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  1. Shorter Radiation Course for Early Breast Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. A short course of radiation given in larger dose

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  2. Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who take tamoxifen to treat or prevent breast cancer report experiencing a mental fogginess while on the drug, and researchers have now confirmed that there's a biological basis for those symptoms. The researchers w

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  3. Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with breast cancer tend to overestimate their risk for getting cancer in the opposite, healthy breast -- sometimes driving them to have that breast removed, according to new research. Researchers polled 123 young

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  4. FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug to be used before the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Perjeta (pertuzumab), which was granted accelerated approval by the FDA, is already use

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  5. 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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  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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