Breast Cancer

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 2:34pm
Women with a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer have an increased risk of developing these diseases. Sometimes this strong family history indicates a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, making the odds of developing these cancers even higher.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:26pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling — that companies may no longer patent human genes — resonated across the cancer community, resulting in promising news for cancer patients and researchers.
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 7:29am

It may not be perfect, but right now mammography is the best test we have for routine screening of breast cancer.

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:51am

Age and family history can play a role in the development of breast cancer in women. Unfortunately, these risk factors are unavoidable. The good news is, modifiable risk factors exist --  including maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program.

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:15am

Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products.  Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 3:33pm

Congratulations to the WNY Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park for 15 years of breast cancer education and support services!

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 1:27pm

Most people know that mammography is the primary method used for the detection of breast cancer, but what if your doctor recommends MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging? When is breast MRI necessary? How is it different from mammography?