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About 25% of Women Need More Surgery After Lumpectomy
January 31, 2012
A study found that nearly 25% of women who had lumpectomy had to have more surgery after the pathology report was available. Read more...

Many Women Not Getting Recommended Breast Cancer Screening
January 26, 2012
National screening rates for colon, breast, and cervical cancer are low. Read more...

Abnormal Breast Cancer Gene May Improve Ovarian Cancer Prognosis
January 24, 2012
A study has found that among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, women with an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a better prognosis than women without an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Read more...

Analysis of Million Women Study Flawed, Link Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Remains
January 16, 2012
A group of experts reviewed the Million Women Study and concluded that it wasn't done properly. Read more...

Studies Evaluate Treatments Before Surgery for HER2-Positive Disease
January 16, 2012
Research suggests that using both Herceptin and Tykerb with Taxol before surgery to treat early-stage or locally advanced HER2-positive breast cancer is better than either alone with Taxol; if only one is given before surgery, Herceptin offers more benefits than Tykerb. Read more...

Women Who Had Implant Reconstruction in Europe or Latin America Should Have Doctor Look at Implant
January 13, 2012
Women who had breast reconstruction surgery in European and Latin American countries using the PIP silicone breast implant are urged to have the implant evaluated by a doctor. Read more...

Most Women Share Genetic Test Results with Kids Even Though Value Isn’t Clear
January 9, 2012
Research has found that women who had abnormal breast cancer gene testing usually shared the test results with their children younger than 25, even though it's not clear that sharing the results with kids this young has value. Read more...

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