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In this section, access cutting-edge breast cancer news on treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

Strong genetic links for blacks with breast cancer

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers have been working for years to determine whether genetic glitches are driving high rates of especially deadly breast cancer in black women in the United States.

Young Women Experience Sexual Problems After Breast Cancer

Sexual difficulties are common among young women during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a Dutch study. 

UK tries new model for cancer gene testing

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain launched a research program on Monday that should eventually allow all cancer patients to have access to the kind of genetic analysis that led Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to decide to undergo a double mastectomy.

New cancer tools allow patients to reconsider chemo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, doctors are using new tools to help decide when their patients can skip chemotherapy or other harsh treatments.

Jolie example of careful weighing of risks: MDs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer may have stunned fans of the Oscar-winning actress, but doctors say her choice is shared by many other women with a high genetic risk for breast cancer.

Ovarian cancer fall sped up as hormone use dropped

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ovarian cancer rates in the U.S. began to decline faster in 2002 around the time many older women went off hormone replacement therapy, according to a new study.

Creative arts may ease cancer-related anxiety, pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Music, art and dance therapy may relieve anxiety and similar symptoms among people with cancer, according to a new analysis of past studies.

Actress has double mastectomy to elude breast cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer and says she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening disease.

Reasons Young Women Stop Taking Tamoxifen Vary Over Time

A recent French study found that 42 percent of young women stopped taking tamoxifen within the first two years of treatment, before their treatment ended, due to several reasons. 

Insurance law tied to more breast reconstruction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many more breast cancer patients had breast reconstruction following a 1998 federal law mandating insurance coverage for the procedure, according to a new study.

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