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Air pollution tied to increased breast cancer risk  Air pollution tied to increased breast cancer risk
Date: 2011-04-21 16:08:41
Women who lived in areas with high levels of air pollution early in their lives or at the time of giving birth to their first child may be more likely to receive a positive breast cancer test later in life, according to a new investigation from University of Buffalo researchers.... Full Story

Radiation at time of lumpectomy can help more women complete treatment   Radiation at time of lumpectomy can help more women complete treatment
Date: 2011-04-14 11:20:31
For women who receive positive breast cancer tests, there are many treatment options, all of which have unique drawbacks. Most patients would prefer to simply have the lump removed, saving their breast, but this approach could require several weeks of follow-up radiation treatment.... Full Story

False positives may cause anxiety in women   False positives may cause anxiety in women
Date: 2011-04-13 11:48:12
Breast cancer testing is the most reliable way for women to find out if they have a tumor at an early stage when it is still treatable. However, it is not an exact science, and sometimes doctors may find abnormalities that never develop into cancer, a so-called false positive.... Full Story

Omega-3s may boost breast cancer treatment   Omega-3s may boost breast cancer treatment
Date: 2011-04-12 15:06:10
The drug tamoxifen is one of the most effective medications for women who have received positive breast cancer tests. However, it works better in some individuals than other. A new study from the Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that increasing one's consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may be one way for women to boost the effects of tamoxifen.... Full Story

Few women understand current breast cancer testing recommendations   Few women understand current breast cancer testing recommendations
Date: 2011-04-08 11:34:56
Recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force for breast cancer testing caused more confusion among women than anything, according to a recent investigation published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.... Full Story

Chronic fatigue in breast cancer patients may be a sign of nervous system complications   Chronic fatigue in breast cancer patients may be a sign of nervous system complications
Date: 2011-04-08 11:30:34
Women who feel fatigued after receiving a positive breast cancer test may actually have a process started in their body that speeds up the aging process and makes them look and feel old, according to a new study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.... Full Story

Vitamin A may combat breast tumors   Vitamin A may combat breast tumors
Date: 2011-04-06 14:48:20
Women who have received positive breast cancer tests may benefit from increasing the amount of vitamin A they get in their diet. A new study has shown that a derivative of the nutrient may control the growth of tumor cells and keep them from becoming an issue.... Full Story

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