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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Aggressive Early Breast Cancer Risk Rises With Age

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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