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Affordable Care Act Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening Feature
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Affordable Care Act Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening

More American women started getting recommended mammography screening after an "Obamacare" rule made the tests free, a new study finds.

Shedding Pounds May Shrink Breast Cancer Risk
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Shedding Pounds May Shrink Breast Cancer Risk

Losing weight might be a powerful weapon against breast cancer, a new study suggests.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Learn how you can help support breast cancer research, lower your breast cancer risk, and the latest breast cancer health headlines.

New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment
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New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

Could the DNA from a patient's breast tumor help doctors spot whether stray cancer cells are still in her blood?

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines
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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Experts agree that detecting breast cancer early offers a better outlook, but when to start screenings and how often to have them has changed repeatedly.

Hair Dye and Cancer: Is There a Connection?
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Hair Dye and Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Researchers conducted a large new study of women who used permanent hair dye or straighteners, or applied straighteners. Learn what they discovered.

Despite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Fall
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Despite Rise in New Cases, Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Fall

Deaths from breast cancer are still declining in the United States, even as more women are being diagnosed with the disease. Read about this and other health headlines from the week.

What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall
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What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall

Here are the facts on the recent textured breast implant recall, and most importantly, whether you need to worry or not.

Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors
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Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors struggling with common, lasting symptoms stemming from their treatments may find relief in self-applied acupressure.

Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?
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Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?

There's early promise in the quest for a blood test that might spot breast cancer up to five years before clinical signs of the disease appear.

Is There Such a Thing As a More Comfortable Mammogram?
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Is There Such a Thing As a More Comfortable Mammogram?

The next time you find yourself speaking to your health care provider about getting your mammogram, make sure to ask them about all of your options.

The Truth Behind 3D Mammogram Costs
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The Truth Behind 3D Mammogram Costs

What you need to know about how these advance tests are billed to insurance.

For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30
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For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30

Women at increased risk for breast cancer should start receiving mammograms earlier than recommended, even as young as age 30.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Learn how you can help support breast cancer research, lower your breast cancer risk, and the latest breast cancer health headlines.

3 Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Screening
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3 Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to review some facts about breast cancer and breast cancer screening options.

When Should I Get a Mammogram? The Answer and More
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When Should I Get a Mammogram? The Answer and More

From timing to type, mammograms have many women scratching their heads. Get all the details.

Why Your Breast Cancer Might Be Missed
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Why Your Breast Cancer Might Be Missed

For most women, mammograms are the appropriate screening method, but for women with dense breasts, other types of screening may find breast cancer sooner.