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Have a Question about Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise? Join us on May 7 and 8 (April 9, 2014)

CancerConnect and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Present: Ask the Expert with Dr. Ligibel CancerConnect has partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert,... Continue Reading

Post-Mastectomy Radiation Beneficial for Cancer That Has Spread to Only a Few Lymph Nodes (April 8, 2014)

Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes are less likely to experience recurrence or die from their disease if they undergo radiation therapy after mastectomy, according to the results... Continue Reading

Updated Guidelines for Sentinel Node Biopsy in Early Stage Breast Cancer (April 2, 2014)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued new recommendations for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early stage breast cancer. The guidelines were published online... Continue Reading

Fertility Concerns Affect Treatment Decisions in Younger Women with Breast Cancer (March 26, 2014)

Fertility concerns affect treatment decisions in a substantial proportion of young women with breast cancer; however, few women pursue available fertility preservation strategies, according to the results... Continue Reading

No Significant Bone Density Differences Between Aromasin and Arimidex (March 20, 2014)

There was no significant difference in bone mineral density loss among women with early breast cancer treated with adjuvant Aromasin® (exemestane) or Arimidex® (anastrozole), according to the results... Continue Reading

Mastectomy May Be Unnecessary in Stage IV Breast Cancer (March 13, 2014)

Mastectomy is unnecessary in many women with stage IV breast cancer—and in fact may even facilitate the spread of the disease, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast... Continue Reading

New Breast Cancer Surgical Guidelines (February 28, 2014)

The Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology have announced new surgical guidelines indicating that although negative margins (no ink on tumor) reduce the risk of local... Continue Reading

Reconstructive Breast Surgery On the Rise, but Influenced By Location (February 24, 2014)

More women are choosing reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy; however, there is a large variation in the rate of reconstructive surgery throughout different areas of the United States, according... Continue Reading

Reduced Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer Translates to Billions in Savings (February 18, 2014)

Reducing mammography screening frequency from annually to biennially among women aged 50 to 74 could save the healthcare system billions of dollars annually—and may actually allow physicians to end up... Continue Reading

Arimidex May Prevent Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women (January 7, 2014)

Arimidex® (anastrozole) reduced the risk of breast cancer by 53 percent in high-risk postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium... Continue Reading

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