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  1. Weight Lifting May Be OK After Breast Cancer Surgery

    Dec. 8, 2010 (San Antonio) -- Contrary to what’s been thought, a program of weight lifting may not increase the risk for arm swelling caused by lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. This is according to a new study performed by the same researchers who previously found that weight lifting may help

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  2. Elizabeth Edwards Dies of Cancer

    Dec. 7, 2010 -- Elizabeth Edwards, 61, died of cancer this morning at her home in North Carolina, according to media reports. Yesterday, media reported that her condition had worsened and that she had posted a message on her Facebook page that included these lines: “I have been sustained throughout

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  3. Silicone Implants Preferred After Mastectomy

    Nov. 8, 2010 -- Despite their troubled history, silicone implants are back and breast cancer patients are increasingly choosing them over saline for breast reconstruction.  Now a new survey finds that women who opt for silicone implants following mastectomy tend to be happier with their reconstructe

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  4. Breast Cancer Recurrence: Younger Women at Higher Risk

    Nov. 4, 2010 (San Diego) -- A study of nearly 600 younger women with a very early stage of breast cancer suggests that women under age 45 are at higher risk of recurrence. Canadian researchers studied women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who were given the standard treatment of breast-conservi

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  5. Women Weigh in on Breast-Conserving Surgery

    Nov. 3, 2010 (San Diego) -- Fewer women are satisfied with the appearance of their breast after undergoing breast conservation surgery and radiation than previously reported by doctors. That's the main finding of an anonymous Internet-based survey of more than 1,000 patients. "The surveyed women als

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  6. Pregnancy Does Not Boost Breast Cancer Recurrence

    Nov.  2, 2010 (San Diego) -- Despite fears to the contrary, women who get pregnant after receiving radiation treatment for early breast cancer are not at increased risk of having their cancer come back, a new study suggests. "In fact, the risk of recurrence was lower among women who became pregnant,

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  7. Antiperspirants Safe During Breast Cancer Radiation

    Nov. 2, 2010 (San Diego) -- Despite fears to the contrary, women can safely use antiperspirants during radiation treatment for breast cancer, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers studied 198 women undergoing radiotherapy; about half used antiperspirants and half were told only to wash. There w

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  8. Radiation Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer Return

    Nov. 1, 2010 (San Diego) -- Radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery cuts the risk of breast cancer returning or the risk of dying from the disease even more than doctors thought, researchers report. Radiation therapy after surgery is now a standard option for women with early breast cancer

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  9. New Portable Scanner for Breast Cancer

    Oct. 28, 2010 -- A University of Manchester, England, engineering professor has invented a portable breast scanner that could lead to more accurate tests for younger women without the need for X-rays. The scanner is based on radiofrequency technology, which is able to quickly show malignant and beni

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  10. Green Tea Doesn’t Prevent Breast Cancer, Study Finds

    Oct. 27, 2010 -- A study from Japan has found no association between drinking green tea and a reduced risk for breast cancer. Motoki Iwasaki, from the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues analyzed data from the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study. They looked at near

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