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    1. Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes who take insulin appear to have a higher risk of dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women with diabetes who take insulin "have considerably increased breas

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    2. This Treatment Promising for Early Breast Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests. The research only tracked women for f

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    3. Overestimating Early Breast Cancer Return, Spread

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests. The study involved more than 1,000 women new

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    4. Breast Cancer Survivors: Estrogen OK'd For This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause. Now, new guidelines from the American Colleg

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    5. 1 in 4 Breast Lumpectomies Requires More Surgery

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who opt for a breast-conserving surgery known as a lumpectomy have a one in four chance they will need a second operation within 90 days, researchers report. "The chance of getting

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    6. Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition -- called hyperthyroidism -- appeared to face an

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    7. Gene Tests Up Among Young Breast Cancer Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows. Researchers found that of nearly 900 women

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    8. Is Other Body Fat Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using women's own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn't increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests. The proc

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    9. Meditation May Ease Breast Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recor

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    10. Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoki

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