Tag: breast tissue

A Type of Obesity You Can’t See May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk

In their quest to gain a better understanding of what causes breast cancer, researchers have identified several risk factors, including getting older, early menstruation (before age 12) and/or late menopause (after age 55), family or personal history of breast cancer, mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, having dense breasts,

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women

Considering Breast Reconstruction?

A recent analysis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) suggests that more older women are undergoing breast reconstruction. According to the AHRQ data, reconstruction surgeries among women age 65 and older rose 140 percent between 2009 and 2014, the largest increase of any age group, though the

Breast Cancer Surgery: Your Options

Breast cancer treatment has made great strides in the last decade, with the development of new drugs and studies that have helped refine the use of radiation therapy. Individual treatment plans depend on the type of breast cancer you have, how advanced the disease is, and your overall health status

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

For years, the mammogram has served as the primary tool for breast cancer screening. Mammography can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is smaller and has not spread beyond the breast. In the search for a potential alternative to mammogram screening, researchers are studying other tests, such

Breast Cancer: Better Detection and Treatment Results in Fewer Deaths

Breast cancer is consistently reported as a top health concern among women—and that’s no surprise, since one out of every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Estimates project that more than 40,000 American women are expected to die from the disease in 2017. However,

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