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Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.<p>The research, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal, is the latest in a …

Breast cancer and BRCA mutations: Removing healthy breast saves lives

Women considering a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer often face a difficult decision: whether to remove their healthy breast as well.<p>A new study should make it easier for some of these women to make up their minds. It concludes that patients with a dangerous mutation in their …

Mind over cancer: can meditation aid recovery?

Trials have shown that mindfulness can increase calm and wellbeing, lead to better sleep and less physical pain<p>Cancer leaves many scars. For survivors, the wounds that run deepest are often those left on the mind. Fear, anxiety and depression are common during recovery. But instead of popping a …

'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer' Ad Will Stun You Into Silence

A controversial United Kingdom ad campaign, in which pancreatic cancer patients say they wish they had other cancers, has roused anger.<p>One of the Pancreatic Cancer Action ads shows a 24-year-old woman declaring, "I wish I had breast cancer." The copy then explains how lethal pancreatic cancer is, …

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