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Breast cancer testing prevents deaths, long-term study finds
Date: 2011-06-28 15:35:37
Breast cancer testing has long been thought of as the most effective way for women to reduce their risk of dying from the disease and a new study from a team of British researchers has confirmed this belief.... Full Story

Many women do not receive appropriate breast cancer treatment
Date: 2011-06-27 15:50:38
A positive breast cancer test is not the death sentence it once was. There are now many treatments available for the condition that have driven survival rates considerably higher. However, many women with breast cancer never receive these therapies, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.... Full Story

Researchers say chemical exposure may increase breast cancer risk
Date: 2011-06-23 15:26:08
Women who were exposed to certain chemical early on in their life may benefit from breast cancer testing, as new research suggests that this may harm breast development and increase the risk of tumors.... Full Story

Treating high-risk women with tamoxifen may reduce prevalence of breast cancer
Date: 2011-06-20 16:03:06
For women who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer due to family history diet or health status, taking tamoxifen could significantly reduce their chances of receiving a positive breast cancer test, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.... Full Story

Researchers hope to improve understanding of cellular signalling in breast cancer
Date: 2011-06-17 15:40:43
A new “road map” explaining why cells decide to react and develop in certain ways currently being put together by scientists at Georgetown University and Virginia Tech University may help researchers in the future create improved treatments that may make positive breast cancer tests a thing of the past.... Full Story

Obesity linked to breast cancer recurrence
Date: 2011-06-06 15:52:14
Women who are obese may be more likely to receive a positive breast cancer test, according to a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. A survey of nearly 4,000 breast cancer survivors showed that those who were overweight were significantly more likely to die from a recurrence of the condition.... Full Story

Higher co-pays associated with drop in medication adherence among breast cancer patients
Date: 2011-06-01 14:04:21
A positive breast cancer test can be devastating for a woman, but the good news is that, with the right medication, the condition can be treated successfully. However, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that women with high co-payments for their cancer-fighting drugs are less likely to stick to prescribed treatments.... Full Story

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