How Does Breast Density Affect Cancer Risk, Tumor Type?

GAINESVILLE, FL—What is the association of mammographic breast density with breast cancer risk by tumor aggressiveness and by menopausal status and current postmenopausal hormone therapy? That question was addressed in an article in Breast Cancer Research and...

Breast Cancer Surgery Increasing at VA

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.

No Higher Breast Cancer Rates Among Transgender Veterans

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 the journal Breast Cancer Research and...

Biology Blamed for Later-Stage Breast Cancer in Black Women

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 medical care. A new military...

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