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  1. Both tamoxifen and anastrozole work very well at helping to prevent early breast cancer coming back after surgery.…

  2. Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after an early menopause does not increase the risk of breast cancer as the HRT dose is low.…

  3. A mastectomy will almost certainly cure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). If you need to have the breast removed you can have a new breast shape made.…

  4. The pill does increase the risk of some cancers, but lowers the risk of others.…

  5. Poorly differentiated refers to how the cancer cells look under a microscope. It means that the cells don't look much like normal cells.…

  6. Being overweight is a risk factor for a number of different diseases, including various types of cancer.…

  7. Breast calcification means that there are deposits of calcium inside the ducts of your breast. This is quite common and shows up on mammograms.…

  8. Triple negative breast cancers are cancers that don’t have receptors for oestrogen, progesterone or Her2.…

  9. Black people generally do not have a higher risk of cancer but for some types of cancer the rates do vary between ethnic groups.…

  10. It is not clear whether IVF treatment can increase the risk of cancer.…

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