Breast Cancer

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Study Ties New Gene to Major Breast Cancer Risk

It’s long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same.

08/07/2014

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Cancer Patients Can Get ‘Chemo Brain'; Treatment Available

Dr. Meyer says up to sixty percent of patients undergoing treatment for all types of cancers can develop chemo brain to some degree.

08/01/2014

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Study: Not Eating Red Meat May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

According to a new study, young women who eat less red meat may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

06/13/2014

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Drug Helps Breast Cancer Patients Keep Fertility

Doctors may have found a way to help young breast cancer patients avoid infertility caused by chemotherapy. Giving a drug to shut down the ovaries temporarily seems to boost the odds they will work after treatment ends, and it might even improve survival, a study found.

05/30/2014

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Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

05/16/2014

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Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

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Study: Annual Mammograms Do Not Lower Risk Of Dying Of Breast Cancer

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms.

02/13/2014

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Study: Angelina Jolie’s Surgery Did Not Improve Understanding Of Breast Cancer Risk

According to a new study, Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy did not improve the understanding of the risk of breast cancer.

12/21/2013

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White House Turns Pink for Breast Cancer

The White House and the entrance to the Naval Observatory is being lit pink tonight to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the millions of families who are impacted by the disease.

10/24/2013

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FDA Panel Backs Drug For Early Stage Breast Cancer

A biotech drug from Roche moved one step closer Thursday to becoming the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery.

09/12/2013

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