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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. When Breast Cancer Spreads

      If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's considered advanced, or metastatic. 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 of w

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    4. Breast Cancer Survivors: Estrogen OK'd For This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause. Now, new guidelines from the American Colleg

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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