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By Lillie Shockney, R.N., M.A.S.
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Facts About the Nipple Aspirate Test

A nipple aspirate might add to your frustration rather than provide definitive answers for you. Most importantly, though, this procedure is by no means a substitute for a mammogram.  More »

Exercise to Reduce Joint Pain Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

Hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers, which make up about 70 percent of all breast cancers, are stimulated to grow by the estrogen that is produced naturally in a woman’s body. Luckily, though, these common cancers can be treated with aromatas...  More »

Stereotactic Biopsy: What You Need to Know

If you find yourself wondering, or if you have a girlfriend who is or will be having a core needle biopsy, here is the process that the medical technician should follow to ensure that the right area is captured in the biopsy tissue that is removed.  More »

Breast Density and Breast-Cancer Risk: What's the Connection?

There is now a more rapid and automated way to measure the density of breast tissue, and researchers are learning how to use these measurements to predict the risk of breast cancer in younger women.  More »

Eat Tomatoes to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A diet rich in tomatoes may actually help protect postmenopausal women who are at risk of breast cancer.  More »

Negative BRCA Gene Test May Not Lower Breast Cancer Risk

That’s right. You heard it here. Women who have family members with BRCA 2 gene mutations, but who themselves test negative for that gene, should not assume they are going to get off scot free.  More »

Learning More about Breast Cancer in African American Women

We learned a few years ago that there appear to be some biological differences between the breast cancers that occur in white women and the ones that occur in African American women.  More »

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers have proven that there is now a solution to the chronic hot flashes caused by breast cancer treatment.  More »

Did You Take Your Multivitamin Today?

Older women with invasive breast cancer—cancer that has spread outside of the breast duct—may gain a new advantage from taking a multivitamin each day.  More »

Cholesterol and Breast Cancer: What's the Connection?

For decades, we thought "nothing" was the answer to this question. Now, the results of some new research imply that breast cancer and cholesterol may indeed be linked together.  More »

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