Health News

Second Cancers More Common in Black Women
African-American women experience breast cancer very differently than white women. There are differences in the age of onset, disease aggressiveness and the appearance of second cancers, according to a new study.
"I Will Survive"
Many cancer survivors report having pain and tiredness after cancer treatment and recovering, but why are these rates so high? Researchers examined the reason for these problems.
Cancer: a Clear Threat to Women Around the World
The number of breast cancer cases has been declining in the United States for a number of years now. Unfortunately, just the opposite is happening around the world.
Inherited Breast Cancers Appear Earlier
The genetic mutation that's passed from mother to daughter not only produces a more aggressive form of breast cancer, the disease shows up earlier in the carrier than it did in the previous generation.
Computer-Aided Breast Design
Computer-aided design, or what's commonly known as CAD, has been used for years to help design everything from cars to bridges. Now the technology is helping to accurately restore a woman's bust line following breast cancer.
Walnuts Decrease Breast Cancer Risks
What if you could eat a single food that would decrease your risk of getting breast cancer? Scientists have just such a food you may want to consider adding to your diet.
BRCA1 Breast Cancers Respond Well to Standard Chemotherapy
There are two types of inherited breast cancer genes - BRCA1 and BRCA2. The first of these seems to respond very well to standard chemotherapy before surgery.
NBC's Andrea Mitchell Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
NBC journalist, Andrea Mitchell, announced yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 64-year-old urged her viewers to get screened for the disease.
Senior Breast Cancer Patients may not Need Hormone Therapy
Taking an estrogen-blocking medicine after breast cancer surgery is a normal course of treatment for many patients. New research finds this may not be necessary for all women.
Older Women Up Cancer Ante by Smoking
The younger a smoker is that decides to quit, obviously the better for their health. Women in their golden years can receive immediate benefits from quitting.