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  1. Mastectomy Up Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) -- which conserves the breast -- can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy. However, a new study shows that a ris

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  2. Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Breast Cancer Pain

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests. In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 perc

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  3. 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 240,000 women who had breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, nearly 25 percent needed a second operation, a new study finds. "There are very few operations where you would expect to hav

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  4. Breast Cancer Patients May Like 'Invisible Tattoo'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using "invisible" tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel about themselves, a new study finds. The skin markings are needed to e

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  5. Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show. One study of more than 3,200 Hispanic women found being overweight or obese increased the

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  6. Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a

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  7. Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of breast cancer patients in the United States are having breast reconstruction surgery immediately after breast removal (mastectomy), a new study shows. This steady increase over the past 15 years is espec

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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