants taking tamoxifen were found to be very similar compared to those reported in 1998.
Women with a higher placental weight in prior pregnancies have an increased risk of breast cancer.
Loss of a critical protein in breast cells can initiate an aggressive and often fatal form of cancer called "basal type" breast cancer.
Mammography uses conventional X rays to look at the deep breast tissue for signs of breast cancer.
Due to advances in the understanding of breast cancer risk factors women from high risk of breast cancer families are encouraged to consider genetic testing.
Gene expression patterns may predict chemotherapy response in women with locally advanced breast cancer.
Other Illnesses Play Important Role In Difference In Breast Cancer Survival Rates Between Blacks and Whites
Black breast cancer patients have shorter survival than white breast cancer patients.
Latest breast cancer radiation therapy cuts treatment time from six weeks to only five days.
While the new treatment for breast cancer does not improve survival rates, it can minimize disabling fractures of breast cancer, spinal cord compression and pain.
This technique can be applied to all women with breast cancer.
Women with breast cancer who engaged in an amount of physical activity equivalent to walking 1 or more hours per week had better survival compared with those who exercised less than that or not at all.
Changes in the guidelines for breast cancer screening have resulted in increased use of mammography.
Improvements in surgery have played a key role in bringing breast cancer survival rates to over 80 per cent.
Breast cancer patients who carry the BRCA1 gene have a 50 percent risk of developing a second breast cancer, and there is also a 40 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer.