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Breast cancer in a new light: Injection makes cancer cells glow, easier for doctors to see

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SHAFAQNA- Lowcountry doctors are seeing breast cancer in a new light. New technology—an injection—is making cancer easier to spot and easier to treat. Before undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, patients receive an injection. The…

Hair dye linked to risk of breast cancer

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SHAFAQNA- African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and…

Determining when early breast cancer is aggressive — and when it’s not

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SHAFAQNA- When a woman is diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer, how aggressive should her treatment be? Will the noninvasive cancer become invasive? Or is it a slow-growing variety that will likely never be harmful? Seeking to…

Screening MRI for Breast Cancer in Younger Women Sufficient Screening MRI for Breast Cancer in Younger Women Sufficient

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SHAFAQNA- Screening mammography is not needed in addition to MRI for early detection in younger women who are at risk for breast cancer, according to a study presentedat RSNA 2016. Researchers in the Netherlands performed a retrospective review…