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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.

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.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer
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What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer

Mammogram recommendations vary, but it's important for you to know about breast cancer and ask for screenings that seem best for you and your risk factors.

Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk
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Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk

Women with breast symptoms at a regular cancer screening are more likely to develop breast cancer before their next screening, a new study finds.

Risk of Breast Cancer's Return Can Linger for Decades
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Risk of Breast Cancer's Return Can Linger for Decades

Women treated for early stage breast cancer still face a substantial risk of recurrence up to 20 years later, a large, new study shows.

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.

How to Tell if You Have Dense Breasts
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How to Tell if You Have Dense Breasts

You know if your breasts are big. You know if they're small. But do you know if they're dense? It's important to know and to discuss it with your health care professional.

Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
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Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

Newer versions of the birth control pill carry a similar increased risk of breast cancer as earlier ones that were abandoned in the 1990s, a new study reveals.

Future Breast Cancer Care May Use Artificial Intelligence
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Future Breast Cancer Care May Use Artificial Intelligence

Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests.

These Sisters Share Everything—Except the BRCA2 Gene Mutation
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These Sisters Share Everything—Except the BRCA2 Gene Mutation

Sisters Jenny Wikoff, 39, and Julie Buchanan, 37, have done everything together since their childhood in New Jersey. But three years ago, their paths diverged when Jenny tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation.

Hormones and Breast Health
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Hormones and Breast Health

A look at the risks and benefits of different types of estrogen therapies available for patients who are at average, above average, and high risk for breast cancer.

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
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Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often

Women who are overweight or obese may need to be screened for breast cancer more frequently, new Swedish research suggests.

12 Reasons You're Experiencing Breast Pain
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12 Reasons You're Experiencing Breast Pain

If your breasts hurt, don't immediately jump to the worst conclusion. There are many reasons why you could have breast pain, ranging from exercise to medicine.

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. 


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.