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    1. Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater

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    2. Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that the position a woman is placed in during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence -- for better or worse -- the scan's accuracy. The small study, from radiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospita

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    3. Preventing Breast Cancer Return in Black Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more th

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    4. Longer Use of These Cuts Breast Cancer Recurrence

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of breast cancers that are sensitive to estrogen are advised to take hormone-suppressing drugs such as tamoxifen for five years, to cut their odds for a recurrence. Tamoxifen can have onerous side effects, ho

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    5. 'Smart Bomb' Targets Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug therapy shows promise for treating triple-negative breast cancer, an especially aggressive form of the disease, researchers say. A recent trial -- the second of three needed for approval in the United States --

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    6. Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a new study finds. HER2-positive tumors contain certain ge

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    7. Meditation Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that mindfulness meditation can reduce str

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    8. Could Statins Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return?

      June 1, 2016 -- Some women who have survived breast cancer could one day be prescribed statins along with other treatments to keep the cancer from coming back. Scientists have found that the cholesterol-lowering meds may stop cancer cells from growing by up to 50%. One leading breast cancer charity

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    9. Healthy Living May Offset Breast Cancer Gene Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests. In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at

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    10. Early Breast Cancer and Alternative Medicine

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests. And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemot

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