Breast Cancer

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Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- There's good news for women battling a particularly difficult form of advanced breast cancer.

In a new study of patients with so-called "hormone receptor-positive" breast cancer that's spread beyond the breast, women who received a combo of two anti-estrogen drugs right away lived many months more than those who got just one drug, the researchers found.

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High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say.

In a study of more than 3 million U.S. women with health insurance, the researchers found that those in plans with high deductibles waited several months more for a breast cancer diagnosis or treatment, versus women in low-deductible plans.

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