Category: Breast Cancer

Picture of a woman getting a breast screening

May 2, 2024

When Should You Get a Mammogram?

Breast cancer is most treatable when caught early, so don’t delay.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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UNC Health patient advocate Missy Van Lokeren with her family

February 5, 2024

Cancer Patients Donate Tissue to Help Find New Treatments

UNC researchers are partnering with patient advocates on an innovative program.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Patient Stories

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UNC Health patient Betsy Nay

October 30, 2023

Are More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer?

As researchers track early-onset cancers, women can take steps to reduce their risk.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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A woman wearing a tank top presses the top of her chest with her hand

July 3, 2023

Understanding Benign Breast Conditions

Learn about noncancerous conditions and what to do if you have them.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health

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June 16, 2023

What Experts Know About Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

Women can’t control whether they get breast cancer in many cases, but there are steps to take that can improve the odds of avoiding this common disease.

Breast Cancer

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a woman standing in a bathroom, wearing a robe and a bath towel on her bed feels under her breast

June 6, 2023

Found a Breast Lump? Here’s What to Do

Lumps are often benign but need to be checked out.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health

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Doctor and patient making a mammography

May 31, 2022

Don’t Delay Cancer Screenings

Early detection increases your chances of survival.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Pelvic Cancer

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woman with long white hair looks out of window

September 1, 2020

Six Surprising Facts About Breast Cancer

A UNC breast surgeon addresses some lesser-known truths about breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health

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Medical professional reviewing a mammogram.

July 3, 2019

Five Things to Know About Dense Breasts 

3D mammography is recommended for women whose breasts contain more dense than fatty tissue.

Breast Cancer

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woman doctor or nurse in surgery outfit is holding a mammogram in front of x-ray illuminator

December 7, 2017

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outcomes Are About More Than Bi...

Black women and white women have different breast cancer outcomes -- and it's not all about biology. UNC researchers want the answers.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Health, Research, Social Justice

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Portrait of a woman 35 years old in the sunset

October 5, 2017

I Found a Lump in My Breast. What Should I Do?

A breast lump can be caused by many things other than cancer, so don’t panic—just take these steps.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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Louise Henderson

November 1, 2016

Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram ...

In the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers report that uninsured women under age 65 who received their mammogram at community screening clinics in North Carolina were less likely to get follow-up within a year of a positive mammogram, and had higher odds of missing a 60-day window for follow-up care.

Breast Cancer, Research, Social Justice, Treatment

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