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Breast Cancer
 
Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result...
SOURCES: Stefanie Zalasin, M.D., breast imaging specialist, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; Kavita Patel, M.D., medical director, Imaging Center, Lenox Health Greenwich Village, New York City; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, news release, Feb. 9, 2017
2/9/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 -- The trauma of receiving a false-positive result from a mammogram may lead many women to delay or skip their next screening, a new study finds.

A false-positive result means that an aberration on a mammogram looks like it might be cancer. But after tests -- such a...

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Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors...
SOURCES: Fang Fang Zhang, M.D. PhD., assistant professor, epidemiology, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston; Omer Kucuk, M.D., professor, hematology and medical oncology, and director, Integrative Medicine Center, Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta; March 6, 2017, Cancer, online
3/7/2017

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 -- The pros and cons of soy for breast cancer patients have been debated for years.

Now, research involving more than 6,200 breast cancer survivors finds that those who ate the most soy had a lower risk of death from all causes during the nearly 10-year follow-up pe...

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Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey...
SOURCES: Allison Kurian, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor, medicine and of health research and policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.; Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society, Atlanta; Feb. 7, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association
2/7/2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 -- Though testing for two genes that raise breast cancer risk has been around for decades, a new survey finds many high-risk women don't get the test, often because they aren't told to by their doctors.

Among women with the highest risk, about eight of 10 said they w...

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