Breast Cancer

Easier At-Home Prep for Breast Reconstruction Patients
Breast Cancer

Easier At-Home Prep for Breast Reconstruction Patients

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD | September 25, 2012

After the wrenching experience of mastectomy, breast reconstruction can help restore a woman’s sense of wholeness. Yet fewer than half…

Closer to a Breast Cancer Cure
Breast Cancer

Closer to a Breast Cancer Cure

Richard G. Pestell, MD, PhD | September 20, 2012

You’re no doubt familiar with the old saying that if you want to succeed in business, you must "build a…

Do You Need This New Breast Test… Or Could It Do More Harm Than Good?
Breast Cancer

Do You Need This New Breast Test… Or Could It Do More Harm Than Good?

Rachel F. Brem, MD | September 13, 2012

When a friend told me that she was scheduled for a test called breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), I was concerned.…

Nervous About Needing a Breast MRI? Here
Breast Cancer

Nervous About Needing a Breast MRI? Here

Rachel F. Brem, MD | September 11, 2012

My coworker’s mammogram revealed a suspicious area in one breast, so her doctor recommended a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test…

Combination MRI and Mammo Finds More Cancers
Breast Cancer

Combination MRI and Mammo Finds More Cancers

Huong Carisa Le-Petross, MD | September 5, 2012

High-Risk Women May Identify More Cancers with One of Each, Six Months Apart At present, the gold standard of care…

Squeaky Clean and… More Likely to Get Breast Cancer?
Breast Cancer

Squeaky Clean and… More Likely to Get Breast Cancer?

Sabrina McCormick, PhD | August 28, 2012

Breast Cancer and Chemicals in Cosmetics and Household Products Are you using personal-care and household products that are linked to…

Breast Cancers That Disappear Without Treatment
Breast Cancer

Breast Cancers That Disappear Without Treatment

Susan Love, MD | August 16, 2012

Will "Watch & Wait" Someday Be Treatment Strategy for Some Breast Cancers? Mammograms save many lives, but screening for breast…

Walnuts Slow Breast Tumor Growth in Mice
Breast Cancer

Walnuts Slow Breast Tumor Growth in Mice

W. Elaine Hardman, PhD | August 14, 2012

Two Ounces of Walnuts a Day Can Slow Growth of Cancer It’s time to bring back Waldorf Salad — that delicious…

Apples Fight Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

Apples Fight Breast Cancer

Rui Hai Liu, MD, PhD | August 10, 2012

More Apples, Less Breast Cancer An apple a day may not only keep the doctor away — new research shows that…

Pomegranates May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

Pomegranates May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Shiuan Chen, PhD | August 7, 2012

The hormone estrogen causes certain breast cancer cells to proliferate. Lab finding: Compounds called ellagitannins, which are plentiful in pomegranates,…

Breast Cancer Update
Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Update

Susan Love, MD | August 3, 2012

New treatments... new options... new hope Research on breast cancer is leading to new approaches to treatment and increasing the…

Cutting Away Breast Cancer Concerns
Breast Cancer

Cutting Away Breast Cancer Concerns

Beth A. Virnig, PhD, MPH | August 2, 2012

More Women Now Choose Double Mastectomy for Curable DCIS Breast Cancer Significant advances in diagnosis and treatment mean that we…

Post-Menopause Weight Gain = Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Breast Cancer

Post-Menopause Weight Gain = Higher Breast Cancer Risk

A. Heather Eliassen, ScD | August 1, 2012

It's Never Too Late to Reap Anti-Cancer Benefits of Weight Loss Some women shrug off their post-menopausal weight gain as…

Better than a Mammogram?
Breast Cancer

Better than a Mammogram?

Andrew Rubman, ND | July 30, 2012

New Technology Makes Breast Thermography Better, More Effective Till now, I’d only ever encountered ads and information on breast thermography…

Soy for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

Soy for Breast Cancer

Mark A. Stengler, NMD | July 19, 2012

Villain or protector? There has been a lot of controversy about the benefits of soy as it relates to cancer.…