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  1. Antiperspirants Safe During Breast Cancer Radiation

    Nov. 2, 2010 (San Diego) -- Despite fears to the contrary, women can safely use antiperspirants during radiation treatment for breast cancer, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers studied 198 women undergoing radiotherapy; about half used antiperspirants and half were told only to wash. There w

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  2. Pregnancy Does Not Boost Breast Cancer Recurrence

    Nov.  2, 2010 (San Diego) -- Despite fears to the contrary, women who get pregnant after receiving radiation treatment for early breast cancer are not at increased risk of having their cancer come back, a new study suggests. "In fact, the risk of recurrence was lower among women who became pregnant,

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  3. Radiation Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer Return

    Nov. 1, 2010 (San Diego) -- Radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery cuts the risk of breast cancer returning or the risk of dying from the disease even more than doctors thought, researchers report. Radiation therapy after surgery is now a standard option for women with early breast cancer

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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