A 29-year-old woman requests advice after receipt of a direct-to-consumer genetic test result that included BRCA gene analysis. She has no breast symptoms and has not undergone any previous breast cancer screening. Following a physical exam and other findings, what is the most appropriate management?
13 Sep 2022
While more physicians are reporting having conversations about advance care planning with their patients, it's still far from common.
1 May 2022
About 15% of breast cancers detected by biennial mammograms in women ages 50 to 74 years would never have progressed or caused harm in the women's lifetimes, a new retrospective study found.
1 Mar 2022
A randomized trial in the United Kingdom found that women at risk for postoperative upper limb disability after breast cancer surgery had better functional outcomes when assigned to a structured exercise program, with no associated increase in complications or adverse events.
16 Nov 2021
A 45-year-old woman is evaluated for headaches and nausea that started 2 weeks ago. Her headaches are worse in the morning and have been associated with vomiting. Medical history is significant for metastatic breast cancer diagnosed 4 years ago. Physical and funduscopic exam and an MRI of the brain are done. Based on the findings, what is the most appropriate initial treatment?
1 Mar 2022
Breast cancer deaths could be cut by starting mammography screening in Black women 10 years earlier than in White women, a modeling study predicted.
19 Oct 2021
A study supported screening all women at age 40 years to measure breast density, then assigning women with denser breasts to continued annual screening and other women to biennial screening starting at age 50 years, but an accompanying editorial raised concerns about this strategy.
9 Feb 2021
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1 Jul 2017
A recent British study found differences in breast cancer risk by duration, recency, and specific formulation of hormone replacement therapy, although any use of hormones was associated with higher cancer risk than never use.
3 Nov 2020
Breast cancer survivors may recover from their illness only to face the same diseases as their “well” peers, such as hypertension and diabetes. Experts suggest a shared care model to keep breast cancer survivors healthy.
1 May 2009