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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who use a type of blood pressure-lowering medication called a calcium channel blocker may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, new research suggests. Long-time users of these drugs have more tha

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  7. Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Women who underwent mammography screening at a hospital were more likely to be called back for additional testing than those who had mammography at a private practice, a new study found. Recalls cause anxiety and additional c

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  8. Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new report suggests. These fish contain a type of fatty acid known as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). "Increas

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  9. Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy: Q&A

    May 14, 2013 -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes. Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes rai

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  10. Benign Breast Biopsy: When to Get Follow-Up Mammo?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a breast biopsy that turns out to be benign are typically told to undergo another imaging test, such as a mammogram, in six to 12 months. Now, a new study suggests that the longer interval might be better. Resea

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