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  1. These Meds May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find. The two classes of drugs -- called aromat

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  2. Added Radiation Helpful for Early Breast Cancer?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who have surgery for early stage breast cancer may benefit from additional radiation to nearby lymph nodes, two new clinical trials suggest. Researchers found that the extra radiation cut women's risk of a breas

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  3. Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research suggests. And that added weight might increase the risk of hear

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  4. Pesticide Used Decades Ago and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pes

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  5. Poor Sleep, Snoring and Breast Cancer Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds. The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included mor

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  6. Obese Postmenopausal Women and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 67,000 women suggests that those who are obese and postmenopausal may face significantly higher odds for breast cancer compared with slimmer women. The risk for breast cancer among the most obese w

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  7. Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of breast cancer patients in the United States might be spared a second surgery if more tissue was removed during initial breast-conserving, partial mastectomy surgery, a new study suggests. Partial mastectomy,

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  8. New Drug Controls Common Breast Cancer Longer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug called Ibrance (palbociclib) to standard hormone therapy helped keep a common type of breast cancer under control measurably longer than the hormone therapy alone, a new study shows. "Palbociclib stops

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  9. Does Family History Affect Breast Cancer Survival?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher. But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cance

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  10. Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy vs. Full Breast Removal

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found. "Nipple-sparing surgery is o

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