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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Exercise Fights Breast Cancer

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- Postmenopausal African-American women who exercise vigorously for more than two hours a week can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by 64% compared to women of the same race who are sedentary, according to new research. Scientists identified 97 African-American breast canc

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  6. Depression Risk for Partners of Breast Cancer Patients

    Sept. 27, 2010 -- Women with breast cancer have an increased risk for depression, and now new research finds the same thing to be true for the men in their lives. The study followed more than a million men enrolled in a nationwide Danish health registry for 13 years. Those with partners diagnosed wi

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  7. Sex Complaints Common After Breast Cancer

    Sept. 23, 2010 -- Loss of libido and difficulty having sex are common complaints among breast cancer survivors, new research confirms. More than two-thirds of surveyed survivors reported that they were still having sexual function problems two years after diagnosis. Most described their sex lives as

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  8. Mammograms Less Effective Than Believed

    Sept. 22, 2010 - Routine mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by only 10% -- far less than the 15% to 23% estimated for the U.S., a new study shows. The findings call into question one of the cornerstones of U.S. health care: that all women should get regular mammograms once they reach a certain a

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  9. Gene Test, Preventive Surgery Save Women's Lives

    Aug. 31, 2010 -- Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer genes cut their risk of death, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer by getting preventive surgery. But to reduce their risk, women must make difficult choices: They must decide whether to get tested for the BRCA mutations. If BRCA positive, the

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  10. Longer HRT Use May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    Aug. 10, 2010 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer risk have been long studied, and now a new analysis finds higher risks for normal-weight women and those on combination estrogen/progestin therapy. While many studies have looked at the link, the new research sheds some new light o

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