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    1. 10 Mammogram Myths and Facts

      You may have a million excuses not to get that annual mammogram, but your reasons may not be as good as you think. Don't blow off your appointment before you get the facts behind these myths and defenses. It's true that if breast cancer runs in your family, you're more likely to get it, especially i

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    2. Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who use a type of blood pressure-lowering medication called a calcium channel blocker may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, new research suggests. Long-time users of these drugs have more tha

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    3. Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Women who underwent mammography screening at a hospital were more likely to be called back for additional testing than those who had mammography at a private practice, a new study found. Recalls cause anxiety and additional c

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    4. Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new report suggests. These fish contain a type of fatty acid known as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). "Increas

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    5. Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy: Q&A

      May 14, 2013 -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes. Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes rai

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    6. Benign Breast Biopsy: When to Get Follow-Up Mammo?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a breast biopsy that turns out to be benign are typically told to undergo another imaging test, such as a mammogram, in six to 12 months. Now, a new study suggests that the longer interval might be better. Resea

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    7. Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than three years after controversial new guidelines rejected routine annual mammograms for most women, women in all age groups continue to get yearly screenings, a new survey shows. In fact, mammogram rates actually incr

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    8. Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Columbia University scientists have developed a new model to predict breast cancer survival, and they say their work could lead to improved diagnosis and prognosis for all types of cancers. In earlier work, the researchers i

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    9. Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds

      By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women who are at high risk of developing the disease, a new report confirms. Along with the report, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc

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    10. Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still out as to how worthwhile the extra

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