For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease.
Much of the debate over when to start having mammograms has focused on lives saved, but new research suggests that early screening might also translate into smaller tumors and less aggressive breast cancer treatments.
A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report.
Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds.
It's never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests.
Adding a new drug to standard treatment can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer in younger women, a new clinical trial has found.
Women treated for early stage breast cancer still face a substantial risk of recurrence up to 20 years later, a large, new study shows.
Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests.
Differences in insurance are a major reason why black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in the United States, a new study contends.
Waiters, contractors and other employees of America's small businesses are more likely to miss out on cancer screening, mostly because of a lack of insurance, new research shows.
Over five years, the proportion of U.S. breast cancer patients opting for breast reconstruction after mastectomy grew by about two-thirds, a new government report shows.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, and routine screenings remain the most reliable way to detect the disease early, a breast cancer expert says.
Scientists say they've spotted how mutations in the BRCA1 gene can trigger breast cancer.
New research finds the number of American women who've lost their lives to breast cancer has fallen precipitously in the past 25 years, with more than 322,000 lives saved in that time.
Verzenio (abemaciclib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat women with certain advanced forms of breast cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.
A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report.
A breast cancer patient's choice of surgeon can have a major effect on her treatment, according to a new study.
Breast cancer patients who take opioid painkillers are more likely to discontinue an important hormone treatment that helps ensure their survival, researchers report.
A new "cancer pen" promises to help surgeons immediately detect and completely remove cancerous tumor tissue, without having to send samples off to a lab for testing while the patient languishes on the table.
New research reveals an unexpected potential risk factor for breast cancer: city lights.
A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests.
Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research.
For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a new study finds.
Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests.
Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.
Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests.
Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.
Breast cancer patients fond of midnight snacking may be at a higher risk of a breast cancer recurrence, according to new research.
For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests.