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Poorer women get less chemo

Poorer women with breast cancer are more likely to receive reduced doses of chemotherapy from their doctor, a new study suggests.

Common chemical ups cancer risk

Infants exposed to BBP, a chemical additive used in pipes and other household items, may affect mammary gland development and perhaps increase the susceptibility to breast cancer.

Cancer spreading gene identified

A single gene appears to play a crucial role in deadly breast cancers, increasing the chances the cancer will spread and making it resistant to chemotherapy, researchers say.

Fitness vs. breast cancer

Women who are physically active in the year before they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease, a new study finds.

Mammography rates dropping

Mammography rates among women aged 40 and older are declining, a trend that experts worry could result in more breast cancer deaths down the line.

Bone drug may prevent breast cancer

New results from a large women's health study suggest that bone-building drugs such as Fosamax and Actonel might help prevent breast cancer.

Antiperspirants and breast cancer

An email claiming that the leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirants, is once again doing the rounds. We set out to find out the truth once and for all.

Men with breast cancer high risk

Men who have breast cancer have an increased risk of a second cancer, according to the largest study ever done on the subject.

Aspirin may ward off cancer

A daily aspirin may lower the odds of colon, prostate and breast cancer for people at high risk for those malignancies, researchers at the American Cancer Society report.

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