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Canadian agency releases new breast cancer testing guidelines
Date: 2011-11-21 16:38:28
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force received a great deal of heat in 2010 when it recommended against regular breast cancer testing for women with an average risk. Now, those guidelines have been affirmed by a group of Canadian experts.... Full Story

Researchers uncover secrets of drug-resistant breast cancer
Date: 2011-11-14 16:30:20
Many women who receive positive breast cancer tests are advised to begin taking the drug tamoxifen. It shuts down receptors in cancerous cells that fuel growth, which prevents tumors from returning after surgery. Yet, some individuals are resistant to the effects of the drug.... Full Story

New study links low rates of physical activity to higher risk of breast cancer
Date: 2011-11-09 15:08:28
For women who have received positive breast cancer tests, getting plenty of physical activity may be one of the most important factors that enables them to recover from the condition. Numerous studies have shown that exercise is key to limiting the risk of cancer recurrence.... Full Story

Depression may contribute to poorer breast cancer treatment outcomes
Date: 2011-11-03 15:49:39
Following a positive breast cancer test, many women end up developing depression. The condition can put a significant amount of mental strain on a person, predisposing them to mood problems. However, a new study indicates that this may interfere with their cancer treatment.... Full Story

Moderate drinking may be tied to breast cancer risk, study finds
Date: 2011-11-03 07:54:43
Relatively small amounts of alcohol consumption may be linked to an increased risk of receiving a positive breast cancer test, according to a new study from a team of Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers.... Full Story

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