When breast cancer recurs, finding pre-symptoms is key


March 20, 2009

USA Today

Early detection of second breast cancers can reduce the risk of death by as much as half, according to an international study.

The researchers looked at information on 1,044 women who were seen at a medical center in Florence, Italy, between 1980 and 2005 and who had developed a second breast cancer — 455 with cancer in the same breast (ipsilateral) and 589 with cancer in the opposite breast (contralateral). Of the second breast cancers, 67% were asymptomatic, and 33% were symptomatic... Read More