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    1. 1 in 4 Breast Lumpectomies Requires More Surgery

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who opt for a breast-conserving surgery known as a lumpectomy have a one in four chance they will need a second operation within 90 days, researchers report. "The chance of getting

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    2. Gene Tests Up Among Young Breast Cancer Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows. Researchers found that of nearly 900 women

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    3. Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition -- called hyperthyroidism -- appeared to face an

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    4. Is Other Body Fat Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using women's own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn't increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests. The proc

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    5. Meditation May Ease Breast Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recor

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    6. Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoki

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    7. Mammograms and Women in Their 40s

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before the recommended age of 50, according to updated U.S. health guidelines released Mo

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    8. Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technique that "lights up" cancer cells may eventually help surgeons remove all of a cancer the first time, according to a preliminary study. "When a patient has cancer, the surgeon tries to find the tumor and

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    9. Breast Ultrasound vs. Mammography

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more access to ultrasound

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    10. Preserving Breast Cancer Patients' Fertility

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient's fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect. Now, new re

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