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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Dad's Side Important in Breast Cancer History

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- Health care professionals sometimes overlook a family history of breast and ovarian cancer on the father’s side of the family when evaluating a patient, suggesting that some women may miss opportunities for genetic testing and screening, according to a new study. Jeanna McCuaig, a r

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  5. HRT-Related Breast Cancer Is More Advanced

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Breast cancers tied to the use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women tend to be diagnosed at a more advanced and deadly stage. That's according to the latest research from the landmark Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study on combined estrogen-plus-progestin hormone

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  6. Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Treatment Success

    Oct. 12, 2010 -- Scientists have identified a gene that could help predict whether a breast cancer patient will respond to the drug tamoxifen. A study published today in the British Journal of Cancer showed a potential link between the activity of a gene called BCAR4 and the likelihood that a breast

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  7. Dense Breasts Linked to Breast Cancer Return

    Oct. 7, 2010 -- Women with an early form of breast cancer are at higher risk for recurrence if their breast tissue appears dense on mammograms, a study shows. The study also shows the risk of recurrence is more pronounced in the opposing breast. The new findings appear in the Oct. 7 issue of Cancer

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  8. Christina Applegate Seeks Early Detection for Breast Cancer

    Cancer didn't catch Christina Applegate unprepared. Because her mother had battled both breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Applegate had been going for regular mammograms since the age of 30. "But when I turned 36, my doctor said that my breasts were just too dense for mammography alone, and he refer

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  9. Breast Cancer Survivor Stories

      These four women lead very different lives, but they all have one thing in common: They developed breast cancer at a young age. They discovered community within the Young Survival Coalition, a national organization dedicated to providing support to young women with breast cancer -- and raising awa

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  10. Exercise Fights Breast Cancer

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- Postmenopausal African-American women who exercise vigorously for more than two hours a week can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by 64% compared to women of the same race who are sedentary, according to new research. Scientists identified 97 African-American breast canc

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