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Delay in treatment after breast cancer diagnosis not associated with poorer outcomes
Date: 2011-05-31 10:42:51
Following a positive breast cancer test, the first reaction of most women and the doctors treating them is to have the tumor removed immediately and start and radiation therapies that might be necessary. However, a study published in the Annals of Surgery suggests that a short delay in treatment may not increase the risk of cancer progression.... Full Story

Researchers uncover genetic link between obesity and breast cancer
Date: 2011-05-24 11:17:47
Obese women are known to be at a greater risk of receiving a positive breast cancer test, but the reasons for this association were not clear. Now, a new study from researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital shows that a common gene variation may be at the heart of the connection.... Full Story

Experts urge breast cancer testing during women's health week
Date: 2011-05-16 11:28:00
As part of National Women's Health Week, which is currently going on, health experts are urging more females to seek breast cancer testing and make their health a top priority in their lives.... Full Story

Coffee may reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer
Date: 2011-05-13 11:08:18
Drinking a warm cup of coffee each morning may do more for women than just wake them up. New research out of Sweden shows that it may also reduce their risk of receiving a positive breast cancer test.... Full Story

Estrogen-lowering drugs shown to shrink breast cancer tumors
Date: 2011-05-11 11:40:17
For women who receive positive breast cancer test results, estrogen-lowering medications may reduce their need for invasive mastectomies, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.... Full Story

Anti-inflammatory arthritis drug may slow breast cancer growth
Date: 2011-05-06 11:20:29
A common anti-inflammatory medication may have benefits for women who have received positive breast cancer tests, according to a new study presented at IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, Belgium.... Full Story

Infrequent breast cancer testing may lead to poorer outcomes, pair of studies finds
Date: 2011-05-03 11:23:06
Federal guidelines urging women between the ages of 40 and 49 to not seek breast cancer testing may be having a damaging impact on the health of these women, according to a pair of new studies.... Full Story

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