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    1. After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Tests Overdone?

      Sept. 12, 2012 (San Francisco) -- Tests often performed to look for cancer spread in women with early-stage breast cancer are generally unnecessary, new research suggests. Analysis of pooled data from eight published studies involving about 1,700 women with breast cancer shows that bone scans, liver

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    2. Obesity May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

      Aug. 27, 2012 -- Extra pounds may raise the risk for recurrence among women with the most common kind of breast cancer, a new study shows. Prior studies have found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of getting a number of cancers, including breast cancer. And smaller studies have note

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    3. Breast Cancer Radiation for Older Women?

      Aug. 13, 2012 -- Radiation may benefit some older women after lumpectomy for early breast cancer s, contrary to national treatment guidelines. That finding comes from a new study of nearly 7,500 older women with early stage, estrogen-sensitive breast cancer. The study shows that women who got radiat

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    4. Anti-Estrogen Combo Better for Late Breast Cancer

      Aug. 1, 2012 -- Older women with the most common type of metastatic breast cancer may soon have a new treatment option that may improve their survival. A new study shows that postmenopausal women with advanced disease treated with a combination of two anti-estrogen therapies lived longer than women

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    5. Big Babies May Boost Mom's Breast Cancer Risk

      July 17, 2012 -- Women who deliver big babies may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the future, a new study suggests. Women who gave birth to babies weighing 8.25 pounds or more were 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer later in life, when compared to women who gave birth

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    6. FDA OKs Perjeta for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

      June 12, 2012 -- The FDA on Monday approved a new drug for the treatment of a type of late-stage breast cancer. The drug helped stop cancer growth for about six months longer than existing medications. Pertuzumab, to be marketed under the name Perjeta, targets the HER2 protein, which is found in gre

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    7. Test May Predict Spread of Early Breast Cancer

      June 5, 2012 -- A new study shows that some breast cancers try to spread much earlier than doctors once believed, and a blood test may one day be the way to find out. The study, of 302 patients with early-stage breast cancer, found that about 1 in 4 patients whose tumors had not yet apparently sprea

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    8. 'Magic Bullet' Drug Delays Breast Cancer Worsening

      June 4, 2012 (Chicago) -- A new targeted cancer drug delayed the worsening of metastatic breast cancer, possibly with fewer side effects than traditional treatments, according to results of a late-stage study. Called T-DM1, the new drug combines Herceptin with a potent chemotherapy drug. It's been c

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    9. Child Cancer Radiation Raises Breast Cancer Risk

      June 4, 2012 (Chicago) -- Girls treated with radiation for childhood cancers are at elevated risk of developing breast cancer in mid-life -- even if the radiation dose was relatively low, researchers say. "We were surprised to find that women treated with radiation to the chest during childhood have

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    10. IVF at Young Age May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

      June 1, 2012 -- Taking all age groups into account, in vitro fertilization treatment is not linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a large new study out of Western Australia. However, the researchers found that in vitro fertilization, or IVF, patients who first started infertilit

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