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FDA approves new breast cancer drug

...Administration today approved Ellence, known chemically as epirubicin, for treatment of node-positive, early-stage breast cancer. Some 180,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. About 75,000 of them need "adjuvant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/17/tec_270490.shtml
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Bone-building drug cuts risk of return

...already spread to the bone. The new study involved 1,800 premenopausal women taking hormone treatments for early-stage breast cancer. Zometa cut by one-third the chances that cancer would recur -- in their bones or anywhere else. "This...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/01/bus_460685.shtml
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More choose invasive surgery

...that I probably don't have any reason to." After decades of progressing toward less invasive surgery for early-stage breast cancer patients, some women opting for mastectomy are also asking for the other noncancerous breast to be removed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-10-04/more-choose-invasive-surgery
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Genetic test aids cancer patients

...Ms. Tindall, avoid chemotherapy, Dr. Keaton said. The test is approved right now only for patients with early-stage breast cancer tumors that have not spread to the lymph nodes and that are sensitive to estrogen, Dr. Keaton said. But this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/12/met_450039.shtml
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Grant may aid cancer center

...breast cancer patients, said Pam Anderson, breast health specialist at University Breast Health Center. "Early-stage breast cancer has a greater survival rate and more treatment options," she said. FOR MAMMOGRAMS Women who might not otherwise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/19/met_349058.shtml
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Doctors test if newer methods fight breast cancer

...qualify for a lumpectomy - removing just the tumor, not the whole breast. A lumpectomy plus radiation cures early stage breast cancer just as well as breast-removing mastectomies do. But daily radiation treatment for about six weeks is an inconvenience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/11/liv_41991.shtml
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Test may help rule out need for chemotherapy

SAN FRANCISCO -- Many women with early-stage breast cancer might be spared unnecessary chemotherapy if doctors check their tumors for proteins that help reveal whether the disease will spread...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/04/tec_286075.shtml
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Medicare's HMO breast cancer care lauded

...health maintenance organizations are better than traditional fee-for-service plans at diagnosing and treating early stage breast cancer, but the differences between the two types of plans are not consistent, according to a new study by federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/04/ent_255094.shtml
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