Older breast cancer survivors are more prone to additional cancer

Researchers looked at data on 110,440 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. and found that older women were more likely to develop additional primary cancers in the long term than those 64 and younger. Female breast cancer survivors ages 70 to 79 faced the greatest risk of multiple primary malignancy. The findings were presented at an International Society of Geriatric Oncology meeting. Family Practice News (11/5)

Common form of breast cancer carries long-term death risk

Women with luminal A tumors, the most common and least aggressive type of breast cancer, remain at risk of dying from the condition more than a decade after diagnosis, according to a long-term study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Women with HER2-enriched and luminal B breast cancer had about double the risk of death than those with luminal A tumors. “The findings of this study indicate that it is important to consider breast cancer molecular subtypes in determining the optimal treatment for women with breast cancer,” the study’s author said. HealthDay News (9/18

Higher breast cancer risk seen in older women with type 2 diabetes

An analysis in the British Journal of Cancer revealed that postmenopausal women who had type 2 diabetes faced a 27% increased risk of breast cancer. Researchers could not definitively explain the association, but they said hormonal changes associated with being overweight could play a role. WebMD (9/14)

Radiation treatment after lumpectomy may cut mastectomy risk later

Older women with early-stage breast cancer who went through radiation therapy after conservative surgery had a 67% lower risk for subsequent mastectomy than those who didn’t receive radiation therapy, according to a study of 7,403 women with breast cancer. Ten years after lumpectomy, the risk of subsequent mastectomy was 6.3% for those who were not treated with radiation compared with 3.2% of those who were. Women aged 75 to 79 who had pathologic lymph node assessment without evidence of high-grade tumor, however, did not have better outcomes with radiation. The study appeared online in the journal Cancer. MedPage Today (free registration) (8/13)

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