Hormone therapy, also called endocrine therapy, is a common way to treat breast cancer, Most types of hormone therapy use medications to fight cancer cell growth by limiting estrogen in the body or by limiting its ability to attach to cancer cells.
Swelling of lymph nodes in the armpit area is a normal response to COVID-19 vaccinations, but when they are seen on mammograms, they can be mistaken for nodes that are swollen because of breast cancer.
Study of Penn Medicine patients shows abbreviated MRI may be a valuable supplemental screening for women with dense breasts.
Not only does breastfeeding lower a mother’s risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but it also reduces risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But for breast cancer survivors, patients in treatment, or previvors on a high-risk early detection plan, breastfeeding is often a challenge. Here are 5 of the most important ways that breastfeeding impacts cancer diagnoses.
While we don’t know all the risk factors for breast cancer, we do know that having breast cancer in the family is one of the most significant risk factors, in addition to it being the most well-known. It’s common for people to hear about a diagnosis in their family and fear that they’ll get breast cancer, too. Here’s how family history affects (or doesn’t!) your personal risk levels and what you should do about it.
A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that MRIs are cost effective for detecting breast cancer for women with very dense breasts detected by mammography.
No-one likes to receive bad news, especially when it’s related to health. But a recent study of women at risk of developing breast cancer suggests knowing your genetic risk profile does not lead to long-term distress and leads to fewer regrets than not wanting to know about it in the first place.
Triple-negative breast cancer is a type of aggressive and invasive form of breast cancer that makes up 10-15% of all breast cancer types. Read more about the statistics, symptoms, treatment options, and survival rate and prognosis for TNBC.