breast cancer

Mediterranean Diet With Extra Olive Oil May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Last Updated by Allison Aubrey on

A study finds that women who ate a Mediterranean diet plus four tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil per day had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer compared with women on a low-fat diet.

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How Much Can Women Trust That Breast Cancer Biopsy?

Last Updated by Nancy Shute on

Pathologists are great at spotting cancer, but less so at identifying atypical cells or DCIS, a study finds. That could lead to women getting too much treatment — or not enough.

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Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

Last Updated by Rob Stein on

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?

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Political Story On Breast Cancer Screenings Was Missing Some Science

Last Updated by Elizabeth Jensen on

A story on mammogram recommendations quotes only the opposing views in Congress.

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Dense Breasts Are Just One Part Of The Cancer Risk Calculus

Last Updated by Nancy Shute on

Women with dense breasts are more likely to get cancer and less likely to catch it early on a mammogram. But degree of density matters too, a study finds, as do other factors like family history.

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Study Suggests Some Treatment For Early Breast Cancer Is Unnecessary

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A new study renews questions about how aggressively doctors should treat a very early form of breast cancer or pre-cancer.

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Breast Cancer Gene Test Helps Predict Who Can Skip Chemo

Last Updated by Michaeleen Doucleff on

A large study confirms that a test doctors have been using for a decade works well for low-risk patients. More work is needed to draw conclusions about chemotherapy for women with riskier tumors.

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Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

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