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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the best chance at spotting breast cancer early, women at high risk need frequent MRI screenings along with mammograms, a large Canadian study contends. Mammograms alone failed to detect the early cancers in a study

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    7. Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who ate the most red meat increased their risk for breast cancer by nearly 25 percent, a 20-year study of nearly 89,000 women suggests. On the flip side, however, replacing a daily serving of red meat with a combi

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    8. Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Heart Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in 10 women taking the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) will experience some type of heart problem, according to new research. The good news from this study is that these problems typically revers

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    9. Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of moles a woman has on her skin may hint at her risk of developing breast cancer, new research suggests. In two separate studies, American and French scientists found that the more moles a woman had, the greater

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    10. Many With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with breast cancer get too little exercise for optimum health, a new study suggests. After women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they are less likely to meet exercise recommendations that lin

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