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Breast Cancer
 
'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss...
SOURCES: Julie Nangia, M.D., assistant professor and breast cancer expert, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society; Richard Bleicher, M.D., breast clinical service line leader and associate professor, surgical oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 14, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association
2/14/2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 -- Scalp cooling caps can help breast cancer patients save their hair from the ravages of chemotherapy, a pair of new studies suggests.

More than half of women fitted with cooling caps kept their hair during chemotherapy in the world's first randomized clinical tria...

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Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk...
SOURCES: Kristin Byrne, M.D., chief, breast imaging, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Cynara Coomer, M.D., chief, breast surgery, and director, Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center, Staten Island University Hospital, New York City; Feb. 2, 2017, news release, University of California, San Francisco
2/2/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- Women whose breasts are predominantly made up of more dense, glandular tissue face higher odds for breast cancer, a new study finds.

The researchers added that, based on their study of 200,000 women, breast density may be the most important gauge of breast cancer...

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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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