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Calorie Restriction Lowers Breast Cancer Risk
New research has found that calorie restriction may significantly lower the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

Wealthy Women More Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction
Wealthy women and more educated women are more likely to have breast construction after mastectomies, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. They also found that black women are less likely to undergo reconstruction.

Christina Applegate Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.

Safeway to Donate $17 Million for Breast Cancer Research
After a successful month of fundraising in all of its stores, Safeway Inc. has announced that it will donate nearly $17 million for breast cancer research and prevention programs in the United States and Canada.

Sun Exposure Protects Against Advanced Breast Cancer
Fair skinned women who get more sun exposure and vitamin D have a lower risk of advanced breast cancer.

Serta Counting Sheep for the Cure Essay Contest
In partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Serta is running the Counting Sheep for the Cure essay contest. Two winners will win a $10,000 bedroom makeover from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Thom Filicia.

10 Ways to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
Breast cancer prevention - 10 things you can do to reduce your risk, from limiting alcohol intake to eating more eggs.

White Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Get Chemo
Black women are less likely than white women to receive chemotherapy and Tamoxifen treatment for breast cancer. Is it because doctors treat black women differently than white women?

Mother's Hip Size May Affect Daughter's Breast Cancer Risk
Your mother's hips may determine whether or not you get breast cancer.

Misdiagnosed Woman Undergoes Double Mastectomy for No Reason
A 35-year-old single mother from New York has undergone an unnecessary double mastectomy after her biopsy results were mixed up with another woman's.

Gatorade and the NFL Auction Pink Towels for Breast Cancer
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gatorade is teaming up with the NFL to raise funds for breast cancer.

All Types of Alcohol Raise Breast Cancer Risk
New research suggests that drinking any kind of alcohol - beer, wine, and spirits - raises a woman's risk of breast cancer by 30 percent.

Acrylamide Not Linked to Breast Cancer
New research suggests that acrylamides in food like French fries and coffee many not cause breast cancer, but

Typical Western Diet Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Chinese women eating a typical Western diet containing lots of meat, sugar, and dairy products have a much higher risk of breast cancer than those who eat a traditional Chinese diet of vegetables and soy.

Breast Cancer Treatment Doubles Leukemia Risk
A new study suggests that women 65 and older who took growth factors to boost their immune systems during chemotherapy doubled their risk of developing leukemia.

MammaPrint Genetic Test for Breast Cancer Recurrence Approved
The FDA has approved a genetic test to detect possible recurrence of early stage breast cancer down the road.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Affecting Many Latinas
New research has found that Latinas are getting an aggressive form of breast cancer - known as triple negative carcinoma - at alarmingly high rates.

Women Stopping Aromatase Inhibitors Due to Side Effects
Many women stop taking breast cancer drugs called aromatase inhibitors before the five-year drug course is over because of severe side effects.

Welsh Woman Says Herceptin Gave Her Back Her Life
Jacqueline Williams believes Herceptin is the reason she has been free from breast cancer for the last five years.

Dense Breasts Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Women with dense breasts may be more likely to get breast cancer than other women.

Breast Cancer Error Costs One Woman's Life
A woman has died after an x-ray technician misread her mammogram and those of 18 other women.

Fewer American Women Getting Mammograms
Fewer American women are getting

Doctors Shortchanging Some Women on Chemo
New research indicates that obese or poorly educated women are being shortchanged when it comes to chemotherapy.

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