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A Less-Invasive Mastectomy Proves Safe for Most Women With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing surgery may help women avoid one of the more traumatic aspects of this breast cancer treatment.

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When Should Breast Cancer Patients Opt for Chemo?

A new genetic test may one day help women and their doctors make more confident decisions.

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Friendships Are Forged In Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients find buddies, exchange advice, and share encouragement with a community of fellow patients in the treatment room.

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Women, Get Your Mammograms: They're Proven to Save Lives

Early detection and treatment for breast cancer have prevented hundreds of thousands of breast-cancer deaths in the United States in the past three decades.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

If you have metastatic breast cancer, how do you know if a clinical trial might be right for you? And what can you expect if you join one?

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Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

African-American women with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer experience higher rates of recurrence and mortality than white women.

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Heart Med Could Prevent Damage Caused by Chemo Drug

Results of a small study suggest the beta-blocker carvedilol, taken with the chemotherapy drug Herceptin, can reduce heart damage risk in cancer patients.

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Acupuncture Helps Joint Pain from Cancer Drug

Treated for breast cancer but stopped aromatase inhibitors due debilitating joint pain? Acupuncture can help.

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Do You Have "Chemobrain"?

If you feel confused or have trouble focusing as you go through cancer treatment, it could be chemobrain. Learn more about what it is and why it happens.

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Have Breast Cancer? Loved Ones Can Help

This study finds that friends and family can have a positive impact on your breast cancer treatment decisions and help you work through your emotions.