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Breast Cancer

Too Many DCIS Patients Get Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

No benefit of axillary lymph node evaluation has been shown for women with DCIS, yet this lymph node analysis is still often performed in these patients. Image © Blamb / Shutterstock.com.

Breast Cancer

According to the results of a genomic analysis, several genetic characteristics linked with aggressive cancer are more common in the breast tumors of African American women compared to their white counterparts.

Some patients with early-stage HR-positive breast cancer can be treated with hormone therapy alone, avoiding chemo without increasing their recurrence risk.

Significantly more women are now aware of reconstructive surgery options after mastectomies for breast cancer, following coverage of Angelina Jolie’s mastectomies in 2013.

A large database study found that the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients does not raise the risk of postoperative surgical complications.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Check here for a brief roundup of the latest women’s health news.

A new model using only age at biopsy and number of atypia foci could improve absolute breast cancer risk estimates in women with atypical hyperplasia.

A new study found that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening improved the detection of small, high-grade breast cancers in women with average risk.


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