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    1. Can All Women Be Screened for Breast Cancer Genes?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Screening all women for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is too costly to be feasible, a new study suggests. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have a much higher risk of breast an

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    2. More Men With Breast Cancer Removing Both Breasts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been sharp rise in the number of American men with cancer in one breast who have surgery to remove their cancer-free breast, a new study said. The study authors said this is the first research to identify this

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    3. Black Women and Risk of Having Breast Cancer Genes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated tha

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    4. Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some c

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    5. Treating Breast Cancer Survivors' Hot Flashes

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill. Interestingly, sham acupunct

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    6. Early Stage Breast Cancer Not a Death Sentence

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests. "The good

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    7. Broader BRCA Mutation Gene Test May Help Some

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests. Genetic tests

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    8. This Treatment Better for Early Breast Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A shorter course of radiation therapy is better for women with early stage breast cancer, according to a new study. Specifically, it found that those who received higher doses of whole breast radiation over a shorter peri

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    9. These Meds May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find. The two classes of drugs -- called aromat

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    10. Added Radiation Helpful for Early Breast Cancer?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who have surgery for early stage breast cancer may benefit from additional radiation to nearby lymph nodes, two new clinical trials suggest. Researchers found that the extra radiation cut women's risk of a breas

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