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New drug for one in five breast cancers

By: Michelle Roberts(Health editor)| BBC News online ・Many more women could be helped by a new type of breast cancer drug, say experts ・Biological therapies are currently only available as part of clinical trials, but hold great promise ・Experts estimate as many as one in five patients might benefit Around 10,000 women a year in […]

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The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Fight Cancer

By Eric Metcalf; Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD | everydayHEALTH An anti-cancer diet is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends, for example, that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and eat the right amount of food to stay […]

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10 Essential Facts About Breast Cancer

By Cathy Cassata; Reviewed by Kalyan Banda, MD | everydayHEALTH As scary as breast cancer is, learning about the disease can be empowering. Chances are you have a friend or family member who’s faced breast cancer. After all, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during their lives [in […]

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Avoiding Weight Gain After Breast Cancer

Excess weight can be an unwanted side effect of chemotherapy, but it doesn’t have to be. By Beth W. Orenstein Reviewed by Judy Mouchawar, MD, MSPH | everydayHEALTH Breast cancer survivors with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer gained more weight within five years of treatment than women who didn’t have the disease, […]

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Self-Blame And Breast Cancer: Don’t Go There

Kathryn E. Livingston | Huffington Post When something “bad” happens to us, we often second-guess the reasons. Eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thing I did was start beating myself up. I must have “caused” this disease myself. In my mind, I went over a litany of things I […]