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    1. Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- After chemotherapy, surgery and radiation to treat the original tumor might not benefit women with advanced breast cancer, a new study shows. A minority of women with breast cancer discover they have the disease in its

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    2. Importance of Mammograms

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Often-conflicting results from studies on the value of routine mammography have only fueled the debate about how often women should get a mammogram and at what age they should start. In a new analysis of previous rese

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    3. Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study. As breast canc

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    4. Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 282 breast cancer patients and 317 women without the disease who unde

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    5. Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who walk every day may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. And those who exercise vigorously may get even more protection, according to new research. The study of more than 73,000 postmenopausal women fou

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    6. More Black Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- White women 40 and older have traditionally had the highest rates of breast cancer in the United States, but rising rates among blacks have narrowed the gap in recent years, according to a new American Cancer Society report. "

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    7. Shorter Radiation Course for Early Breast Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. A short course of radiation given in larger dose

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    8. Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real: Study

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who take tamoxifen to treat or prevent breast cancer report experiencing a mental fogginess while on the drug, and researchers have now confirmed that there's a biological basis for those symptoms. The researchers w

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    9. Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with breast cancer tend to overestimate their risk for getting cancer in the opposite, healthy breast -- sometimes driving them to have that breast removed, according to new research. Researchers polled 123 young

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    10. FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug to be used before the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Perjeta (pertuzumab), which was granted accelerated approval by the FDA, is already use

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