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Genetic risk factors for breast cancer may increase heart disease risk
Date: 2012-01-25 16:58:18
Some women who have learned through lab testing that they have breast cancer may benefit from asking their doctor to also take a look at their cardiovascular health. New research suggests that breast cancer and heart disease may share genetic risk factors.... Full Story

Young breast cancer patients have a harder time coping
Date: 2012-01-23 16:52:12
Following lab testing that reveals a woman has breast cancer, her life changes in a number of ways. New research suggests that these changes may be more negative for younger women diagnosed with the condition.... Full Story

Researchers explain how statins may lower breast cancer risk
Date: 2012-01-20 16:53:17
Statin medications have been shown to reduce a woman's risk of receiving a positive breast cancer test, yet doctors have not been entirely sure why this is. Now, a new study out of Columbia University may explain this benefit, and open the door to the use of statins to protect against tumors.... Full Story

Many women are left out of breast cancer treatment decision making
Date: 2012-01-11 16:37:18
Many women who have received positive lab test results for breast cancer are not included by their physicians in decisions about treating their condition and part of the reason may have to do with low levels of disease knowledge, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.... Full Story

Parents often tell children of positive lab tests for genetic risk factors for cancer
Date: 2012-01-10 16:57:55
Lab tests for breast cancer can present a parent with many tough decisions. For instance, if screening reveals that the carry genetic risk factors for the condition, should they tell their children that they too may have hereditary susceptibility?... Full Story

Red wine may reduce breast cancer risk, study finds
Date: 2012-01-06 16:41:42
Drinking moderate amounts of red wine - and not other types of alcohol - may help women reduce their chances of receiving lab test results indicating they have breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Women's Health.... Full Story

Meditation keeps breast cancer survivors from becoming depressed
Date: 2012-01-03 16:46:38
Following a positive lab test for breast cancer, a woman may feel overwhelmed and stressed. This reaction is common among breast cancer survivors and is a primary cause of depression. However, new research indicates that simple meditative practices may help prevent depression among breast cancer survivors.... Full Story

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