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Do Women Ignore the Alcohol-Breast Cancer Link?

Middle-aged women aren’t getting the message that there’s a proven link between alcohol consumption and higher breast cancer risk, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Have Hot Flashes? You May Be at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Menopausal women who experience persistent hot flashes or night sweats are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who don’t have hot flashes.

By Diane Domina

Health Problems in Breast Cancer Survivors

You should feel great about making it through your breast cancer treatments, but as a survivor you'll also have to stay on guard for these other conditions.

By PJ Hamel

Do You Have Dense Breasts?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder to spot cancers with mammograms. Here's how you can tell if you have dense breasts, and the screenings that work best.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Why You May Want to Have Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Up to 14 percent of breast cancers — almost 35,000 cases each year in the United States — are associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.

By Diane Domina

Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy and Diabetes

Breast cancer survivors who receive hormone therapy may have a higher risk of diabetes. These tips can help you limit excessive weight gain after treatment.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Can Obesity Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Read these surprising findings from an international study that found young, obese woman have the lowest risk of breast cancer.

By Diane Domina

Breast Cancer Changed Everything

Read the candid and heart-wrenching story of PJ Hamel, a mom who faced a harsh reality — and lived to see her son grow up.

By PJ Hamel

Should You Test for Breast Cancer Risk at Home?

The FDA approved the at-home genetic tests for three specific BRCA mutations. But are they worth it?

By PJ Hamel

New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

The guidelines changed on Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s what they mean for you.

By PJ Hamel