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  1. Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some c

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  2. Treating Breast Cancer Survivors' Hot Flashes

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill. Interestingly, sham acupunct

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  3. Early Stage Breast Cancer Not a Death Sentence

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests. "The good

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  4. Broader BRCA Mutation Gene Test May Help Some

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests. Genetic tests

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  5. This Treatment Better for Early Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A shorter course of radiation therapy is better for women with early stage breast cancer, according to a new study. Specifically, it found that those who received higher doses of whole breast radiation over a shorter peri

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  6. These Meds May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find. The two classes of drugs -- called aromat

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  7. Added Radiation Helpful for Early Breast Cancer?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who have surgery for early stage breast cancer may benefit from additional radiation to nearby lymph nodes, two new clinical trials suggest. Researchers found that the extra radiation cut women's risk of a breas

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  8. Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research suggests. And that added weight might increase the risk of hear

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  9. Pesticide Used Decades Ago and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pes

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  10. Poor Sleep, Snoring and Breast Cancer Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds. The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included mor

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