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    1. 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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    2. Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combo quickly shrinks certain breast cancer tumors before surgery or chemotherapy in some women, British researchers report. The specific breast cancer is called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HE

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    3. This Treatment Promising for Early Breast Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests. The research only tracked women for f

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    4. Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes who take insulin appear to have a higher risk of dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women with diabetes who take insulin "have considerably increased breas

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    5. Overestimating Early Breast Cancer Return, Spread

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests. The study involved more than 1,000 women new

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    6. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

      When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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    7. Will My Breast Cancer Come Back?

      Anyone who has gone through breast cancer treatment has probably thought at some point: Is the disease gone for good? Fortunately, most breast cancers don’t return. But there are exceptions. When it comes back, or recurs, it can happen in the same breast or close by, in lymph nodes in the same gener

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    8. Can I Join a Clinical Trial?

      Scientists look for new ways to treat advanced breast cancer in clinical trials. These studies test new drugs to see if they are safe and if they work. They often are a way for people to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be a goo

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    9. How to Feel Better During Breast Cancer Treatment

      Cancer medicines are strong. Although their side effects can be intense, you've got ways to ease them. The key is to let your doctor know what problems you have, so she can recommend changes to help you. In some cases, she may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For example, wit

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    10. New Discoveries About Advanced Breast Cancer

      You’ll want to keep up with the latest findings on advanced breast cancer. Scientists are working toward new drugs, a better understanding of the disease itself, and what helps while you go through treatment. The FDA recently expanded its approval for palbociclib (Ibrance), a drug that targets a pro

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