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Minority women less likely to get breast cancer screening

Black and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to be screened for breast cancer, a large review finds.

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Could a computer someday guide breast cancer care?

An artificially intelligent computer system is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors, a new study reports.

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Taking breast cancer prevention drug beyond 5 years may not raise survival

Many breast cancer survivors take anti-estrogen drugs for at least five years to help lessen their risk of recurrence.

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Worldwide cancer rates up more than one-third in past decade

Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.

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Rates of preventive mastectomy doubled in a decade, and fear is a factor

Fear of cancer recurrence seems to be a primary reason why breast cancer patients choose to have their cancer-free breast removed at the same time as their affected breast, a new study finds.

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Delaying breast reconstruction after cancer may raise patients' anxiety

Breast reconstruction immediately after breast removal surgery due to cancer may help reduce a patient's mental distress, a new study suggests.

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3 lifestyle changes to help prevent breast cancer

Although breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women, there are three steps women can take to reduce their risk, a nutritionist says.

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More breast cancer patients should get radiation, new guidelines say

New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should get radiation therapy after a mastectomy.

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Obamacare tied to rise in mammograms

The number of Medicare patients getting mammograms increased slightly, but significantly, in the first three years of U.S. health-care reform, according to a new study.

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Why breast cancer survivors should exercise

Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research.

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Cheaper breast cancer drug does well in clinical trial

For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a new study finds.

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Mindfulness meditation seems to soothe breast cancer survivors

Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests.

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Lifestyle change may cut risk for women with breast cancer genes

Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

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Many breast cancer patients try alternative medicine first

Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

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Celebrity cases may help spur rise in double mastectomies

Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.

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Evening snacking might raise odds for breast cancer's return

Breast cancer patients fond of midnight snacking may be at a higher risk of a breast cancer recurrence, according to new research.

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With early breast cancer, targeted radiation shows promise

For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests.

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Girls who eat more fiber may face lower breast cancer risk later

Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests.

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For cancer survivors, expenses keep mounting

A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

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New rules for mammograms, tanning beds top health news of 2015

While no one health story dominated in 2015, the year did mark some milestones and important trends, with news in cancer screening and prevention topping the list.

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