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Insurers Reveal Policies on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

This year, award-winning starlet Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy, after genetic testing showed an 87 percent chance that the actress would develop breast cancer. In light of Jolie's very public medical announcement, many women with a family history of cancer considered taking a similar genetic test.


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Breast Cancer - What You Need to Know

Globally, breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women. Of all women suffering from cancer, 23 percent will be battling breast cancer. The breast cancer mortality rate is also high. Data shows that in 2008, breast cancer caused nearly half a million deaths across the world.

As is generally…

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Vinegar Found to be an Unlikely Cancer Screening Tool

A new, low-cost means of screening for cervical cancer could save tens of thousands of lives in parts of the world where women simply cannot afford expensive cancer screenings treatments. A large clinical trial out of India, which was released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology this week, found cervical swabs using vinegar to be an effective means of screening for cervical cancer where pap…

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US Study: Low Compliance of Mammogram Screening Among Insured Women

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, accounting for around 16 percent of all female cancers. It kills around 519,000 women every year, worldwide. A recent US study, conducted by the Medco Research Institute, reveals that only half of insured women aged over 40 are claiming annual…

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