With growing concern about overtreatment of breast cancer as outcomes have improved over time, not much research has been performed on how chemotherapy use and oncologists' recommendations have changed in recent years.
Women will make up approximately 10% of the VA healthcare system by 2020 and 15% by 2030, meaning that the need for women’s health services, including breast cancer treatment, will increase.
JOHNSON CITY, TN – Consistent with past European studies, new research from the Mountain Home VAMC suggests that transgender (TG) veterans have no higher rates of breast cancer than others. The study, published recently in... View Article
SAN DIEGO – African-American women present with more aggressive breast tumors and at later stages than white women. Many factors have been proposed to explain these findings, including socioeconomic status, cultural beliefs and access to... View Article
NASHVILLE – Many more breast cancer patients now opt for mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery (BCS), even with early-stage disease confined to one breast, according to a new... View Article
TAMPA, FL — Looking just at procedures performed in house, rates of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) are much lower at the VHA than in the private sector, according to a new study led by researchers from... View Article
MINNEAPOLIS — Nurses should pay attention to making sure that racial and ethnic minority partners should receive decision support to make sure they are sufficiently involved in decision making about breast cancer treatment, according to... View Article
SILVER SPRING, MD — Although rates of breast cancer among U.S. female active-duty servicemembers have fluctuated slightly during the past 12 years, they also have remained fairly stable, according to a new study published in... View Article
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