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Gene variations responsible for breast cancer may increase heart risk
Date: 2011-12-20 16:49:36
Many women who have received positive blood tests for breast cancer may also be at risk for developing heart complications, according to a new study published in the journals Nature Communications and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.... Full Story

Many positive breast cancer tests reveal low-risk tumors
Date: 2011-12-19 17:09:56
A team of researchers is recommending that physicians follow up positive mammography results with more specific blood tests, as mammography often catches smaller, less aggressive tumors in the breast.... Full Story

Researchers find why many breast cancer patients quit medications
Date: 2011-12-13 16:48:48
Following lab testing that indicates the presence of breast cancer, many women are prescribed medications known as aromatase inhibitors. However, these drugs can have very powerful side effects that may prevent patients from following through on their treatment as prescribed by their doctor, according to a new study.... Full Story

Breast cancer patients often go through many imaging visits
Date: 2011-12-12 16:51:14
Following an initial positive lab test for breast cancer, women often undergo a high number of imaging procedures, according to a new study out of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. The findings could have important implications for the health of the patient and the overall cost of treating the condition.... Full Story

Breast cancer drug may disrupt cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-12-09 16:40:32
Women who take a common drug to prevent a recurrence of breast cancer may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that the medication may significantly lower levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol.... Full Story

Low-carb diet may reduce breast cancer risk factors
Date: 2011-12-09 16:39:25
A low-carb diet may help women lose excess weight and improve blood tests for insulin levels, says a new study from a team of British researchers. The team believes that these benefits could reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.... Full Story

New study tests possibly more effective breast cancer drug
Date: 2011-12-07 16:50:34
Women who have received blood test and mammogram results indicating they have breast cancer may soon have a much more effective treatment option for their condition following the release of results from a new clinical study.... Full Story

New study finds women in their 40s should be tested for breast cancer
Date: 2011-12-01 16:09:05
Lab testing has become a controversial topic within the field of breast cancer. The U.S. government has said that mammograms may do more harm than good in women with few risk factors, but a new study is questioning the wisdom of this policy.... Full Story

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