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September 25, 2005

Left-Handedness May Be a Breast Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that left-handed women may be at higher risk for breast cancer than right-handed women. Researchers at University Medical Center in the Netherlands conducted a study over several years and found that left-handed women had a risk of breast cancer more than double that of right-handed women. (Washington Post)

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September 16, 2005

Digital Mammograms for Younger Women

Newer mammograms that allow doctors to use digital imaging to help spot cancer are better than standard X-rays for young women and those with dense breasts, but not for most post-menopausal women, a landmark study concludes. (MSNBC)

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September 9, 2005

Femara After Tamoxifen Beneficial for Breast Cancer

Women with hormone-dependent breast cancer can reduce their chance of tumor recurrence by switching from one cancer-preventing drug to another after five years, researchers report. (Forbes.com)

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Stress May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Here's news that could ease worries about breast cancer: Women with higher levels of daily stress showed a lower risk of developing the disease, according to new research. (Forbes.com)

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