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Herceptin May Help Treat Small, Early-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancers
November 29, 2010
Research suggests that Herceptin may be able to reduce the risk of recurrence of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancers that are smaller than 1 cm and haven't spread to the lymph nodes. Read more...

Annual Screening with Both Mammography and MRI Seems Better Than Only Mammography for Women with Personal History of Breast Cancer
November 29, 2010
Research suggests that yearly screening with BOTH mammography and breast MRI might be better than only a yearly mammogram for women with a personal history of breast cancer. Read more...

Experimental Medicine May Help Treat Advanced-Stage Breast Cancer
November 19, 2010
A small study suggests that an experimental targeted therapy may be able to treat a variety of advanced-stage cancers (including breast) that have stopped responding to standard treatments. Read more...

Women with Family History of Breast Cancer Benefit from Mammograms Starting at 40
November 17, 2010
A new British study suggests that screening mammograms in women aged 40 to 50 with a family history of breast cancer are beneficial. Read more...

Halaven Approved by FDA to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer
November 15, 2010

The FDA has approved a new chemotherapy medicine, Halaven (chemical name: eribulin), to treat metastatic breast cancer that already has been treated with other chemotherapy medicines. Read more...

Xgeva Slightly Better Than Zometa at Reducing Breast Cancer Bone Complications
November 9, 2010
Research has found that Xgeva (chemical name: denosumab), a new targeted therapy medicine, is somewhat better than Zometa at lowering the risk of bone complications in women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to the bones. Read more...

Women Happier with Silicone Rather Than Saline Implants
November 8, 2010
Research suggests women who chose a silicone gel implant were slightly happier with reconstruction after mastectomy compared to women who chose a saline implant. Read more...

Chemo and Radiation Before Surgery Seems to Reduce Risk of Recurrence for Certain Breast Cancers
November 5, 2010
Research suggests that giving BOTH chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery to remove locally advanced breast cancer can help reduce the risk of the cancer coming back in the breast area in the 5 years after surgery. Read more...

Experimental Osteoporosis Medicine May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
November 4, 2010
An experimental osteoporosis medicine has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Read more...

Antiperspirants Don’t Increase Risk of Skin Reactions During Radiation Therapy
November 1, 2010
A small study suggests that using antiperspirant doesn't increase the risk or severity of skin reactions during radiation therapy. Read more...

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