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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. '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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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