Oncology & Cancer

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care

Women in rural India are waiting too long before seeking medical care for breast cancer. Most Indian women do not know how to do breast self-exams, and many of them have not even heard of breast cancer. This is the conclusion ...

Oncology & Cancer

Five things everyone should know about breast cancer

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with more than 40,000 deaths. But progress in treatment and early detection has led to improved ...

Oncology & Cancer

3-D imaging improves breast cancer screening

What if breast cancers could be found earlier, lumps seen more clearly or the number of callbacks reduced? Three-dimensional breast imaging technology can do just that by increasing the accuracy of breast cancer screening ...

Oncology & Cancer

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

If a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy. However, breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses ...

Oncology & Cancer

Men develop breast cancer, too

(HealthDay)—While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say.

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Poor service, bedside manner top patients' online complaints

(HealthDay)—On "rate-your-doctor" websites, patients complain more about poor bedside manner and unprofessional office staff than inadequate medical skills, according to a recent multi-city study published by Vanguard Communications.

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