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  1. Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

    March 1, 2011 -- A new study shows a significant association between smoking and an increased risk of breast cancer. The study is published in the journal BMJ. Adding to a decade’s worth of research supporting that link, the study shows that both smokers and former smokers are at significant risk of

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  2. Herceptin: Long-Term Benefits for Breast Cancer

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- High-risk breast cancer patients continue to derive benefits from the drug Herceptin even four years after stopping treatment, but questions remain about the biologic therapy’s safety when given with chemotherapy. Newly reported follow-up data from a large international study show t

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  3. Lymph Node Removal Not Needed for Breast Cancer Patients

    Feb. 8, 2011 -- Many women being treated for early breast cancer can keep the lymph nodes under their arms without fear that it will hurt their chances of survival or the increase the odds that their cancer will return, experts say. A new study shows that about 92% of women with early-stage breast c

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  4. Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Early Hip Fracture Risk

    Feb. 2, 2011 -- Breast cancer survivors may have an increased risk for hip fractures years earlier than other women even when they don’t have osteoporosis, a new report suggests. Researchers say the combination of chemotherapy and other treatments such as aromatase inhibitors can lead to rapid bone

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  5. Repeat MRIs Boost Accuracy of Breast Cancer Testing

    Feb. 1, 2011 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans aimed at detecting breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease have fewer false-positive results when conducted over time, according to a new study. Researchers say women who undergo their first breast cancer MRIs are much more likely to

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  6. Gene Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    Jan. 31, 2011 -- A new genetic link may help identify women with less dense breast tissue who are at lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to researchers. A new study shows women with a specific variation of the gene ZNF365 were more likely to have lower mammographic density or a low pro

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  7. Hot Flashes Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    Jan. 28, 2011 -- A new study shows that having symptoms such as hot flashes during menopause appears to be tied to a lower risk of the most common kinds of breast cancer. “There’s good news about hot flashes,” says Susan Love, MD, a breast cancer expert and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and H

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  8. Faulty Mammograms Cause High Anxiety

    Jan. 19, 2011 -- Screening for breast cancer saves many lives, but often it also causes  anxiety for women whose mammograms are false-positive, requiring additional testing, a new study says. Doctors say because many mammograms produce false-positive results -- meaning they are abnormal but no cance

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  9. Breast-Conserving Therapy Better Than Mastectomy?

    Dec. 17, 2010 (San Antonio) -- In a surprising finding, a large study suggests that women with early breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving therapy live longer than those who have a mastectomy. Still, both treatments work well, with about 93% of 62,770 women who had lumpectomy followed by radia

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  10. FDA Moves to Pull Avastin Breast Cancer Approval

    Dec. 16, 2010 - The FDA today moved to withdraw its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Avastin maker Genentech (owned by Roche) will ask the FDA to reconsider at a formal public hearing. Until then -- or until FDA rejects the hearing request -- Avastin will continue t

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