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  1. Big Babies May Boost Mom's Breast Cancer Risk

    July 17, 2012 -- Women who deliver big babies may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the future, a new study suggests. Women who gave birth to babies weighing 8.25 pounds or more were 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer later in life, when compared to women who gave birth

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  2. FDA OKs Perjeta for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

    June 12, 2012 -- The FDA on Monday approved a new drug for the treatment of a type of late-stage breast cancer. The drug helped stop cancer growth for about six months longer than existing medications. Pertuzumab, to be marketed under the name Perjeta, targets the HER2 protein, which is found in gre

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  3. Test May Predict Spread of Early Breast Cancer

    June 5, 2012 -- A new study shows that some breast cancers try to spread much earlier than doctors once believed, and a blood test may one day be the way to find out. The study, of 302 patients with early-stage breast cancer, found that about 1 in 4 patients whose tumors had not yet apparently sprea

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  4. 'Magic Bullet' Drug Delays Breast Cancer Worsening

    June 4, 2012 (Chicago) -- A new targeted cancer drug delayed the worsening of metastatic breast cancer, possibly with fewer side effects than traditional treatments, according to results of a late-stage study. Called T-DM1, the new drug combines Herceptin with a potent chemotherapy drug. It's been c

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  5. Child Cancer Radiation Raises Breast Cancer Risk

    June 4, 2012 (Chicago) -- Girls treated with radiation for childhood cancers are at elevated risk of developing breast cancer in mid-life -- even if the radiation dose was relatively low, researchers say. "We were surprised to find that women treated with radiation to the chest during childhood have

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  6. IVF at Young Age May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    June 1, 2012 -- Taking all age groups into account, in vitro fertilization treatment is not linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a large new study out of Western Australia. However, the researchers found that in vitro fertilization, or IVF, patients who first started infertilit

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  7. Night Shift Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

    May 29, 2012 -- Are women who work the night shift at greater risk for developing breast cancer? Maybe, a new study suggests. Overall, Danish women who worked the night shift were 40% more likely to develop breast cancer than women who always worked during daytime hours. This risk increased among wo

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  8. Studies Point to Reasons for Mammograms in 40s

    April 30, 2012 -- A pair of new studies aims to clear up some of the confusion over what age women should start getting routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer. The studies, which are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, show that a woman in her 40s who has extremely dense breasts, o

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  9. Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Patients

    April 15, 2012 -- Exercising may not be at the top of the "to do" list for most women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, but it probably should be, according to a new study. The new research from the University of Miami finds that regular exercise can reduce depression, lessen fatigue, and impr

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  10. Eat Broccoli (or Bok Choy), Beat Breast Cancer?

    April 3, 2012 (Chicago) -- Here's another reason to eat your broccoli and Brussels sprouts (and maybe some bok choy). Women with breast cancer who eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables may be more likely to live longer and less likely to have their cancer come back, a large study suggests. "The more c

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