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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Breast Reconstruction May Mean Multiple Surgeries

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds. Among nearly 4,000 women studied, 88 percent had at least two breast reconstruction operations, 65 percen

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  4. Breastfeeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows. "We found in this study of over 1,60

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  5. Breast Cancer Patients: Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy. But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery

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  6. Ovary Removal and Breast Cancer Death With BRCA1

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutatio

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  7. Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

    April 17, 2015 -- Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up. The technique, which involves measuring compounds in the blood, is still in its early stages. But in the long run it could help people with

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  8. Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Not long ago, the main goal of treating metastatic breast cancer -- meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast -- was to keep a woman comfortable. But a lot has changed in the past decade. Now treatment can help many women live longer, better, and disease-free for periods of time. Pamela

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  9. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

    When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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  10. BRCA Gene Mutations Act Differently in Each Woman

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds. Film star Angelina Jolie, who ca

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