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  1. Studies Point to Reasons for Mammograms in 40s

    April 30, 2012 -- A pair of new studies aims to clear up some of the confusion over what age women should start getting routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer. The studies, which are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, show that a woman in her 40s who has extremely dense breasts, o

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  2. Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Patients

    April 15, 2012 -- Exercising may not be at the top of the "to do" list for most women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, but it probably should be, according to a new study. The new research from the University of Miami finds that regular exercise can reduce depression, lessen fatigue, and impr

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  3. Eat Broccoli (or Bok Choy), Beat Breast Cancer?

    April 3, 2012 (Chicago) -- Here's another reason to eat your broccoli and Brussels sprouts (and maybe some bok choy). Women with breast cancer who eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables may be more likely to live longer and less likely to have their cancer come back, a large study suggests. "The more c

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  4. Mammograms Spot Cancers That May Not Be Dangerous

    April 2, 2012 -- A new study suggests that routine mammograms, long pitched to women as lifesaving tests, may also be causing substantial harm. The study estimates that as many as 1 in 4 cancers detected over a decade by routine mammograms are cancers that won’t grow or spread, cause symptoms, or le

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  5. Dietary Cadmium, Breast Cancer Link?

    March 15, 2012 -- Exposure to high levels of dietary cadmium may boost the risk of breast cancer, according to new research. Cadmium is a metal commonly found in the environment. It is also found in many farm fertilizers. From fertilizers, it can work its way into food. It is found in breads, cereal

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  6. Estrogen After Hysterectomy Lowers Cancer Risk?

    March 6, 2012 -- There’s good news for women with hysterectomies who are considering taking the hormone estrogen to ease hot flashes and other menopausal complaints. New results from a long-running government study of the effect of hormones on women’s health show that estrogen-only hormone replaceme

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  7. New Guidelines to Help Breast Cancer Survivors

    Feb. 22, 2012 -- When women find out they have breast cancer, many leave their ob-gyn and go to a cancer specialist. After treatment, they return to their ob-gyn. Although their cancer is gone, cancer-related health issues remain. Concerns about fertility, birth control, menopause, and bone health a

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  8. New Mammogram Benefits for Women in Their 40s

    Feb. 22, 2012 -- When women in their 40s get breast cancer, their tumors need less intense treatment and recur less often if they were first detected during routine mammogram screening. The finding comes from a careful study of nearly 2,000 women diagnosed with first-time breast cancer at age 40 to

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  9. 1 in 4 Partial Mastectomy Patients Have Second Surgery

    Jan. 31, 2012 -- Close to 1 in 4 breast cancer patients who have partial mastectomies undergo a second surgery to remove suspicious tissue, but there is little agreement about when the second surgery is needed. Researchers found huge variations from institution to institution and from surgeon to sur

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  10. Avastin May Help Fight Early Breast Cancer

    Jan. 25, 2012 -- Don’t count out the drug Avastin as a breast cancer treatment just yet. But don’t count it in, either. In November, the FDA took the unusual step of nixing Avastin’s approval for advanced breast cancer, saying that the serious risks of using the drug outweighed its small benefits fo

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