The risk of early-stage breast cancer recurring 10 or more years after diagnosis is linked to the size of the cancer, the number of lymph nodes that contain cancer, and whether the cancer is estrogen receptor-positive.
If breast cancer comes back — called recurrence by doctors — the HER2 status of the recurrent cancer may change from HER2-positive or HER2-negative to a new classification of HER2 status, called HER2-low.
Small (1 cm or smaller), early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancers are more likely to come back (recur) and spread to parts of the body away from the breast (metastasize) than small, early-stage HER2-negative breast cancers, which suggests that treating these cancers with Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab) may make sense.
A study has found that Herceptin plus chemotherapy that didn't include an anthracycline after surgery was as effective as Herceptin plus chemotherapy that included an anthracycline for women diagnosed with HER2-positive, early-stage breast cancer.
Simple at-home strength exercises plus vitamin D and omega-3 supplements seemed to reduce cancer risk in healthy people age 70 and older.
People diagnosed with cancer who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine have a higher risk of a breakthrough COVID infection than vaccinated people without cancer.
Women were satisfied with their breasts 10 years after either lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy and reconstruction for early-stage breast cancer. Still, women who had lumpectomy and radiation had better psychosocial and sexual well-being.
Black and Hispanic women who had low levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to develop breast cancer than women with sufficient levels.
Enhertu more than doubled the 12-month progression-free survival rate than Kadcyla in people diagnosed with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer that had been previously treated.
In the United States, people receiving breast cancer treatment had higher mortality risk when they had financial problems versus when they didn’t.
Rates of screening mammograms among women who’ve received breast cancer treatment have declined since 2009, especially among women ages 40 to 49.
Cigarette smoking (either past or present) and exposure to second-hand smoke increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
A meta-analysis suggests that cold therapy (including cold caps, frozen gloves, and frozen socks) can help prevent some of the hair loss, as well as skin and nail side effects, caused by taxane chemotherapy.
A study found testing all people diagnosed with breast cancer for mutations in three genes linked to a high risk of the disease (BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2) would be "extremely cost-effective" compared to testing based on family history or clinical guidelines in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Breast cancers found in between regular screening mammograms (called interval cancers by doctors) were more likely to have aggressive characteristics, and women diagnosed with them were more likely to die from breast cancer compared to breast cancers found by routine screening.
A breast cancer diagnosis can bring out so many difficult emotions(ear, anger, resentment, hopelessness, and more. It is a big challenge to learn how to cope with these feelings along with the stress ...
Neither weight loss nor at-home exercise programs (nor a combination of the two) improved lymphedema beyond the standard of care in overweight women who had been treated for breast cancer.
People diagnosed with metastatic cancer that has spread to the bones can safely participate in supervised exercise programs, according to a review of 17 studies.
Research suggests that Xgeva is better than Zometa at reducing the risk of bone complication and improves quality of life more in women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the bones.
Among Black people and white people diagnosed with cancer and COVID-19, Black people had worse COVID outcomes than white people.
Wearing a light therapy visor cap at home improved sleep and eased fatigue in women who completed treatment for early-stage breast cancer.
People diagnosed with cancer developed COVID-19 antibodies after receiving the Moderna vaccine, but at lower levels than people who hadn’t been diagnosed with cancer.
Not exercising and lots of sitting can be harmful for cancer survivors.
Breast cells in Black women express DNA repair genes differently from breast cells in white women and may be part of the reason why Black women are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.