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  • To find breast cancer, more mammograms aren't better, expert panel says

    To find breast cancer, more mammograms aren't better, expert panel says

    Despite years of controversy over the best way to screen women for breast cancer, an expert panel convened by the federal government is standing by its controversial recommendation that most women should get mammograms only once every two years, and that the tests need not begin until the age of...

  • Sandra Lee reveals breast cancer diagnosis, double-mastectomy plan

    Sandra Lee reveals breast cancer diagnosis, double-mastectomy plan

    An emotional Sandra Lee has gone public with her breast cancer diagnosis, explaining that she'll be getting a double mastectomy after doctors told her she was a "ticking time bomb." The lifestyle guru, celebrity chef and 10-year partner to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo learned of her diagnosis 20...

  • Breast cancer cases in U.S. projected to rise as much as 50% by 2030

    Breast cancer cases in U.S. projected to rise as much as 50% by 2030

    New breast cancer cases in the U.S. are forecast to rise by as much as 50% by 2030, government researchers reported Monday. But while the surge in cases will pose "a huge challenge" to medical providers over the coming decades, coauthor Philip S. Rosenberg, of the National Cancer Institute said,...

  • Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

    Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

    Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks you what it would take to make real progress toward that goal. You say, "Maybe...

  • Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation plays a significant role in treating patients with breast cancer, but there are more options now that can reduce the time spent in therapy or the amount of healthy tissue treated. Dr. Maria C. E. Jacobs, director of radiation oncology at Mercy Medical Center, explains some new techniques...

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