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  1. Worry About Breast Cancer Return Is Common

    March 28, 2011 -- The odds of survival for a woman treated for early-stage breast cancer are good, but many survivors worry about recurrence and communication difficulties appear to be a major contributor to this concern, a study shows. Nearly half of Hispanic women in the study who spoke little Eng

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  2. Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Raise Risk of Falls

    March 4, 2011 -- Breast cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapy may affect the patients’ balance, increasing their risk of falls, a new study shows. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute studied 59 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors w

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  3. Breast Cancer Drug Eribulin Extends Survival

    March 2, 2011 -- The new breast cancer drug eribulin (Halaven) extends survival two and a half months longer than other therapies for advanced breast cancer, researchers report. ''This will rapidly emerge as the standard tried-and-tested option," researcher Chris Twelves, MD, PhD of St. James Univer

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  4. Obesity Boosts Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

    March 1, 2011 -- Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle appear to increase the risk for an uncommon but aggressive breast cancer that is not fueled by the hormone estrogen, a surprising new study shows. The analysis of data from a health study involving postmenopausal women revealed that the heaviest wom

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  5. Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

    March 1, 2011 -- A new study shows a significant association between smoking and an increased risk of breast cancer. The study is published in the journal BMJ. Adding to a decade’s worth of research supporting that link, the study shows that both smokers and former smokers are at significant risk of

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  6. U.S. Breast Cancer Rates No Longer Declining

    March 1, 2011 -- The decline in U.S. breast cancer rates seen in 2002 and 2003 in white women has not continued, according to a new report that tracks the numbers from 2003 through 2007. ''There was a dramatic decline between 2002 and 2003," says researcher Carol DeSantis, MPH, an epidemiologist wit

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  7. Herceptin: Long-Term Benefits for Breast Cancer

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- High-risk breast cancer patients continue to derive benefits from the drug Herceptin even four years after stopping treatment, but questions remain about the biologic therapy’s safety when given with chemotherapy. Newly reported follow-up data from a large international study show t

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  8. Lymph Node Removal Not Needed for Breast Cancer Patients

    Feb. 8, 2011 -- Many women being treated for early breast cancer can keep the lymph nodes under their arms without fear that it will hurt their chances of survival or the increase the odds that their cancer will return, experts say. A new study shows that about 92% of women with early-stage breast c

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  9. Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Early Hip Fracture Risk

    Feb. 2, 2011 -- Breast cancer survivors may have an increased risk for hip fractures years earlier than other women even when they don’t have osteoporosis, a new report suggests. Researchers say the combination of chemotherapy and other treatments such as aromatase inhibitors can lead to rapid bone

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  10. Repeat MRIs Boost Accuracy of Breast Cancer Testing

    Feb. 1, 2011 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans aimed at detecting breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease have fewer false-positive results when conducted over time, according to a new study. Researchers say women who undergo their first breast cancer MRIs are much more likely to

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