Breast cancer

This undated combination provided by Hologic shows three images, an image taken using conventional mammography, top left, an image using 3D mammography, top right, with a tumor circled that wasn’t visible on the first image, and a close up image of the region of interest on the 3D mammography. A large study that was published Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that adding breast screening with 3D imaging to conventional digital mammograms is slightly better at finding cancer than regular scans alone, with fewer false alarms. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hologic)

3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, but whether that means saving more lives isn’t known. The study involved almost half a million breast […]

06/24/2014

This Feb. 8, 2011 photo, Joan Lunden attends Woman’s Day magazine’s Eight Annual Red Dress Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Former ‘GMA’ host Joan Lunden has breast cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Good Morning America” host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer. She disclosed her diagnosis on Tuesday’s edition of the ABC morning show, which she co-anchored from 1980 through 1997. […]

06/24/2014

A mammogram procedure. (AP Photo/American Cancer Society)

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28%

LONDON (AP) — In the latest major study to consider whether the dangers of mammograms outweigh the benefits, experts say the tests can reduce the chances of dying from breast cancer by nearly 30 percent […]

06/17/2014

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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world’s second largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented […]

04/06/2014

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of […]

03/24/2014

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Ovary removal aids high-risk women but at what age

WASHINGTON (AP) — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having […]

02/24/2014

A mammogram procedure. (AP Photo/American Cancer Society)

Study disputes value of routine mammograms

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer […]

02/12/2014

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

New drug, study method show breast cancer promise

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat […]

12/13/2013

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation […]

12/11/2013

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision for Advertising Week/AP Images, File)

ABC’s Amy Robach to have double mastectomy

NEW YORK (AP) — A month after undergoing a mammogram on “Good Morning America,” ABC’s Amy Robach said Monday she has breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery this week. The […]

11/11/2013

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