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Fear Drive Some Double Mastectomies, Study Finds

More women diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast are opting to remove the other breast as well, and a small new study suggests that the decision may be driven by fear rather than the actual risk of dying. Read the full story>

High Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Improved Survival in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Breast cancer patients with higher vitamin D levels at the time they’re diagnosed showed significantly better outcomes in the long-term, according to a new research study from Kaiser Permanente and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Read the full article>

Omaha Woman says 3D Mammogram Saved Her Life

Tracy Brown credits new advances in mammograms with saving lives. View the full story>

Volunteer Rebounds after Being Diagnosed Twice with Breast Cancer

“I was scared to death,” she said. “But my doctors made me very, very comfortable.” One of them was CHI Health-affiliated Roalene Redland, MD, FACS, she said. New testing showed LN just needed a lumpectomy and radiation – not chemotherapy. “The science is newer today. Treatment is better,” LN said. Read full article>

Lessons From the Woman Who Discovered the BRCA Cancer Gene

Today, BRCA1 and the related BRCA2 are responsible for about 5% of breast cancer cases in the U.S., or up to 25% of inherited breast cancer, and screening for changes in the genes can help steer women toward potentially lifesaving treatments.  Read full article>

5 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can often seem like a confusing and frightening disease. But with knowledge and awareness comes power. Being armed with the facts can help put your mind at ease and allow you to take your breast health into your own hands.  Read full article>

BRCA-negative results may not reduce cancer risk

Genetic changes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, are known to carry a higher risk, but now scientists say that even family members who test negative for the genetic differences are still at an increased risk of developing the disease.  Read full article>

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Could Endanger Women

Women should continue to begin annual mammography screening at age 40. Read full article>