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News and Features Related to Breast Cancer

  1. Shorter Radiation Works for Early Breast Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose radiation therapy over a short period of time treats early stage breast cancer as well as longer, conventional radiation therapy does, a new study suggests. Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center--Temple Healt

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  2. Cancer Society: Mammograms Should Start at 45

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society is delaying the recommended age when a woman should start receiving annual mammograms, based on new research that shows the average risk for breast cancer increases near menopause. Most women

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  3. More Women Choosing This for Early Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women with an early, noninvasive stage of breast cancer are increasingly opting for less extensive surgery, a new study says. But there was one exception to the trend: The number of patients who decide to have both

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  4. Breast Cancer Survival: Early Detection Still Key

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says. The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that sur

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  5. Too Few Get Counseling Before BRCA Gene Test

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports. Such counseling is imp

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  6. Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth Cost

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly used computer-aided mammography tool may not improve breast cancer detection, a new study contends. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 625,000 mammograms conducted between 2003 and 2009. "Studies on

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  7. New Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments. Most breast cancer patients are cured after treatment, but the disease returns

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  8. MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows. This increased use of MRI -- magneti

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  9. Can All Women Be Screened for Breast Cancer Genes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Screening all women for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is too costly to be feasible, a new study suggests. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have a much higher risk of breast an

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  10. Feel Better During Breast Cancer Treatment

    Cancer medicines are strong. And their side effects can be intense, but you've got ways to ease them. The key is to let your doctor know what's bothering you, so he can recommend changes to help you. In some cases, he may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For example, with che

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