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New method developed to determine progression of breast cancer  New method developed to determine progression of breast cancer
Date: 2011-10-26 15:38:26
Following a positive breast cancer test, many women's top concern is whether or not the tumor will spread to other areas of the body. A team of researchers from the University of Utah may have developed a new method to accurately predict future risk.... Full Story

Higher hormone levels increase breast cancer risk   Higher hormone levels increase breast cancer risk
Date: 2011-10-24 16:04:19
Women who have higher levels of several hormones may have much higher risk of receiving positive breast cancer tests, according to a new study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research.... Full Story

Osteoporosis drug may benefit women being treated for breast cancer avoid weak bones   Osteoporosis drug may benefit women being treated for breast cancer avoid weak bones
Date: 2011-10-11 15:59:22
Following a positive breast cancer test and successful surgery to remove the tumor, many women are forced to take medications known as aromatase inhibitors that have been shown to deplete bone density as a side effect. However, new research shows that common drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be an effective way to address the problem.... Full Story

Prenatal BPA exposure may increase women's risk of breast cancer   Prenatal BPA exposure may increase women's risk of breast cancer
Date: 2011-10-07 15:56:33
Being exposed to higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may increase a woman's risk receiving a positive breast cancer test later in life, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Endocrinology.... Full Story

Researchers determine effective treatment for women with genetic risk factors for breast cancer  Researchers determine effective treatment for women with genetic risk factors for breast cancer
Date: 2011-10-06 15:44:07
Following a positive breast cancer test, women with a particular genetic mutation that puts them at risk for aggressive forms of the disease have better life expectancies when they are given a combination of chemotherapy and the medication herceptin, according to a new study.... Full Story

Low-income women have poor access to breast cancer testing   Low-income women have poor access to breast cancer testing
Date: 2011-10-04 16:18:19
Not enough low-income women have access to breast cancer testing, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The group calls for more resources to be directed toward this group to improve survival rates.... Full Story

Regular breast cancer testing may be key to detecting recurrence of the condition   Regular breast cancer testing may be key to detecting recurrence of the condition
Date: 2011-10-03 15:39:31
Regular breast cancer testing may help prevent many cases of cancer recurrence in survivors, according to a new study published in the journal Health Technology Assessment.... Full Story

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