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Not All Breast Cancers Created Equal

Mon Sep 8, 2003

By Colette Bouchez
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDayNews) -- Not all breast cancer  tumors are alike, and not all play by the same rules. And that, in turn, may dramatically affect the course of the disease and the choice of treatment.


Miso Soup, Soy Compound Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) June 17 - Japanese women who are frequent eaters of miso soup, a soy-filled staple of Japanese cuisine, and soy ingredients called isoflavones appear to be less likely to develop breast cancer, researchers reported Tuesday.

Women in Asian countries have only a fraction of the risk of breast cancer seen in Western countries, and the current findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggests isoflavone intake might help explain why.


Strong Identical Twin Breast Cancer Link Identified

Wed Jul 24, 2002

LONDON (Reuters) - Women who have an identical twin with breast cancer have four times the normal chance of developing the disease themselves, American scientists said on Tuesday.

The risk is higher than researchers had previously thought and highlights the role of genetics in the development of the disease, which kills more than 370,000 women worldwide each year.