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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments and Survival

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests. "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved out

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  4. Breast Cancer Surgery Now: Fewer Lymph Nodes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports. The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million

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  5. Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer isn't the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, th

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  6. Study Questions Accuracy of Breast Cancer Biopsies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive b

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  7. Breast Cancer Survivors and Thyroid Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer may have a higher-than-average risk of developing thyroid cancer in the next several years, a new study suggests. Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer

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  8. Drug May Help Some With Breast Cancer Stay Fertile

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer chemotherapy can trigger an unfortunate side effect for some patients -- early menopause. But a new study suggests that adding the drug goserelin to chemotherapy cuts the odds of that happening in women wi

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  9. 'Overdiagnosis' Risk May Affect Mammogram Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says. One expert said the findings are important. "The take-home message

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  10. 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have identified two new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The two variants apparently affect the KLF4 gene, which is believed to help control the way cells g

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