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Hormones May Help Younger Women With Menopause Symptoms

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For decades, black women faced lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer than did white women. ColorBlind Images/Blend Image/Corbis hide caption

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A woman's health history and tolerance for different kinds of risks should have a legitimate role in determining the timing of when she starts and stops getting screening mammograms, some leading doctors say. Sally Elford/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is Mammogram Advice Still Such A Tangle? Ask Your Doctor

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The American Cancer Society has pushed back the age at which most women should begin having mammograms to 45. iStockphoto hide caption

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Cancer Group Now Says Most Mammograms Can Wait Till 45

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Although false alarms are not at all unusual when it comes to mammograms, they can cause women much anxiety. Doctors are thinking about ways to ease those fears. iStockphoto hide caption

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Ductal carcinoma in situ sometimes can turn into invasive breast cancer, but there's currently no test that can tell when it's dangerous and when it's not. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Surgeon Seeks To Help Women Navigate Breast Cancer Treatment

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The group of women in a new study with the lowest rate of breast cancer consumed about four tablespoons of olive oil each day. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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Mediterranean Diet With Extra Olive Oil May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

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