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  1. Drug May Help Some With Breast Cancer Stay Fertile

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer chemotherapy can trigger an unfortunate side effect for some patients -- early menopause. But a new study suggests that adding the drug goserelin to chemotherapy cuts the odds of that happening in women wi

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  2. 'Overdiagnosis' Risk May Affect Mammogram Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says. One expert said the findings are important. "The take-home message

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  3. 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have identified two new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The two variants apparently affect the KLF4 gene, which is believed to help control the way cells g

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  4. FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer's Ibrance (palbociclib) inhibits molecules that play a role in the growth of cancer

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  5. Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Disease

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge was even more pronounced among minority women,

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  6. Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Up Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest "that it is metabolic health, and not overweight per se, that is as

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  7. Race, Ethnicity May Affect Breast Cancer Survival

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates. "It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differen

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  8. This May Help Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some women with early breast tumors, lower-dose chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin may help ward off a cancer recurrence, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published in the Jan. 8 New England Journal of

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  9. Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be Dangerous

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds. Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells.

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  10. When Breast Cancer Spreads

    If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's called advanced, or metastatic, cancer. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn't curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer. "The  majority

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