Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 percent

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened — according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening. Read More: Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 percent

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Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Add a Comment By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk. read more

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New Survey Helps Doctors Better Assess Outcomes for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Add a Comment By Maureen Salamon, BA, Freelance Writer   |  Thursday, February 26, 2015 A new online survey aims to provide doctors with real-time information on their patients’ quality of life after rectal surgery. read more

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Obesity Could Soon Be the Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer in the United States

1 comment By Jennifer Castoro, BA, Managing/Copy Editor   |  Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking. read more

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Can People with Breast Cancer Benefit from Complementary Medicine?

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, October 23, 2014 MSK medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao discusses the symptoms that arise during breast cancer treatment and how integrative medicine may help relieve them. read more

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Diagnostic Radiologist Carol Lee Gives More Insights into Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk

3 comments By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 In this follow-up Q&A, diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee addresses readers’ questions on dense breast tissue and clarifies what breast density could mean for you. read more

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The Journey Ahead: Survivorship Care Plans Address Patients’ Post-Cancer Lives

6 comments By Jenifer Goodwin, Freelance Writer   |  Thursday, August 14, 2014 The end of cancer treatment is a time of transition. For many patients, survivorship care plans ease the move into post-treatment life. read more

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