The Checkup: breast cancer


Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Surgical options for mastectomy and reconstruction

Women seeking preventive mastectomy have options for breast reconstruction.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mastectomy, breast reconstruction, breast cancer

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Most older breast-cancer patients may benefit from radiation therapy

Contrary to current treatment guidelines, a new study finds that most older women may benefit from radiation after breast lumpectomy.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:15 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast cancer, radiation therapy

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Some breast cancers may be linked to high glycemic load

A high-glycemic-load diet may increase older women's risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a new study suggests.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast cancer, glycemic load, insulin