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    1. '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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Should You Be Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?

      Most of the more than 232,000 cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States this year are not due to a faulty gene passed down through families. As with most other cancers, they happen because of genetic mutations that happen as we age. But about 15% of women with breast cancer

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    7. 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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    8. Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study. Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasi

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    9. 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests. Researchers found that 3D mam

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    10. Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28%: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography screening of healthy women reduces deaths from breast cancer by about 28 percent, according to a new study. This latest research, published online in the June 18 issue of BMJ, is likely to reignite the deb

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