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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Multivitamins Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

    April 1, 2010 -- The message is hammered home every time we turn on the TV: Taking a daily multivitamin can help improve our overall health and well-being and may even protect against diseases like cancer. But now a new study suggests that this seemingly healthy habit may actually increase the risk

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  5. New Debate on Breast Removal to Prevent Cancer

    March 26, 2010 -- Counseling on actual recurrence risk can lead to a reduction in the number of women who choose to have both breasts removed when only one breast is affected by cancer, new research shows. Many breast cancer survivors believe that their risk of developing breast cancer in their othe

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  6. Breast Cancer Treated by Freezing Tumors

    March 16, 2010 -- Breast cancer patients may one day be able to opt for a simple outpatient procedure to freeze their tumors as an alternative to surgery. In a small but promising study, researchers were able to kill breast cancer cells by freezing them using a technique known as image-guided, multi

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  7. Anticancer Effects of Aspirin: FAQ

    Feb. 19, 2010 - Aspirin has anticancer effects, new studies confirm. The latest of these studies shows that after successful treatment for breast cancer, women who take aspirin regularly have a significantly lower risk of dying from recurrent cancer. Aspirin also cut their risk of having their cance

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  8. Paxil, Tamoxifen May Be a Risky Combo

    Feb. 9, 2010 -- Breast cancer patients who take the antidepressant Paxil at the same time as tamoxifen face an increased risk of dying from their disease, a new study shows. The longer the women in the study took the widely prescribed breast cancer drug with Paxil, the greater their risk of death. T

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  9. Radiologists: Get Mammograms Early, Often

    Jan. 6, 2010 - Blasting new breast cancer screening advice from a Health and Human Services Department panel, radiologists say women need annual mammograms starting no later than age 40. Recent guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) -- an outside group of experts that makes

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  10. Pomegranates May Fight Breast Cancer

    Jan. 5, 2010 -- Eating pomegranates or drinking pomegranate juice may help prevent and slow the growth of some types of breast cancer. A new study shows a group of phytochemicals called ellagitannins found in abundance in pomegranates inhibited the growth of estrogen-responsive breast cancer in labo

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