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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For more than three decades, experts have debated whether eating a high-fat diet increases breast cancer risk. Now, new research suggests it might boost the chances of three common types of breast cancer. In a large E

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  6. Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early trial, an experimental breast cancer drug stopped disease growth and shrank tumors by more than 30 percent in some patients. The pill, bemaciclib, was safe and well-tolerated by women with breast cancer that

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  7. Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965

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  8. Are Benefits of Annual Mammograms Overstated?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks -- especially "overdiagnosis" -- are underappreciated, a new review concludes. The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the Ame

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  9. Targeted Radiation for Advanced Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests. The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioembolizati

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  10. Routine Mammograms Not Helpful for Women Over 70?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged 70 and older may cause more harm than good, according to a large new study. The screenings don't decrease the number of advanced breast cancer cases diagnosed in these old

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