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  1. Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Heart Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in 10 women taking the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) will experience some type of heart problem, according to new research. The good news from this study is that these problems typically revers

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  2. Many With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with breast cancer get too little exercise for optimum health, a new study suggests. After women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they are less likely to meet exercise recommendations that lin

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  3. Breast Cancer Patients & Drug-Linked Heart Failure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 older breast cancer patients treated with certain chemotherapy drugs develop heart failure, but many don't get proper treatment for their heart condition, a new study suggests. "The majority of older wo

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  4. New Treatment for Young Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of anti-estrogen drug appears to work better than the estrogen-blocking drug tamoxifen in preventing recurrences of breast cancer in certain women, a new study reports. Exemestane (Aromasin), which belongs to a

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  5. Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients who have their second breast removed as a precaution don't actually need the double mastectomy, a new study finds. Researchers who evaluated more than 1,400 women with breast cancer found th

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  6. Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obesity may raise the risk of dying from early stage breast cancer for some women. Obese women who had not yet gone through menopause and who had a form of the disease known as estrogen recepto

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  7. Joblessness a Side Effect of Breast Cancer Chemo

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports. The study of women younger than 65 found that four years after treatmen

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  8. Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Not long ago, the main goal of treating metastatic breast cancer -- meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast -- was to keep a woman comfortable. But a lot has changed in the past decade. Now treatment can help many women live longer, better, and disease-free for periods of time. Pamela

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  9. Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood],"

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  10. Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark gre

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