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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.

Counsel women with likely BRCA family history: panel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors should screen women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer to see if the cancers might be due to certain mutations - and if so, women should be counseled about their personal risks before getting tested, a government-backed panel said this week.

Radiation Therapy After Surgery Less Likely for Young Women

Young women may not be receiving radiation therapy after lumpectomy as often as would be optimal.

Record gene haul points to better cancer screening

LONDON (Reuters) - New research has nearly doubled the number of genetic variations implicated in breast, prostate and ovarian cancer, offering fresh avenues for screening at-risk patients and, potentially, developing better drugs.

Cutting copays may increase women's cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More women may get screened for breast and cervical cancers if they don't have to pay for the tests, according to a new study from Japan.

Study Shows Need for Radiation after Mastectomy

An analysis of previous clinical trials may help define situations with a higher risk of recurrence for women who have mastectomy without radiation therapy. The findings may help clarify when doctors should recommend radiation. 

Cognitive Problems Common for Young Women After Treatment

Almost 60 percent of young women treated for breast cancer had memory loss or other cognitive problems up to 28 months after diagnosis, French researchers found.

Less frequent mammograms OK after 50: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In the latest installment in the mammogram debate, a new study finds that getting a mammogram every other year instead of annually did not increase the risk of advanced breast cancer in women aged 50 to 74, even in women who use hormone therapy or have dense breasts, factors that increase a woman's cancer risk.

Qigong Shows Promise in Improving Quality of Life

Qigong may help ease symptoms of depression in women undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer and also lessen fatigue in those who reported symptoms of depression before beginning treatment, a study shows. 

African-American Women Experience Unique Survivorship Outcomes

A recent study found that African-American women with breast cancer reported more fatigue, worse hot flashes and worse sleep quality than African-American women without cancer. Yet overall, both groups of women reported nearly the same level of social support, emotional distress and life satisfaction. 

After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to walk away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavor) ice cream.

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