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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes

    Dec. 31, 2009 -- Acupuncture not only cools hot flashes that occur as a result of breast cancer treatment but may offer a host of other benefits to boost women's well-being. A new study shows acupuncture was as good as drug therapy with Effexor (venlafaxine) at easing hot flashes in breast cancer pa

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  8. Study: Give Herceptin at Same Time as Chemo

    Dec. 15, 2009 (San Antonio) -- In findings that have been eagerly awaited by women with breast cancer and their doctors, researchers report that the breast cancer drug Herceptin should be given at the same time as chemotherapy, not after chemotherapy is concluded. "Giving the drugs concurrently inst

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  9. Targeted Breast Cancer Drug Shrinks Tumors

    Dec. 15, 2009 (San Antonio) -- A new targeted cancer drug has been shown to shrink tumors in women with metastatic breast cancer after an average of seven other drugs, including Herceptin, failed. The new drug, called T-DM1, combines Herceptin with a potent chemotherapy drug. It's a Trojan horse app

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  10. Having the Talk -- About Breasts, That Is

    Dec. 15, 2009 (San Antonio) -- Attention, moms! Your young daughters want to know more about normal breast development and breast cancer -- and they'd like to hear it from you. A survey of more than 3,000 girls aged 8-18 suggests their breast development and breast cancer are "a big source of anxiet

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