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Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer
Date:4/21/2010

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Another study presented at the meeting found that evaluating breast cancer risk in younger women can be done effectively by using DXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry), a lower-radiation option to mammography.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about breast density.



SOURCES: Celine Vachon, Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Joanne Mortimer, M.D, vice chairwoman, medical oncology, and director, women's cancer programs, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, Calif.; American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, April 17-21, Washington, D.C.


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