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Oral contraceptive pills protect against ovarian and endometrial cancer

A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, involving more than 250,000 women, shows that oral contraceptive use protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer. The protective effect remains for several decades after


Two new genetic variants to breast cancer found

Two new genetic variants to breast cancer found In a worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women, British scientists have discovered two new genetic variants associated with an increased

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Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit

Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancer overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

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3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-mammography, has the

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Risk-based Screening Misses Breast Cancers In Over 40’s

A Chicago study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and

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Common Osteoporosis Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancers

The most common osteoporosis drugs worldwide, bisphosphonates, may also prevent certain kinds of breast cancers, according to two studies led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai