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  1. Drug Boosts Survival Against Type of Breast Cancer

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds. The finding is limited to patients with tumors called HE

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  2. Larger Skirt Size May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to minimize your chances of developing breast cancer, staying the same skirt size over the years might help, a new study suggests. "Our study has shown that an increase of one size every 10 years between

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  3. Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women 70-Plus

    Sept. 15, 2014 -- Including women ages 70 and over in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and it may have certain consequences, a Dutch study says. In the Netherlands, the upper age limit for getting screened was extended from 69 to 75 in 19

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  4. Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to breast cancer risk, women's bras are off the hook, a new study says. To determine if concerns that have surfaced in the past over whether wearing bras might increase the chances of tumors, the researcher

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  5. 'Angelina Jolie Effect' On Cancer Gene Testing

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie revealed last year that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of an increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women referred for genetic

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  6. Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provides no apparent survival advantage, researchers say. Death rates are

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  7. Exercise May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women intent on keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a regular exercise regimen, a new study shows. The researchers found that regular physical activity cuts the odds of breast cancer in postme

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  8. Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mutated versions of a gene called PALB2 can dramatically increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study has found. Women carrying the PALB2 mutation have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the

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  9. Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women 75 and older may still benefit from routine mammograms, according to new research. However, not everyone agrees with this study's conclusions. "Mammography detects breast cancer early, when it's more treatable and

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  10. Cancer: Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests. In recent years, more women with cancer in one breast

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