Health News

Women Who Sat Less Lived Longer
Physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, but one new study shows it may not be enough for postmenopausal women who have otherwise sedentary lifestyles.
Celebrity Survivors of Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is one of the most prevelant and deadliest forms of cancer for women. Here are some celebrities who have battled breast cancer. 
Tomatoes Might Help Lower Obesity and Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women can become more at risk for breast cancer if they are overweight. An easy dietary change may help reduce that risk by lowering the chances of obesity.
Millions of Unnecessary Pap Tests
If a woman has had a hysterectomy, does she still need to have Pap smears? It would stand to reason that she doesn’t since the test screens for cervical cancer and a hysterectomy removes the cervix in nearly all of these procedures.
How Breast MRIs Are Being Used
Actress Christina Applegate, the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, had her first breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in 2007. The next year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Are more women following in Applegate’s footsteps?
Why Breast MRI is Increasing
In 2012, American women had nearly 39 million mammograms, the standard breast cancer screening method. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is also gaining popularity for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
Assessing Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors
One of the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment is a condition called lymphedema. It’s a swelling of the arm that not only affects appearance, but can also be painful and interfere with function.
Radiation Improved Breast Cancer Outlook
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. Abnormal cells are found inside the milk duct of the breast. Unlike invasive breast cancers, ductal carcinoma in situ has not spread beyond the duct.
New HER2+ Breast Cancer Treatment Recommendation
More than a quarter of women diagnosed with breast cancer have high levels of HER2, a protein that makes the cancer grow faster and more likely to return. New research has discovered one treatment method that’s been used may no longer be necessary.
One-Dose Breast Cancer Radiotherapies
After breast conserving surgery, radiation therapy is given to reduce the chances of the breast cancer returning. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is the standard therapy and it is performed over multiple sessions, typically daily for four to five weeks.