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    1. Antidepressants With Tamoxifen Safe: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors who take antidepressants while on the cancer drug tamoxifen are not at increased risk for a return of their cancer, a new study finds. Tamoxifen is widely used to reduce the risk of breast cancer ret

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    2. False-Positive Mammogram and Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests a false-positive result on a mammogram may be somewhat more worrisome than thought, a new study says women who get such a result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer later. Ho

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    3. Advanced Breast Cancer Survival Improving

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women diagnosed with advanced, stage 4 breast cancer have a better chance of survival, and are surviving longer, compared to two decades ago, a new study finds. Stage 4 breast cancer involves a tumor that has sp

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    4. Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast density is considered by many an independent risk factor for breast cancer. But new research from Croatia suggests it might not be that critical after all. Researchers evaluated thousands of mammogram reports in

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    5. Advances in Breast Cancer Detection: What’s New?

      Death rates from breast cancer have been on the decline since 1989, thanks in large part to better detection. So, when the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines for the disease in October 2015, many women -- and even some health care providers -- were surprised. The new recommenda

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    6. Who Gets Breast Cancer and Who Survives?

      Angela Bivins was an Atlanta-based teacher and mother of two when she got the news that changed her life forever. "I'd felt some tenderness near my left underarm," she remembers. "I asked my sister, who does mammograms for a living [a radiology technician], to do a check, and she told me to quickly

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    7. Time for a Mammogram?

      Is it time to get your first or next mammogram? The question can be tricky. The American Cancer Society says women should get mammograms every year starting at age 45. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says you can hold off till you're 50 and that you need the test only every other year, while

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    8. Breastfeeding and Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman's reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This type of cancer accounts for about 20 percent of breast

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    9. FAQ: Parabens and Breast Cancer

      Oct. 27, 2015 -- A new study has found that chemicals called parabens can spur the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells. And they appear to be able to do this even in tiny amounts. Parabens are used in many food and personal care products. They have a chemical structure that’s similar to e

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    10. More Evidence: Drinking May Up Breast Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women's risk of breast cancer. Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European coun

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