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Cryoablation May Make Sense for Small, Isolated Metastatic Breast Cancer Tumors
March 28, 2012
A very small study suggests that cryoablation to treat metastatic breast cancer in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and other soft tissues is safe and may be a cost-effective way to manage the disease. Read more...

Fertility Advice Depends on Race, Education, Economic Status
March 26, 2012
A study has found that the likelihood that a woman who's been diagnosed with cancer will get fertility counseling before cancer treatment starts depends on her race, educational background, and economic situation. Read more...

Controversial Study Suggests Large Margins Reduce Recurrence Risk
March 22, 2012
Findings from a controversial study suggest that women who have lumpectomy to remove DCIS are less likely to have cancer come back in the same breast when at least 10 mm. of cancer-free tissue around the DCIS is removed during surgery. Read more...

Cancer Radiation Therapy Linked to Future Cancer Risk, Heart Problems
March 9, 2012
As the number of cancer survivors tripled in the last 40 years, more survivors have developed heart problems or a new, different cancer likely related to radiation exposure during treatment for the first cancer. Read more...

Estrogen-Only Hormone Replacement Therapy After Hysterectomy Doesn’t Seem to Increase Risk
March 6, 2012
A study suggests that estrogen-only HRT may reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women who've had a hysterectomy. Read more...

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