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  1. Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Spared Extra Surgery

    June 9, 2010 (Chicago) -- For many women with early-stage breast cancer, removing more than just the sentinel lymph nodes may be unnecessary -- even if cancer cells are found. Breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread to the sentinel lymph nodes live just as long regardless of whether additiona

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  2. Sea Sponge Drug May Fight Breast Cancer

    June 7, 2010 (Chicago) -- A drug derived from sea sponges extended the lives of breast cancer patients whose cancer had come back --  despite as many as five rounds of chemotherapy --  by an average of two and a half months. In the study of over 750 women, those who took the experimental drug eribul

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  3. 6-Month Chemo Best for Early Breast Cancer

    June 3, 2010 -- A six-month chemotherapy regimen improves overall and disease-free survival among women with early breast cancer and lymph node involvement, when compared with two shorter regimens, a study shows. The study is published in the June 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Sand

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  4. Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Forgo Implants

    April 30, 2010 -- Fewer than one in three women eligible for breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy for breast cancer undergo the procedure, according to a small snapshot from four counties in California. But doctors in other areas of the country tell WebMD that more than 90% of patients

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  5. Progress in Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer

    April 28, 2010 -- Doctors are a step closer to being able to predict which women with noninvasive breast tumors will go on to develop invasive breast cancer -- and therefore whether or not they need more aggressive treatment. Researchers studied nearly 1,200 women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS

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  6. Breast Cancer Risk Differs Among Ethnic Groups

    April 26, 2010 -- Factors that increase the risk of breast cancer for white women have less influence among women of Hispanic ethnicity, a new study shows. The finding comes from an analysis of population-based data on about 4,800 white and Hispanic women enrolled in a research project called the 4-

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  7. Tamoxifen, Evista Prevent Breast Cancer

    April 20, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) -- There are two good drug options for preventing breast cancer in high-risk women, and more women need to take advantage of them, doctors say. Updated results from a large breast cancer prevention trial confirm that both the old standby tamoxifen and the osteoporos

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  8. Progress in Blood Test for Breast Cancer

    April 20, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) -- Researchers report they’re a step closer to developing a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer. Using data from the large Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), they found that levels of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) may be elevated in the blood

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  9. Multivitamins May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

    April 19, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) -- Multivitamins and calcium supplements may help protect women against breast cancer, new research suggests. In a study of more than 700 women, taking multivitamin tablets in the past five years was associated with 31% lower odds of having breast cancer. The use of

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  10. Teen Drinking Linked to Benign Breast Disease

    April 12, 2010 --Teenage and adolescent girls who regularly consume alcohol may be at greater risk for developing benign breast disease in their 20s than their teetotaling counterparts, Harvard researchers report in the May issue of Pediatrics. Benign breast disease or noncancerous lumps, bumps or c

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