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As acupuncture becomes more common, more research is exploring its effects. One new study found that the practice may help some breast cancer patients.
Women with a certain type of breast cancer may be prescribed a medication called tamoxifen to slow the spread of the cancer. In some women, though, tamoxifen causes harmful side effects. A similar medication may lead to fewer such side effects.
Mammograms are recommended every other year for women older than 50. But this practice draws criticism because the screening emits radiation and can lead to false positives and overdiagnosis.
High public awareness of breast cancer has driven charity walks and fundraising from large organizations that stress the importance of regular screening mammograms.
Although there are varying guidelines on when to start and how often to receive mammograms, a new study has reinforced the importance of the breast cancer screening test.