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March 20, 2006

Asymmetrical Breasts and Breast Cancer Linked

According to a new study, having assymetrical breasts may increase the chances that a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers believe the reason may be that estrogen appears to play a role in asymmetry.

In a study published Monday in the journal Breast Cancer Research, researchers reported that each 3.38-ounce increase in breast asymmetry, as measured by mammography, predicted a 50 percent increase in breast cancer risk. (CBS News)

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November 03, 2005

Alcohol May Raise HRT Breast Cancer Risk

Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise their risk of developing the most common kind of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

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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 09, 2005

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. (

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May 31, 2005

Painkillers Associated with Breast Cancer Risk

Taking ibuprofen or aspirin long term appears to be tied a heightened risk of developing breast cancer, a new study indicates, but at this point it is unclear if the association is cause-and-effect. (ABC News)

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July 12, 2004

Stress and Breast Cancer

A new study suggests that stress may contribute to breast cancer and endometrial cancer more than alcohol consumption. (WebMD)

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