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Mammography Mayhem

  • Posted on: 19 November 2009
  • By: Sheryl Kraft
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I'm sure by now you've heard about the U.S. Task Force's new standards for breast cancer screening. What I'm not so sure about is if any of us have been able to keep track of what's happening day to day, though. No sooner were these new recommendations made public that women and other groups, like the American Cancer Society, began to push back and question the motives and sanity behind them.

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Breast Self-Exam Shower Card

  • Posted on: 19 September 2009
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Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., April 2008

Finding and treating breast cancer early greatly increases your chances of surviving it. Hang this waterproof card in your shower as an easy reference and reminder for conducting breast self-exams. The card is 2 sided-both English and Spanish. Publication currently not available to order.

Cold Caps May Halt Hair Loss in Women With Breast Cancer

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid treatment-related hair loss, new research suggests.

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Could a Computer Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatments?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News)—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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Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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When breast cancer spreads to the brain, important molecular changes may occur in the cancer, a small study found.
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When breast cancer spreads to the brain, important molecular changes may occur in the cancer, a small study found.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News)—When breast cancer spreads to the brain, important molecular changes may occur in the cancer, a small study found.

The discovery of these changes could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment, the researchers said.

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Are You Too Old for a Mammogram?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Women who think they're too old to worry about mammograms may want to reconsider.
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Women who think they're too old to worry about mammograms may want to reconsider.

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MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Women who think they're too old to worry about mammograms may want to reconsider the age at which their breast cancer screening years are behind them, a new study suggests.

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9 Reasons You Have Uneven Breasts

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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It's very common for a woman to have uneven breasts, also called asymmetrical breasts. Find out what causes these breast asymmetries.
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It's very common for a woman to have uneven breasts, also called asymmetrical breasts. Find out what causes these breast asymmetries.
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You may have noticed that you or your daughter or someone you know has one breast that's larger than the other. Uneven breasts are a common concern among women.

Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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The racial gap for breast cancer deaths is closing, particularly among younger women, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
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The racial gap for breast cancer deaths is closing, particularly among younger women, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News)—The racial gap for breast cancer deaths is closing, particularly among younger women, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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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.In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers found.
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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.In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers found.

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THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- 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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