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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. First Generic Version of Gleevec Approved by FDA

      Dec. 7, 2015 -- The first generic version of the cancer drug Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved 100-milligram and 400-milligram pills of the generic version to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. The once-a-day pills are made by Su

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    4. Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Watched Closely

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most men with low-risk prostate cancer who choose "watchful waiting" instead of aggressive treatment may not be followed as closely as they should be, a new study suggests. This puts them in danger of their cancer progressi

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Advances in Breast Cancer Detection: What’s New?

      Death rates from breast cancer have been on the decline since 1989, thanks in large part to better detection. So, when the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines for the disease in October 2015, many women -- and even some health care providers -- were surprised. The new recommenda

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    10. Who Gets Breast Cancer and Who Survives?

      Angela Bivins was an Atlanta-based teacher and mother of two when she got the news that changed her life forever. "I'd felt some tenderness near my left underarm," she remembers. "I asked my sister, who does mammograms for a living [a radiology technician], to do a check, and she told me to quickly

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