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How to Buy a Bra That Actually Fits

Lori Kaplan, who owns the intimate-apparel store Bra Tenders in New York City and has fitted celebrities like Brooke Shields and Uma Thurman, shares a few of her tricks for finding the perfect brassiere. Swoop and scoop Lean forward and pull your boob tissue into the center of your cups. …

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Should Women With Lumpy Breasts Get Mammograms Earlier?

If I have lumpy breasts, should I start getting mammograms at an earlier age? Nope, not necessarily. Women with lumpy breasts don’t
have a higher risk of breast cancer, so there’s no reason 
to suggest earlier screening. The technical term for lumpy breasts is “fibrocystic breasts,” and the lumps are nodules …

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More Women Surviving Breast Cancer, Dutch Study Finds

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says. The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that survival rates improved …

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Amy Robach on What Life After Breast Cancer Is Really Like

It’s been nearly two years since Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach announced her breast cancer diagnosis on live TV, following an on-air mammogram that colleague Robin Roberts urged her to get. In Amy’s new memoir, Better ($27, amazon.com), she writes candidly about her mastectomy, chemotherapy, and recovery over the …

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Delays Can Be Deadly in Early

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The sooner early stage breast cancer patients have surgery following their diagnosis, and chemotherapy after their surgery, the better their chances of survival, two new studies find. In one study, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia analyzed …

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If All Women Breastfed, 800,000 Lives Might Be Saved

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If nearly all women worldwide breastfed their infants and young children, there would be about 800,000 fewer children’s deaths and 20,000 fewer breast cancer deaths a year, researchers report. That decrease in children’s deaths is equivalent to 13 percent of all deaths in …

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