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  1. Double Mastectomy and Inherited Breast Cancer

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with an inherited form of breast cancer might halve their risk of dying of the disease if they remove both breasts, a new study suggests. "I think we've shown pretty clearly that if you have breast cancer

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  2. Running vs. Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has long been credited with both reducing the risk of breast cancer and surviving the disease. Now a new study suggests, but doesn't prove, that breast cancer survivors who run have an even greater survival edge

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  3. Expanded DNA Testing for Breast Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the entire genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research. The approach

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  4. Yoga May Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help breast cancer survivors beat the debilitating fatigue and sleep problems that often follow toxic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, a new study shows. Fatigue can be a big challenge for cancer su

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  5. Are Clinical Trials Right for You?

    If you have advanced breast cancer, you may be thinking about joining a clinical trial. Patients often test new drugs or treatments in these careful studies. Joining a trial can benefit you and the women who come after you. After all, we have today's treatments because other women took part in a cli

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  6. Feel Your Best During Treatment

    Easing your pain, fatigue, or even itchy, peeling feet is part of your doctor's job when you're in treatment for advanced breast cancer. Don't be afraid to speak up! There are many ways to treat the side effects of cancer drugs. When you have advanced breast cancer, you are likely to be on some kind

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  7. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

    If you're facing advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life, while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Care Allianc

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  8. When Breast Cancer Spreads

    If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's called advanced cancer, or metastatic cancer. The most common places it spreads to are the liver, lungs, bones, and brain. News that your cancer has spread is scary, but there are many treatments that work for metastatic brea

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  9. Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nine of 10 women do not need and should not receive genetic testing to see if they are at risk for breast or ovarian cancer, an influential panel of health experts announced Monday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc

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  10. Angelina Jolie & Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When actress Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive double mastectomy, it did not lead to an increased understanding of the genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers say. Although it raised awareness of breast

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