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  1. New Portable Scanner for Breast Cancer

    Oct. 28, 2010 -- A University of Manchester, England, engineering professor has invented a portable breast scanner that could lead to more accurate tests for younger women without the need for X-rays. The scanner is based on radiofrequency technology, which is able to quickly show malignant and beni

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  2. Green Tea Doesn’t Prevent Breast Cancer, Study Finds

    Oct. 27, 2010 -- A study from Japan has found no association between drinking green tea and a reduced risk for breast cancer. Motoki Iwasaki, from the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues analyzed data from the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study. They looked at near

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  3. Dad's Side Important in Breast Cancer History

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- Health care professionals sometimes overlook a family history of breast and ovarian cancer on the father’s side of the family when evaluating a patient, suggesting that some women may miss opportunities for genetic testing and screening, according to a new study. Jeanna McCuaig, a r

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  4. HRT-Related Breast Cancer Is More Advanced

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Breast cancers tied to the use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women tend to be diagnosed at a more advanced and deadly stage. That's according to the latest research from the landmark Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study on combined estrogen-plus-progestin hormone

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  5. Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Treatment Success

    Oct. 12, 2010 -- Scientists have identified a gene that could help predict whether a breast cancer patient will respond to the drug tamoxifen. A study published today in the British Journal of Cancer showed a potential link between the activity of a gene called BCAR4 and the likelihood that a breast

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  6. Dense Breasts Linked to Breast Cancer Return

    Oct. 7, 2010 -- Women with an early form of breast cancer are at higher risk for recurrence if their breast tissue appears dense on mammograms, a study shows. The study also shows the risk of recurrence is more pronounced in the opposing breast. The new findings appear in the Oct. 7 issue of Cancer

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  7. Low Vitamin D Linked to Breast Cancer

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- African-American woman have higher rates of vitamin D deficiency associated with aggressive breast cancer than white women, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of South Carolina studied 107 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past five years, including

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  8. Exercise Fights Breast Cancer

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- Postmenopausal African-American women who exercise vigorously for more than two hours a week can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by 64% compared to women of the same race who are sedentary, according to new research. Scientists identified 97 African-American breast canc

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  9. Depression Risk for Partners of Breast Cancer Patients

    Sept. 27, 2010 -- Women with breast cancer have an increased risk for depression, and now new research finds the same thing to be true for the men in their lives. The study followed more than a million men enrolled in a nationwide Danish health registry for 13 years. Those with partners diagnosed wi

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  10. Sex Complaints Common After Breast Cancer

    Sept. 23, 2010 -- Loss of libido and difficulty having sex are common complaints among breast cancer survivors, new research confirms. More than two-thirds of surveyed survivors reported that they were still having sexual function problems two years after diagnosis. Most described their sex lives as

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