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Osteoporosis Drugs May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Two studies show promise for commonly used biophosphonates

(Newser) - Two new studies suggest that drugs used to improve bone density cut women's risk of breast cancer. In both studies, one of which analyzed data from the huge Women's Health Initiative, those who used biophosphonates seemed to have a 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer. The research isn't definitive,... More »

Hormone Therapy Skews Diagnosis

Drugs increase false mammogram results, unnecessary biopsies

(Newser) - Women who use hormone replacement therapy to combat menopause symptoms are more likely to get false mammogram results and have unneeded biopsies, new research shows. The UCLA analysis of an earlier study of more than 16,000 women found that 35% of those on hormones received skewed test results, as... More »

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