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Illustration,Sisters Join Hands to Fight Breast Cancer.

Sisters Join Hands to Fight Breast Cancer
New Study to Discover Causes
Sisters share a lot more than laughter and secrets. They also share genes and many lifestyle choices. Scientists already know that if a woman has a sister with breast cancer, she is twice as likely to develop it, too. But what causes this link? To help scientists figure that out, many women with sisters who have had breast cancer are taking part in a new project called the Sister Study.
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A Pain in the Pelvis
Spreading Cells Can Cause a Condition Called Endometriosis
Pain can be the first sign that something’s wrong—cramping pain in the pelvis or pain during sex. But for women of childbearing age, difficulty getting pregnant is most often what leads them to see a doctor. The culprit, endometriosis, is difficult to diagnose and may require a surgical procedure.
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