After Mastectomy, Don't Neglect Breast Imaging and Biopsy

Mastectomy to treat or prevent breast cancer doesn’t eliminate the need for imaging tests and biopsies in the future, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder for mammograms to detect cancers, because they both appear white in the images, and tumors are harder to see.

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

The Titanium Marker in Breast Biopsy: Should You Worry?

Is it possible to have an adverse reaction to a titanium marker placed in a breast biopsy? Here’s what you should know.

By PJ Hamel

Breast Ultrasound: Frequently Asked Questions

Have you been told you need to have a breast ultrasound? Here’s what to expect, and what it may find.

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

Mammograms for Women 75 and Up: Good Idea or Not?

The benefits of getting a mammogram may be overestimated—and its harms underestimated—particularly for women ages 75 and older.

By HealthAfter50

Many Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Gene Test

Many breast cancer patients aren’t being offered the opportunity to be tested for a gene mutation that can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

By HealthAfter50

Do You Know Your Family Medical History?

Learn more about your family medical history by checking public records, taking a DNA test, and talking to your relatives.

By Phyllis Johnson

Chemotherapy: Testing Helps, But It's Still a Tough Decision

When a woman is diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, whether or not to undergo chemotherapy can be a very difficult decision. Genomic testing (mapping the activity of genes in a cancer tumor) can help make the decision-process easier by revealin...

By PJ Hamel