Posted 4:01 AM 12/5/2012
Dec. 5, 2012 -- A breath test similar to the one used to determine when a driver has had too much to drink shows promise as a screening tool for cancer.
In a new study from Italy, researchers were able to identify patients with colorectal cancer with an accuracy of over 75% by analyzing samples of their breath.
Posted 9:01 PM 11/21/2012
Nov. 21, 2012 -- Women over age 40 are often urged to get yearly mammograms with the promise that early detection is their best hope for beating breast cancer.
But a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that mammograms may not save as many lives as doctors once thought.
Posted 8:33 PM 11/20/2012
Nov. 20, 2012 -- Although mammograms remain the gold standard for breast cancer screening, they are not the perfect test.
Posted 6:16 PM 10/28/2012
Oct. 28, 2012 -- African-American women may be more likely to die of breast cancer than women of other races, especially in the first few years after the diagnosis, according to new research.
As to why, there are no clear answers yet, but the emphasis on vigilant care is clear for African-American women.