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Black, Hispanic Women Increasingly Likely to Refuse Surgery for Early Breast Cancer

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By: Jason Harris From: onclive.com Incidence of surgery refusal has increased by nearly 50% among Black and Hispanic women with potentially curable, nonmetastatic breast cancer over the past decade, according to findings from an analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data. Incidence of surgery refusal has increased by nearly 50% among Black and Hispanic women with potentially curable, …

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Study: Lower breast cancer risk in some Hispanic women

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By: Kayleigh Sommer From: valleymorningstar.com A genetic deviation that is common in some Hispanic women with Native American lineage appears to lower the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Published in the Oct. 20 issue of Nature Communications, the new study showed that women who carry the variant have breast tissue that appears less dense on mammograms. …

Most Women Don’t Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey

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From: Drugs.com Most women do not have an accurate idea of their personal risk of breast cancer, according to a new survey that polled more than 9,000 women. “Only 9.4 percent of the women surveyed were accurately able to tell you their lifetime breast cancer risk,” said study researcher Dr. Jonathan Herman. Four in 10 women had never discussed their …

In Resistant Breast Cancer, Two Antibodies Are Better Than One

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Israeli-devised ‘double whammy’ antibody is a promising approach to a deadly aggressive form of breast cancer. By Rivka Borochov Breast cancer is often thought of as a curable disease if caught early. But there is an aggressive type with poor prognosis because existing drugs don’t seem to work. Called triple negative breast cancer, it occurs in about one in six …