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  1. Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who walk every day may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. And those who exercise vigorously may get even more protection, according to new research. The study of more than 73,000 postmenopausal women fou

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  2. More Black Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- White women 40 and older have traditionally had the highest rates of breast cancer in the United States, but rising rates among blacks have narrowed the gap in recent years, according to a new American Cancer Society report. "

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  3. Shorter Radiation Course for Early Breast Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. A short course of radiation given in larger dose

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  4. Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who take tamoxifen to treat or prevent breast cancer report experiencing a mental fogginess while on the drug, and researchers have now confirmed that there's a biological basis for those symptoms. The researchers w

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  5. Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with breast cancer tend to overestimate their risk for getting cancer in the opposite, healthy breast -- sometimes driving them to have that breast removed, according to new research. Researchers polled 123 young

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  6. FDA Panel Backs Wider Use of Breast Cancer Drug

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. advisers endorsed on Thursday the broader use of a drug already used to treat advanced breast cancer that also appears to shrink early stage breast tumors. This could potentially offer women with early stage bre

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  7. Breast Lumps: 8 Myths and Facts

    When you feel a lump in your breast, it's understandable to be concerned. But don't jump to conclusions.   Instead, take action. Call your doctor to find out what it is.  Also, make sure you haven't fallen for any of these 8 myths about breast lumps. Most breast lumps women feel -- 8 out of 10 -- ar

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  8. Preventive Double Mastectomy: FAQ

    Preventive double mastectomy is surgery to remove both breasts as a way to try to prevent breast cancer.   If you're considering it, you need answers to the following questions.   Some of the most common reasons are: Cancer in the family: Did your mother, sister, or daughter have breast cancer, espe

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  9. MRI and Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Adding in pricey MRI scans does not boost outcomes for most women who undergo a lumpectomy for the early, noninvasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a new study finds. Some doctors order

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  10. 10 Mammogram Myths and Facts

    You may have a million excuses not to get that annual mammogram, but your reasons may not be as good as you think. Don't blow off your appointment before you get the facts behind these myths and defenses. It's true that if breast cancer runs in your family, you're more likely to get it, especially i

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