September 2010 Research News


Breast Cancer Survival Triples in Last 60 Years
September 30, 2010
During the past 60 years, the average number of women who survived for 10 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center tripled. Read more...

Aromatase Inhibitor Before Surgery May Make Lumpectomy an Option
September 30, 2010
Many women diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive, early-stage breast cancer for whom mastectomy was recommended may be candidates for lumpectomy after taking an aromatase inhibitor. Read more...

Starting Mammograms at Age 40 Saves Lives
September 29, 2010
A very large Swedish study found that women who started getting screening mammograms at age 40 instead of 50 were 26% less likely to die from breast cancer. Read more...

Male Partners’ Mood Affected by Breast Cancer
September 27, 2010
A new study adds to evidence showing that male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to suffer from depression and other mood disorders compared to men whose partners haven't been diagnosed. Read more...

Society Develops New Guidelines on Prophylactic Ovary Removal
September 26, 2010
New guidelines on protectively removing both ovaries and the fallopian tubes address the role this surgery can play in reducing the risk of both ovarian and breast cancer. Read more...

After Link Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk Released, Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Went Down
September 24, 2010
The number of invasive breast cancer diagnoses went down in Canadian women after the 2002 publication of Women's Health Initiative results, similar to the decrease in U.S. women. Read more...

Many Women Have Sexual Problems After Breast Cancer Treatment
September 23, 2010
An Australian study finds that most women diagnosed with breast cancer report some type of sex problem after treatment. Read more...

Do Screening Mammograms Save Lives?
September 22, 2010
A Norwegian study suggests that screening mammograms don't save as many lives as was previously thought; the results are controversial and Breastcancer.org experts are concerned about the design of the study. Read more...

Risk in Women with Abnormal BRCA1 Gene Linked to Other Abnormal Genes
September 19, 2010
Researchers found that five abnormal genes on chromosome 19 are linked to a higher risk of breast cancer, especially in women with an abnormal BRCA1 gene. Read more...

Old Women More Likely to Have Chemo-Related Cognitive Problems
September 13, 2010
Being older and having lower cognitive reserve levels may increase the risk of cognitive problems during and after chemotherapy. Read more...

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