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Breast Cancer Health Center

News and Features Related to Breast Cancer

  1. New Treatment for Young Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of anti-estrogen drug appears to work better than the estrogen-blocking drug tamoxifen in preventing recurrences of breast cancer in certain women, a new study reports. Exemestane (Aromasin), which belongs to a

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  2. Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients who have their second breast removed as a precaution don't actually need the double mastectomy, a new study finds. Researchers who evaluated more than 1,400 women with breast cancer found th

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  3. Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obesity may raise the risk of dying from early stage breast cancer for some women. Obese women who had not yet gone through menopause and who had a form of the disease known as estrogen recepto

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  4. Joblessness a Side Effect of Breast Cancer Chemo

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports. The study of women younger than 65 found that four years after treatmen

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  5. Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood],"

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  6. Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark gre

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  7. High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For more than three decades, experts have debated whether eating a high-fat diet increases breast cancer risk. Now, new research suggests it might boost the chances of three common types of breast cancer. In a large E

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  8. Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early trial, an experimental breast cancer drug stopped disease growth and shrank tumors by more than 30 percent in some patients. The pill, bemaciclib, was safe and well-tolerated by women with breast cancer that

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  9. Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965

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  10. Are Benefits of Annual Mammograms Overstated?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks -- especially "overdiagnosis" -- are underappreciated, a new review concludes. The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the Ame

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