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Breast cancer patients face increasing number of imaging visits before surgery

Breast cancer patients frequently undergo imaging like mammograms or ultrasounds between their first breast cancer-related doctor visit and surgery to remove the tumor. Evaluations of these scans help physicians understand a person's...

Estrogen may help precancerous cells spread in oral cavity

PHILADELPHIA -- Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer and is on the rise in some demographic groups, including young women without any known risk factors. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center report that estrogen may ...

Fox Chase researchers identify risk factors for the spread of breast...

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 1, 2010) -- Breast cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers in women, afflicts an additional 200,000 women each year and causes about 40,000 deaths annually. The disease often extends to neighboring lymph nodes, in part, thr...

Researchers advocate for more education and attention regarding rare breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA (October 19, 2010) -- Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), an aggressive and rare malignancy, is often initially misdiagnosed as an infection or rash. However, getting the correct diagnosis quickly is critical for patients because the disea...

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