Breast cancer is often considered more deadly among younger women, but older women — particularly those over 75 — are actually more likely to die of the disease, according to an international study.
For leaders of America's pre-eminent breast-cancer charity, it was a firestorm they didn't see coming — and couldn't withstand.
Clinical trials in the United States and China have shown that a new gene-based test for patients with lung cancer beats standard methods in predicting survival, researchers reported Friday.
Leading cancer, asthma and heart health experts accused the Dutch government on Friday of “all but closing down” its tobacco controls and said such lax policies could lead to 145,000 preventable deaths by 2040.
Doctors were mostly hoping to prevent complications and relapses when they gave young women a medicine to keep their bones strong during breast cancer treatment. Seven years later, they found it did more than that: The bone drug improved survival, as much as many chemotherapies do.
Women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day may have a reduced risk of developing cancer in the lining of their uterus, according to a U.S. study.
U.S. health officials on Friday revoked the authorization of Roche's Avastin for breast cancer treatment, saying it concluded the drug had “not been shown to be safe and effective for that use.”
A global vaccines group said Thursday it was working to buy shots to protect up to 2 million women and girls in poor countries from cervical cancer.
Pink was Evelyn Lauder's color.
A do-it-yourself (DIY) test for cervical cancer could help prevent thousands of cases of the disease in women who don't have easy or regular access to smear tests, scientists said on Wednesday.