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    1. Annual Mammograms and Breast Cancer Deaths

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of yearly mammograms is under fire once again, with a long-running Canadian study contending that annual screening in women aged 40 to 59 does not lower breast cancer death rates. For 25 years, the researchers

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    2. 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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    3. Running vs. Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has long been credited with both reducing the risk of breast cancer and surviving the disease. Now a new study suggests, but doesn't prove, that breast cancer survivors who run have an even greater survival edge

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    4. Expanded DNA Testing for Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the entire genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research. The approach

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    5. Yoga May Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help breast cancer survivors beat the debilitating fatigue and sleep problems that often follow toxic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, a new study shows. Fatigue can be a big challenge for cancer su

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    6. Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nine of 10 women do not need and should not receive genetic testing to see if they are at risk for breast or ovarian cancer, an influential panel of health experts announced Monday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc

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    7. Angelina Jolie & Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When actress Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive double mastectomy, it did not lead to an increased understanding of the genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers say. Although it raised awareness of breast

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    8. 2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women fighting an aggressive form of breast cancer may benefit from adding certain drugs to their chemotherapy regimen, and taking them prior to surgery, new research finds. This pre-surgical drug therapy boosts the like

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    9. FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new test marketed as an alternative to a mammogram for breast cancer detection is not an effective screening TOOL, U.S. health officials say. With the nipple aspirate test, a breast pump collects fluid from a woman's nip

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    10. Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help breast cancer survivors relieve the joint pain that is a side effect of their medications, researchers say. A new study included patients who were taking aromatase inhibitor drugs, such as Arimidex (a

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