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Home Care Nursing Improves Cancer Symptom Management
(Posted: 12/16/2009) - Home care nursing (HCN) improves the management of symptoms in breast and colorectal cancer patients who take the oral chemotherapy drug capecitabine, according to a study published online November 16, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Weight Lifting Does Not Exacerbate and May Improve Lymphedema Symptoms After Breast Cancer
(Posted: 09/16/2009) - Slowly progressive weight lifting did not aggravate limb swelling among breast cancer survivors with lymphedema, according to a randomized clinical trial in the August 13, 2009, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Radiation Therapy Helps Prevent DCIS Recurrence After Breast-Conserving Surgery
(Posted: 03/10/2009) - The addition of radiation therapy to breast-conserving surgery halves the risk of a tumor recurrence compared with surgery alone in women with noninvasive breast tumors, according to a pooled analysis of trial results published January 21, 2009, by the Cochrane Reviews.

Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Cuts Cancer Risk for BRCA1/2 Carriers
(Posted: 02/24/2009) - Surgery that removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes is one of the most effective ways to decrease a woman's risk of breast and gynecologic cancer if she carries a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, according to the Jan. 21, 2009, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Zoledronic Acid Prevents Bone Loss During Estrogen-Suppression Treatment of Breast Cancer
(Posted: 01/09/2007, Updated: 09/16/2008) - Zoledronic acid can prevent treatment-induced bone loss in premenopausal women undergoing total estrogen suppression after surgery for hormone-responsive breast cancer, according to an article published online Jan. 3, 2007, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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