Breast Cancer

Sustained weight loss may reduce breast cancer risk

In a new study, researchers found that women who lost weight after age 50 and kept it off had a lower risk of breast...

Breast cancer and dense breasts: What every woman needs to know

Two new state laws targeting breast cancer screenings and dense breasts have been passed in Illinois since 2018. Still, many women don’t know whether they...

Scientists discover new effective drugs for advanced breast cancer

In a new study, researchers have discovered that two new drugs could help treat an aggressive form of breast cancer. One drug could reach tumors...

Permanent hair dye and straighteners may boost breast cancer risk

In a new study, researchers found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast...

Could mammograms screen for heart disease?

By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease might...

MRI screening may not always benefit women with dense breasts

In a new study, researchers found that when MRI was used in between mammography appointments, the women in the study were half as likely...

Breast implant safety: What women need to know

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that patients considering breast implants — whether for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or cosmetic surgery —...

This simple blood test could test breast cancer earlier

In a new study, researchers found that breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it,...

Many women get unnecessary mammograms before breast surgery

In a new study, researchers found that nearly one-third of women younger than 40 underwent mammography before breast reduction surgery. The research was conducted by...

Key factors to consider when choosing breast reconstruction surgery

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can have long-lasting effects on quality of life. But with multiple options available, each with its own risks and benefits, the...

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