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Support system can be useful when weighing complex therapy options, study authors say

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk.

Cancer patient

Breast cancer patients who take opioid painkillers are more likely to discontinue an important hormone treatment that helps ensure their survival, researchers report.

A breast cancer patient's choice of surgeon can have a major effect on her treatment, according to a new study.

Radiation therapy for breast cancer is actually "less scary" than anticipated, nine out of 10 patients say after treatment.

As little as two times a week seemed to make a difference over long-term.

A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report.

The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group practiced Tibetan yoga at least twice a week, another group did a simple stretching program, and the third group received usual care (the "control" group).

Elderly person does crossword puzzle

Regular puzzlers score better on tests of mental function, study finds.