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    Delaying Hormone Use Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

    Women who begin using hormone therapy close to the time of menopause are at greater risk for breast cancer than those who wait five years or more, a large prospective study found. Among current users of estrogen-only hormone formulations who began the therapy soon after menopause, the risk of breast cancer was significantly higher than in nonusers (RR 1.43, 95% CI 1.35 to 1.51, P<0.001), according to Valerie Beral, MBBS, and colleagues from the University of Oxford in England. But for those who deferred the therapy for five years or more, the relative risk was not increased (RR 1.05, 95% CI 0.89 to 1.24, P=0.6) the researchers reported online in…

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    Breast Cancer Recurrence Impacted By Stress

    Women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer who have also endured previous traumatic or stressful events see their cancer recur nearly twice as fast as other women, according to a report by a University of Rochester Medical Center scientist.

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    Screening — Symptoms

    Screening for breast cancer before there are symptoms can be important. Screening can help doctors find and treat cancer early. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early.