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The Checkup Archive: breast cancer

Breast cancer decline stalls

The rate at which women are being diagnosed with breast cancer has stopped falling, according to a new analysis of federal data released Monday. The analysis of data collected by the National Cancer Institute found no significant change in the overall incidence rate for breast cancer among white women between...

By Rob Stein  | February 28, 2011; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  breast cancer, Women's Health, hormones  
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Breast-cancer study questions lymph node removal

Some women with early breast cancer do not appear to need to have their lymph nodes removed, as is often currently recommended, according to a new federally funded study, released Tuesday.

By Rob Stein  | February 8, 2011; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  breast cancer  
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Hot flashes, night sweats may reduce breast cancer risk

It sounds too good to be true, but there might be a bright side to the night sweats, hot flashes and other unpleasantries associated with menopause. A new study finds that women who experience such symptoms may be at reduced risk of several common forms of breast cancer.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 27, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  breast cancer, Cancer, Reproductive Health, Women's Health, menopause  
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Breast implants linked to rare cancer, FDA says

Breast implants linked to rare lymphoma cancer, FDA says.

By Rob Stein  | January 26, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  breast cancer, Cancer, FDA, Women's Health, medical devices  
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Those darned dense breasts

There's now new cause to be aware of how dense your breast tissue is: A study published this morning in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that among women who have had breast cancer, higher breast density appears to raise the risk of a subsequent breast cancer, especially in the breast that was not affected by the first cancer. The study bolsters earlier research linking breast density and cancer risk.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | October 7, 2010; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  breast cancer, Women's Health  
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New study questions mammograms

A new study published in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine analyzed data gathered in Norway between 1996 and 2005 on more than 40,000 women in their 50s and 60s. Regular mammograms reduced the risk of dying from breast cancer by just 10 percent, which is far lower than had been thought,

By Rob Stein  | September 23, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  breast cancer, Cancer, Medical Technology, Reproductive Health, Women's Health  
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