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  1. DNA Test Shows Promise for Breast Cancer Care

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test could help show whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment, a preliminary study suggests. The test detects abnormal DNA from tumor cells circulating in the blood. And the ne

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  2. 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four breast cancer patients has symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shortly after they receive their cancer diagnosis, and the risk is highest in black and Asian patients, a new study reveals. Post-traumatic

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  3. Q&A: Breast Cancer in Young Women

    Feb. 28, 2013 -- Young women found the news surprising and more than a little scary: Cases of advanced breast cancer have been rising in women 25 to 39 over the past three decades, researchers reported this week. From 1976 to 2009, the number of cases of advanced breast cancer in younger women at th

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  4. Advanced Breast Cancer Rising in Young Women?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The number of younger women who have been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer has increased slowly, but steadily, since the 1970s, a new study indicates. Over the past 30 years, the number of cases of metastatic breast canc

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  5. New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

    A new drug for late-stage breast cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Genentech's Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine) is for use in patients with HER2-positive, late-stage breast cancer who were previously treated with another anti-HER2 drug called Herceptin (trastuzmab

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  6. Breast Cancer Research Needs Focus on Environment

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to prevent breast cancer need to focus more aggressively and coherently on environmental factors. That's the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday by a committee tasked in 2008 by the U.S. Congress to investigate

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  7. Mammogram Every 2 Years May Be OK for Older Women

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For older women ages 66 to 74, getting a mammogram every two years appears as good as getting one every year, according to a new study. "Your risk of having breast cancer detected at a later stage is no greater if you screen e

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  8. Existing Breast Cancer Drugs May Help More Women

    Dec. 7, 2012 (San Antonio) -- Current screening tests may miss as many as 1 in 50 women with breast cancer who would benefit from treatment with highly effective breast cancer drugs. At issue is HER2-positive breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that was difficult to treat until the FDA

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  9. Fruits, Veggies Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    Dec. 6, 2012 -- Women now have one more reason to eat their fruits and veggies. A new study suggests that women with higher levels of carotenoids (nutrients found in fruits and vegetables) have a lower risk of breast cancer -- especially cancers that are harder to treat and have a poorer prognosis.

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  10. Longer Tamoxifen Use Helps Breast Cancer Survival

    Dec. 5, 2012 -- Doubling the time that breast cancer patients take tamoxifen cuts the risk that the cancer will come back and further lowers the risk of dying of the disease, a new study shows. The study is expected to change the way doctors prescribe tamoxifen, a drug that blocks the effects of est

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