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THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of breast cancer decreased overall from 1999 to 2018, but incidence increased among women aged 20 to 39 years and for non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander women, according to research published in the Jan. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug, added to chemotherapy, may benefit women with an aggressive form of breast cancer, suggests an early study offering much-needed good news.

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The annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was held from Dec. 7 to 10 in San Antonio and attracted 8,000 participants from around the world, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, researchers, and other health care professionals. The conference highlighted recent advances in the risk, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer, with presentations focusing on emerging treatments in hard-to-treat patient populations, including patients with metastatic breast cancer.

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Shelly Lawrence distinctly remembers Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. It was Labor Day, and she was excited to spend time with her family. While getting out of bed, Lawrence remembers her hand brushing the area by her left breast and feeling a large bump.

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Priorities— Lawrence said it is important to give yourself grace and to feel any emotions that come up, especially after being diagnosed with …

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Family— Shelley Lawrence stands with her son Plez. Plez helped Lawrence come to a decision about having a double masectomy. 

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Christy Adams prepares a kit from her home office. Her care packages reach individuals through clinics or directly by mail.

NEWPORT—The American Cancer Society estimates that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. For some, the diagnosis alone can feel paralyzing. For 53-year-old Christy Adams, who overcame stage 3 breast cancer in January, her constitution prevailed. Now she answers a calling from within to help new patients facing for themselves what she went through last year.