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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Low Vitamin D Linked to Breast Cancer

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- African-American woman have higher rates of vitamin D deficiency associated with aggressive breast cancer than white women, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of South Carolina studied 107 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past five years, including

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  4. 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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  5. Expert Q&A: Getting the Best Breast Cancer Treatment

    Each year in the United States, close to 250,000 women learn they have breast cancer. As they deal with their diagnosis, they are also asked to make daunting decisions about how to best fight their disease. New patients facing treatment need to understand their options, and that means learning all t

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  6. Man's Guide to Breast Cancer

    John W. Anderson has stood by his mother, wife, sister, and his mom’s closest friend as they battled breast cancer. His new book, Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men, published in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, details these experience, and all that he learned by being on t

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  7. Soy and Breast Cancer: What's the Link?

    To be safe, Jennifer Mukai all but eliminated soy from her diet after being told she had breast cancer in May 2009. Being of Japanese descent and also health conscious, the Seattle interior designer says she was eating a lot of soy in various forms before her diagnosis. “I drank about three-quarters

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  8. Depression Risk for Partners of Breast Cancer Patients

    Sept. 27, 2010 -- Women with breast cancer have an increased risk for depression, and now new research finds the same thing to be true for the men in their lives. The study followed more than a million men enrolled in a nationwide Danish health registry for 13 years. Those with partners diagnosed wi

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  9. Sex Complaints Common After Breast Cancer

    Sept. 23, 2010 -- Loss of libido and difficulty having sex are common complaints among breast cancer survivors, new research confirms. More than two-thirds of surveyed survivors reported that they were still having sexual function problems two years after diagnosis. Most described their sex lives as

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  10. Mammograms Less Effective Than Believed

    Sept. 22, 2010 - Routine mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by only 10% -- far less than the 15% to 23% estimated for the U.S., a new study shows. The findings call into question one of the cornerstones of U.S. health care: that all women should get regular mammograms once they reach a certain a

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