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    1. Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Columbia University scientists have developed a new model to predict breast cancer survival, and they say their work could lead to improved diagnosis and prognosis for all types of cancers. In earlier work, the researchers i

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    2. Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds

      By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women who are at high risk of developing the disease, a new report confirms. Along with the report, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc

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    3. Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still out as to how worthwhile the extra

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    4. Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have survived breast cancer can drink alcohol in moderation, new research indicates. Overall, moderate drinking before or after a diagnosis of breast cancer doesn't seem to have a harmful impact on survival from bre

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    5. Clues to How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, perhaps explaining why exercise may reduce breast cancer risk. Researchers have long li

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    6. DNA Test Shows Promise for Breast Cancer Care

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test could help show whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment, a preliminary study suggests. The test detects abnormal DNA from tumor cells circulating in the blood. And the ne

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    7. Breast Cancer Radiation May Affect Heart Later On

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation treatment for breast cancer, given after breast-conserving surgery and sometimes after mastectomy, is known to reduce the risk of the cancer returning and death from the disease. But the therapy comes with its ow

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    8. 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four breast cancer patients has symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shortly after they receive their cancer diagnosis, and the risk is highest in black and Asian patients, a new study reveals. Post-traumatic

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    9. Q&A: Breast Cancer in Young Women

      Feb. 28, 2013 -- Young women found the news surprising and more than a little scary: Cases of advanced breast cancer have been rising in women 25 to 39 over the past three decades, researchers reported this week. From 1976 to 2009, the number of cases of advanced breast cancer in younger women at th

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    10. Advanced Breast Cancer Rising in Young Women?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The number of younger women who have been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer has increased slowly, but steadily, since the 1970s, a new study indicates. Over the past 30 years, the number of cases of metastatic breast canc

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