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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Targeted Radiation for Advanced Breast Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests. The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioembolizati

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    8. Routine Mammograms Not Helpful for Women Over 70?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged 70 and older may cause more harm than good, according to a large new study. The screenings don't decrease the number of advanced breast cancer cases diagnosed in these old

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    9. More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More breast cancer patients are choosing reconstructive breast surgery, although where women live might influence whether they opt for it, new research shows. "These data suggest that while a hearteningly increasing

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    10. Double Mastectomy and Inherited Breast Cancer

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with an inherited form of breast cancer might halve their risk of dying of the disease if they remove both breasts, a new study suggests. "I think we've shown pretty clearly that if you have breast cancer

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