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  1. Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nine of 10 women do not need and should not receive genetic testing to see if they are at risk for breast or ovarian cancer, an influential panel of health experts announced Monday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc

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  2. Angelina Jolie & Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When actress Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive double mastectomy, it did not lead to an increased understanding of the genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers say. Although it raised awareness of breast

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  3. FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new test marketed as an alternative to a mammogram for breast cancer detection is not an effective screening TOOL, U.S. health officials say. With the nipple aspirate test, a breast pump collects fluid from a woman's nip

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  4. 2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women fighting an aggressive form of breast cancer may benefit from adding certain drugs to their chemotherapy regimen, and taking them prior to surgery, new research finds. This pre-surgical drug therapy boosts the like

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  5. Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help breast cancer survivors relieve the joint pain that is a side effect of their medications, researchers say. A new study included patients who were taking aromatase inhibitor drugs, such as Arimidex (a

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  6. Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- After chemotherapy, surgery and radiation to treat the original tumor might not benefit women with advanced breast cancer, a new study shows. A minority of women with breast cancer discover they have the disease in its

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  7. Importance of Mammograms

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Often-conflicting results from studies on the value of routine mammography have only fueled the debate about how often women should get a mammogram and at what age they should start. In a new analysis of previous rese

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  8. Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study. As breast canc

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  9. Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 282 breast cancer patients and 317 women without the disease who unde

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  10. Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who walk every day may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. And those who exercise vigorously may get even more protection, according to new research. The study of more than 73,000 postmenopausal women fou

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