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    1. Timing Key for Early Breast Cancer Treatment

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner early stage breast cancer patients have surgery following their diagnosis, and chemotherapy after their surgery, the better their chances of survival, two new studies find. In one study, researchers at Fox Chas

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    2. Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer may survive longer if they opt for the less-extensive surgery called lumpectomy, followed by radiation, rather than a mastectomy, a new study suggests. "I think these results offer women

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    3. Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of drugs already on the market appear to reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in women who've already undergone treatment, two new clinical trials show. The chemotherapy drug capecitabine (Xeloda) seems to red

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    4. Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two kinds of medications can prevent heart damage in breast cancer patients as they undergo chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Chemotherapy improves survival among women with early-stage breast cancer, but can dramatica

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    5. Leukemia Risk After Breast Cancer Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they're zeroing in on factors that may increase the risk of leukemia after breast cancer treatment. The findings are a step forward in determining ways to prevent this complication in breast cancer survivors

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    6. New Guidelines: Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Battling breast cancer is tough, but survivors need care, too. Now, two major groups in cancer care have issued guidelines on the type of follow-up these patients require. The protocols, released jointly by the American Can

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    7. Antidepressants With Tamoxifen Safe: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors who take antidepressants while on the cancer drug tamoxifen are not at increased risk for a return of their cancer, a new study finds. Tamoxifen is widely used to reduce the risk of breast cancer ret

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    8. Advanced Breast Cancer Survival Improving

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women diagnosed with advanced, stage 4 breast cancer have a better chance of survival, and are surviving longer, compared to two decades ago, a new study finds. Stage 4 breast cancer involves a tumor that has sp

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    9. False-Positive Mammogram and Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests a false-positive result on a mammogram may be somewhat more worrisome than thought, a new study says women who get such a result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer later. Ho

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    10. Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast density is considered by many an independent risk factor for breast cancer. But new research from Croatia suggests it might not be that critical after all. Researchers evaluated thousands of mammogram reports in

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