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No...antiperspirants have not been linked to breast cancer. Otherwise, you would not see anyone using them.
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Doctors all over the country are conducting many types of clinical trials (research studies in which people volunteer to take part). They are...
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Breast cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the breast divide and multiply in an uncontrolled fashion. The cells can invade nearby tissue...
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Yes, in most circumstances, insurance should cover the genetic test for breast cancer.
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The exact cause of breast cancer is not known. Female hormones and increasing age play a part. The chances that you will develop breast cancer...
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The importance of an accurate diagnosis cannot be overstated. It is the precise diagnosis that determines the recommended treatment. Treatment must...
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Surgery may be used to treat metastatic breast cancer. Mastectomy may be used to treat breast cancer that has recurred in the breast (local...
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There are a number of exercises that you can do to relax during your breast cancer fight. These exercises include breathing, muscle and mind...
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A large U.S. study looked at high-risk women and compared the ones who took Nolvadex for five years with others who took a pill without Nolvadex...
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Male breast cancer is a rare condition, accounting for about 1% of all breast cancers. Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men...
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A large U.S. study looked at high-risk women and compared the ones who took tamoxifen (Soltamox) for five years with others who took a pill without...
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The American Cancer Society defines high-risk as women with a greater than 20% lifetime risk of breast cancer. This includes women with BRCA1 and...
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The exact cause of breast cancer is not known. After you have had breast cancer, you have a higher than average risk of cancer. When cancer comes...
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Follow-up care after treatment for breast cancer is important. Recovery is different for each woman. Your recovery depends on your treatment, whether...
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Prognostic indicators are characteristics of a patient and her tumor that may help a doctor predict a recurrence of breast cancer. These are some...