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The majority of older women can tolerate surgery for operable breast cancer

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

Hormone therapy alone may be as good as surgery if life expectancy is less than four years
Interval breast cancers account for one-fourth of breast cancers detected in routinely screened women

Interval Breast Cancers Tied to Worse Outcomes

Risk for breast cancer death more than threefold higher for interval versus screen-detected cancer
For men with a diagnosis of breast cancer during 2007 to 2016

CDC: One-Year Survival 96.1 Percent for Male Breast Cancer

Relative survival varies by stage at diagnosis, from 98.7 to 25.9 percent for localized and distant stage, respectively
For women with ductal carcinoma in situ

Addition of Radiotherapy for DCIS Cuts Risk for Subsequent Cancer

Risk higher in first five years of follow-up for those treated with breast-conserving surgery alone
For women with breast cancer

CAC Helps ID CVD Risk in Women Receiving RT for Breast Cancer

Higher CAC score calculated from radiotherapy-planning CT scan linked to increased risk for CVD
For patients with hormone receptor-positive

Abemaciclib Beneficial for HR+, HER2− Early Breast Cancer

Significant improvements seen in rates of invasive disease-free survival, distant recurrence-free survival
There is a threefold higher risk for dying of breast cancer after a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Tied to Threefold Higher Risk for Death

Risk for dying from breast cancer remains elevated 15 years after initial diagnosis
Black women experience longer waits for treatment initiation after a breast cancer diagnosis and prolonged duration of treatment versus White women

Black Women Receive Less Timely Breast Cancer Treatment

Trend persists regardless of socioeconomic status
Spironolactone is not independently associated with increased breast cancer recurrence

Spironolactone Not Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Drug can be used for alopecia treatment in breast cancer survivors
Prosthetic breast reconstruction outcomes do not deteriorate over time

Long-Term Outcomes Stable After Breast Reconstruction

Stability seen in both long-term surgeon- and patient-reported outcomes data