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Earlier Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Breast Cancer
Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as menopause begins have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who begin the therapy later, according to a new study.
Friendly Flashes
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have discovered hot flashes may help protect women against breast-cancer risk by up to 50 percent.
Is Anti-Estrogen Therapy Also Anti-Lung Cancer?
The anti-estrogen drug (tamoxifen) that helped transform breast cancer treatment may also reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer, according to a new study.
Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
The association between smoking tobacco and lung cancer is inextricable, but it may also increase risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Blocking Renegade Gene Could Stop the Spread of Cancer
Blocking a rogue gene known as WWP2 has led scientists at the University of East Anglia to better understanding of how cancer spreads -- and how to stop it.
False Alarms and Unnecessary Upsets
Patients with false-positive breast cancer mammograms report serious anxiety and a reduced quality of life for at least one year, according to new research from the Netherlands.
Toxic for the Ticker?
A recent study from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute has found breast cancer drug bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech) appears to increase risk of congestive heart failure.
Ancient Fruit, Future Superfood?
Mangos pack more than delicious flavor, it turns out. The fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent has been shown to prevent and halt development of certain colon and breast cancer cells.