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Doctors working to develop breast cancer vaccine

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A group of Cleveland Clinic researchers are working to create a vaccine that may be able to help prevent breast cancer."What we're trying to do is what a lot of people thought was impossible," said Dr. Vince Tuohy with the Cleveland Clinic. More>>

Breast cancer fears

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A growing number of young breast cancer patients are choosing to have major preventive surgery on the off chance it will ward off future cancers and extend their lives. However, experts say there's no strong evidence it works." More>>

Nuts may lower risk breast cancer risk

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Young women who eat peanut butter and other nuts may be lowering their risk for breast cancer later in life. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine analyzed data from a study of 9,000 young women. More>>

Daily tasks a challenge for many older breast cancer patients

Many older women with newly diagnosed breast cancer have difficulty doing daily tasks, and the problem is especially common among black patients, according to a new study. More>>

Shorter radiation course appears effective for early breast cancer

In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. More>>

Report sees continued advances in war against cancer

Nearly 14 million people in the United States, or one in 23, are now cancer survivors. More>>

FDA panel backs wider use of drug to treat early stage breast cancer

U.S. advisers endorsed on Thursday the broader use of a drug already used to treat advanced breast cancer that also appears to shrink early stage breast tumors. More>>

Researchers focus on likelihood of breast cancer recurrence

Researchers say they've identified a genetic indicator of the long-term risk of breast cancer recurrence. More>>

Can some women safely skip breast surgery?

Women with certain breast tissue abnormalities that raise their risk for cancer can safely take a wait-and-see approach rather than rush into surgery, a new study suggests. More>>

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  • Breast Cancer: Breast Screening

    Breast Cancer: Breast Screening

    Sunday, September 29 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-09-29 18:51:28 GMT
    Breast cancer screening means checking a woman's breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Three main tests are used to screen the breasts for cancer.
    Breast cancer screening means checking a woman's breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Three main tests are used to screen the breasts for cancer.
  • Breast Cancer: What is Breast Cancer?

    Breast Cancer: What is Breast Cancer?

    Sunday, September 29 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-09-29 18:55:00 GMT
    A breast is made up of three main parts: glands, ducts, and connective tissue. The glands produce milk. The ducts are passages that carry milk to the nipple.
    A breast is made up of three main parts: glands, ducts, and connective tissue. The glands produce milk. The ducts are passages that carry milk to the nipple.
  • Breast Cancer: Be aware and keep healthy

    Breast Cancer: Be aware and keep healthy

    Sunday, September 29 2013 2:41 PM EDT2013-09-29 18:41:25 GMT
    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in U.S. women. It is estimated that each year about 210,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and around 40,000 die from the disease.
    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in U.S. women. It is estimated that each year about 210,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and around 40,000 die from the disease.
  • Breast Cancer: Get a mammogram

    Breast Cancer: Get a mammogram

    Sunday, September 29 2013 2:41 PM EDT2013-09-29 18:41:25 GMT
    From National Cancer Institute:Get a Mammogram Every 1 to 2 Years Take care of your health now, so you can be there for your family later.Are you at risk for breast cancer? Simply being a woman and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer.
    From National Cancer Institute:Get a Mammogram Every 1 to 2 Years Take care of your health now, so you can be there for your family later.Are you at risk for breast cancer? Simply being a woman and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer.
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