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  1. Feel Better During Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment

    Cancer medicines are strong, and their side effects can be intense. But there are ways to manage them. The key is to let your doctor know what's bothering you so he or she can recommend changes that help. In some cases, your doctor may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For exa

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  2. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

    When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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  3. Test May Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says. The research, presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, focused on

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  4. Low-Fat Diet May Up Some Breast Cancer Survival

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research. The low-fat diet seemed particularly helpful for early stage breast cancer patients with so-called est

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  5. New Breast Cancer Treatment Promising for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment known as ovarian suppression used along with an anti-estrogen drug normally given to older women appears to greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in some younger women, new research suggests.

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  6. Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have affirmed that a newer, shorter course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer works just as well as a longer course. However, new research suggests that many U.S. patients still get radiatio

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  7. FDA OKs Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

    By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new vaccine with expanded protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), by far the leading cause of cervical and certain other cancers. The agency said th

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  8. Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two preliminary studies into medications under development may offer some hope for women with advanced breast cancer. A breast cancer specialist says the findings aren't a "home run," but so far the experimental treatme

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  9. Male Breast Cancer Is Different

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men's breast cancer differs in some ways from women's, new research finds. One important difference is in the rates of survival. The study found that while survival for men with breast cancer has improved, it hasn't kept

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  10. Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study. "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer

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