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The Nurses Health Study and the Nurses Health Study II are studies which collect extensive questionnaire data prospectively, including data about diet. The study now contains well over 200,000 female nurses. …

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Risk Of Contralateral Breast Cancer Is Falling

Risk Of Contralateral Breast Cancer Is Falling Contralateral (opposite) breast cancer has declined annually in the USA by approximately 3% from the mid-1980s to 2006. Multiple explanations have been put forth, including the use of tamoxifen in the 1980s and 90s, aromatase inhibitors (anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane) in the early 2000s, a shift toward taxanes (Taxol…

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Surgery On The Axillary Lymph Nodes Continues To Evolve

Surgery On The Axillary Lymph Nodes Continues To Evolve The modern era of lymph node surgery began at the turn of the last century with a surgeon named William Halstead. He developed a breast cancer procedure that included removing the breast, chest wall muscles, and the underarm lymph nodes (axillary lymph nodes). It included the…

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Is Mammographic Breast Density Related To Blood Hormone Levels?

Is Mammographic Breast Density Related To Blood Hormone Levels? Mammographic breast density (MD) refers to the amount of breast and fibrous tissue seen on a mammogram compared to fatty tissue. For instance, the mammogram on the left shows mostly fatty tissue seen as primarily grey. On the other hand, the mammogram on the right indicates…

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