The elimination of cost sharing for screening mammography is associated with increased screening rates.
The FDA has approved Lynparza to treat metastatic breast cancer caused by a BRCA gene mutation.
This review analyzed mammography screening guidelines from US organizations to understand best practices in an effort to minimize the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer.
Most patients with breast cancer taking endocrine therapy report the intervention was helpful in taking their drugs.
Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women did not have an overall increase in the disease.
An increase was seen in all states from 2004 to 2012, with the greatest increases in five contiguous Midwest states.
From 2004 to 2014, there was a greater percent of testing in unaffected women versus cancer patients.
The risk associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer is substantially reduced with smoking cessation.
Those with diets with the highest inflammatory score had an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.
Those who exercised were about 40% less likely to die from the disease, review suggests.
An estimated 14,630 women who were not given the recommended therapy died from cancer recurrence from 2004-2013.
Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence improves health worries.
Anxiety is common in partners even several years later, researchers find.
A high grilled and smoked meat intake is linked to 23% increased risk of all-cause mortality.
One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer have non-threatening tumors.
Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.
There is an increased risk of TNBC among African-American women with prior diagnosis of benign breast disease.
More women tested for the BRCA genes, but there was no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates.
Weak social ties were linked to higher risk of recurrence and early death, researchers say.
The device reduces blood flow to the hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments.
The Watson Oncology program agreed with doctors 90% of the time in many cases, researchers find.
A high cumulative methylation index is linked to shorter median progression-free disease and overall survival.
There was a greater discontinuation for white, black and Hispanic patients that were not receiving subsidies.
There was no statistically significant improvements found in breast cancer recurrence-free survivals.
Better adherence to quality indicators, outcome and cost control over time have been seen in bundled-payment programs than in FFS programs.
Factors influencing patients to undergo contralateral mastectomy include believing it is the best treatment for breast cancer and fear of it recurring.
The CDC has reported that the disparity in breast cancer mortality between black and white women is narrowing.
Researchers say the reduction in breast cancer mortality is based on better treatments as opposed to earlier detection.
According to a recent study, skilled radiologists have been found to detect abnormalities in mammograms in less than one second.
A simple technique may be most effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer. Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists.
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