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    1. Lots of Fruit May Lower Teens' Breast Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who consume large amounts of fruit may lower their future risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. Conversely, women who drink more alcohol over time might increase their breast cancer risk, although they

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    2. Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Risk of These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn't raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. However, the researchers did find that women wh

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    3. These Breast Cancer Meds Not Tied to 'Chemo Brain'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracycli

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    4. Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report. The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, m

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    5. Early Stage Breast Cancer Needs Treatment: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a "wait-and-watch" approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply

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    6. This May Up Survival for Some With Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who follow a low-fat diet may be slightly less likely to die if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. A decade after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82 percent of those eating low-fat fare were still

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    7. Evening Snacking May Up Breast Cancer Return Odds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients fond of midnight snacking may be at a higher risk of a breast cancer recurrence, according to new research. "Women whose usual nightly fast was less than 13 hours had a 36 percent increased risk

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    8. Acupuncture, Hot Flashes, & Breast Cancer Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investi

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    9. Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests. When radiologists look at mammograms for signs of breast cancer

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    10. Soy and Breast Cancer: 5 Myths and Facts

      You may have heard that you shouldn’t eat soy if you are at risk for breast cancer. But then you see headlines saying that it could protect against the disease. So what’s the truth? Even for health-savvy people, telling fact from fiction can be tricky. Knowing the real deal is important, especially

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