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Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Risk.See How

Women who have a certain genetic marker may be at increased risk for breast cancer, especially if they are overweight or obese, a new study suggests. In the study, white women with the genetic marker were nearly 70 percent more likely to have breast cancer compared to those without the …

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Simple But Ingenious New way to Protect Women with Breast Cancer from the Risks of Radiotherapy

A new radiotherapy technique that protects women with breast cancer from life-threatening side-effects could soon be available to more patients. The technique, called deep inspiration breath hold, essentially means patients take a deep breath and hold it just before each radiotherapy dose is delivered. This protects the heart from damage …

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What women with breast cancer should know about Estrogens

One of every eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over her lifetime. Eighty percent of those cancers are fueled in part by estrogens. One treatment for women whose breast cancer is fueled by estrogen – or what is often called estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer …

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Doctors Issues New Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Women who have an average risk of breast cancer should have mammograms every two years from ages 50 to 74, according to the latest recommendations released today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Women in this 50-to-74 age group are the most likely to benefit from regular breast …

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Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer For Every Woman

Surgery is considered the primary treatment for breast cancer. Goals include complete resection of the primary tumor, with negative margins to reduce the risk of local recurrences, and pathologic staging of the tumor and axillary lymph nodes to provide necessary prognostic information. Several different types of operations are available. See …

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Here's what you need to know about signs of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can recur even after you get treated. Whatever is the case, there is a high chance that it might relapse, but with regular screening and consultation, it can be prevented. As the recurrent rate is dependent on the stage of the cancer, timely treatment can help in improving …

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Breast Cancer Treatment by Stage

Breast cancer is a complex disease that’s different for every woman. Before you start a treatment, your doctor will want to know the size of the tumor and how far it has spread in your body, called the stage of the cancer. There are five basic stages, 0 through IV, …

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Young Breast Cancer Survivors Face Psychological Distress

A new study discovers that cancer treatments can significantly hinder the quality of life of younger breast cancer survivors. Researchers discovered younger women with breast cancer experience a decrease in their health-related quality of life. They also may experience increased psychological distress, weight gain, a decline in their physical activity, …

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Black Survivors of Breast Cancer Score Higher in Spiritual Quality of Life

A new analysis of several thousand breast cancer survivors found differences in the overall quality of life between black and white women during both active treatment and up to two years later. The findings show that white women reported higher physical and health-related quality of life during active treatment. However, …

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