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Breast Cancer Treatment Takes Toll on Heart

Radiation therapy can help fight breast cancer, but the benefit comes at a cost: an increased risk of heart disease later in life, a new study …

Breast cancer survivor's advice: think through options

For Diana Rowden, life changed in various ways when she was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago.<p>During a routine gynecological exam when she was 38 years old, the doctor examining her breasts thought she felt something unusual.<p>"She didn't feel a lump," said Rowden, now 58 and living in …

Gene clues offer new hope for treating breast cancer - Health - Women's health | NBC News

Closed captioning of: New hope for targeting breast cancer<p>NEW YORK — Scientists reported Sunday that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs …

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Diagnosed with breast cancer? 8 things to ask the doctor

<i>If you’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer, or are close to someone who has, you probably have a lot of questions. Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk, also the director of the</i> <i>Pink Lotus Breast Center</i> <i>in Beverly Hills, spells out what you need to ask the doctor.</i><p>Two words: “It’s cancer.”<p>What …

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Stage 3 Breast Cancer—Treatments and Survival Rates

Stage 3 breast cancer is more advanced than stage 2, but it is not considered metastatic. For this diagnosis, cancer <i>has not spread</i> from the breast to …

Chemo Brain Is Not Just Breast Cancer Patient’s Imagination

Chemo brain — the memory problems and foggy thinking that many cancer patients report after being treated for cancer — isn’t all in the patient’s …