Category: Breast Cancer

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September 1, 2020

Six Surprising Facts About Breast Cancer

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

Breast Cancer

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October 1, 2018

What Doctors 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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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, Cancer, Treatment

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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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Bryce Reeve

September 20, 2016

Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel d...

A UNC Lineberger study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment drew upon surveys that assessed health-related quality of life issues for women aged 20 to 74 years who lived in North Carolina and had breast cancer. The analysis was part of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

April 12, 2016

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer trea...

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use o

Breast Cancer, Social Justice, Treatment, Women's Health

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Clara Lee

January 7, 2016

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surg...

In a study published in the journal Annals of Surgery, researchers report that breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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