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  1. Breast Cancer Survival: Early Detection Still Key

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says. The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that sur

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  2. Too Few Get Counseling Before BRCA Gene Test

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports. Such counseling is imp

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  3. Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth Cost

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly used computer-aided mammography tool may not improve breast cancer detection, a new study contends. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 625,000 mammograms conducted between 2003 and 2009. "Studies on

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  4. MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows. This increased use of MRI -- magneti

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  5. New Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments. Most breast cancer patients are cured after treatment, but the disease returns

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  6. Can All Women Be Screened for Breast Cancer Genes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Screening all women for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is too costly to be feasible, a new study suggests. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have a much higher risk of breast an

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  7. Feel Better During Breast Cancer Treatment

    Cancer medicines are strong. And their side effects can be intense, but you've got ways to ease them. The key is to let your doctor know what's bothering you, so he can recommend changes to help you. In some cases, he may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For example, with che

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  8. More Men With Breast Cancer Removing Both Breasts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been sharp rise in the number of American men with cancer in one breast who have surgery to remove their cancer-free breast, a new study said. The study authors said this is the first research to identify this

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  9. Time for a Mammogram?

    Is it time to get your first or next mammogram? The question can be tricky. The American Cancer Society says women should get mammograms every year starting at age 40. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says you can hold off till you're 50 and that you need the test only every other year. So ho

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  10. Black Women and Risk of Having Breast Cancer Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated tha

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