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Dense breasts means higher cancer risk for elderly

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By: Amerigo Allegretto From: auntminnie.com Increased breast density is linked to a higher risk of invasive breast cancer among women ages 65 and older regardless of body mass index (BMI), according to research published August 26 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers led by Dr. Shailesh Advani, PhD, from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles said these results indicate …

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Black women at higher risk for triple-negative breast cancer mortality

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From: healio.com Black women had a significantly higher risk for death due to nonmetastatic triple-negative breast cancer than white women, according to study results published in JAMA Oncology. The difference may be partially explained by disparities in receipt of surgery and chemotherapy, researchers noted. “Black women experience a disproportional burden of poor breast cancer outcomes than white women, which is …

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Low Breast Density Identified as Potential Prognostic Factor for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Risk

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By: Matthew Fowler From: cancernetwork.com Investigators whose work was published in JAMA Network Open found that patients with low mammographic breast density were at higher risk of developing severe lymphedema. Data published in JAMA Network Open found that patients with lower breast density were at a higher risk of developing severe lymphedema. The findings suggest that mammographic breast density can …

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Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer

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By: Tess Eyrich From: ucr.edu Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer Overall, breast cancer rates in the United States have stabilized since the 2000s. But according to the results of a new study led by a researcher from the University of California, Riverside, a subset of women living in the U.S. may be at …