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Breast Cancer

Recommendations to reduce over-treatment in early stage breast cancer aren't being followed

The data is clear: for patients with early stage breast cancer, certain operations risk more harm than good -- increasing the risk of medical complications, missed work and health care costs without increasing survival rates.

Katz awarded $1.4M from American Cancer Society to examine disparities in genetic testing for cancer

A $1.4 million grant from the American Cancer Society will allow a team of researchers led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center to survey a diverse group of breast cancer patients and their relatives about their experience with genetic testing and their understanding of hereditary cancer risk and prevention.

Breast Cancer Patients with Inherited Genetic Mutation Receive Different Cancer Treatment

Women with early stage breast cancer who test positive for an inherited genetic variant aren’t always receiving cancer treatment that follows current guidelines, a new study finds.

Aggressive Breast Cancer Spreads Due to Stored Energy

A U-M Rogel Cancer Center study found aggressive breast cancer cells stored high amounts of energy which enabled them to spread. This suggests a potential target in the metabolism that could slow or prevent breast cancer metastasis.

Acupressure Helps Breast Cancer Survivors with Pain, Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Problems

Breast cancer survivors reported improvements in depression, pain, anxiety and sleep after self-administered acupressure.

FDA Recommendations for Breast Implants After Mastectomy

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that patients considering breast implants — whether for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or cosmetic surgery — receive detailed information about potential complications and rare health risks that can occur.

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