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This is why it’s so hard to rein in mammogram screenings

I was driving to work the other day, and there was a story on the radio about the Congressional reaction to the latest recommendations for breast cancer screening from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Here’s the background. USPSTF published recommendations in late 2009 for the use of screening mammography in different age […]

A second opinion could save your life

At age 29, Los Angeles resident Liza Bernstein was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

Positive Steps To Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

Last week, the food media celebrity Sandra Lee shared that at the age of 48 she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She joins my rank and the rank of other celebrities, such as Martina Navratilova and Wanda Sykes, afflicted by this diagnosis. Show More Summary

Artists reinterpret Rolls-Royce scale models for charity

A dozen artists were asked to create their own pieces based on 1:18 scale models of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, each of which will be auctioned off to raise funds for breast cancer. Continue reading Artists reinterpret Rolls-Royce scale models...Show More Summary

Underwear Company Features Double Mastectomy Breast Cancer Survivors In Empowering Photo Campaign

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Each October, popular culture becomes awash in pink ribbons, pink balloons and pink shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The publicity of breast cancer research, treatment and survival through the pink campaign may the most well-known...Show More Summary

Remembering Happy Rockefeller, an Early Breast Cancer Advocate 

Ah, midcentury America, where everyone lived by traditional family values in an I Love Lucy haze and nobody did anything scandalous until those goddamn hippies and their Woodstock. If you ignore stories like that of Nelson and Happy Rockefeller, of course. Read more...

Amazing Awareness Campaign Transforms Cartoon Characters Into Breast Cancer Survivors

It's a problem faced by many television characters we know and love, from Kristina Braverman on "Parenthood" to Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City." But breast cancer has rarely made it into animated series. Artist AleXsandro Palombo...Show More Summary

Battling Breast Cancer One Mah Jongg Game at a Time

For recent University of Pittsburgh graduate Alexis Miller, the summer of 2014 was supposed to be fun. She had an internship lined up and plans made with her friends in her hometown of Chicago. She never expected that her mother, Blair...Show More Summary


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Mom with cancer: ‘Grey’s Anatomy saved my life’

In the fifth episode of season three in the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Dr. Miranda Bailey treats a young mother with breast cancer after her lumps were initially mistaken for breast milk at Seattle Grace Hospital. The plot line of this particular episode changed the life of an Israeli woman. Sarit Fishbaine, 35, noticed lumpiness in

Breast Cancer Patient Said Watching ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Saved Her Life

An Israeli woman turned patient was experiencing a life threatening illness and she didn’t even realize it until she watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. According to Yahoo! News, Sarit Fishbaine, said that watching an episode of Grey’s Anatomy might have saved her life. Show More Summary

Mom Battling Breast Cancer “Energized” by Her Five Children with Down Syndrome

For most, the idea of raising five children with Down Syndrome might seem a little crazy. For Leah Spring, it’s been a joy, a beautiful journey, and maybe even a life-saver. You see, while raising those five children, Leah is also battling...Show More Summary

MD Anderson Cancer Center turns to Apple Watch for breast cancer treatment

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is using the Apple Watch to improve the treament regimens of breast cancer patients, citing the advantages of wearables in getting people to change their behavior.

'Happy' Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, dies

A Rockefeller family spokesman says she died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday at her home in Tarrytown, New York. Happy Rockefeller was a well-known socialite and among the first women to publicly speak about her breast cancer diagnosis in the 1970s.

New program to use Apple Watch to track behavioral health of cancer patients

Doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon begin a program that uses the Apple Watch as a support tool for breast cancer patients. The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in New Jersey will use the Apple Watch to track behavioral data in breast cancer patients using a specially-designed application. Show More Summary

Family history of breast cancer doesn't mean a poor prognosis for women who develop the disease

Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the disease face no worse of a prognosis after treatment than other women with breast cancer, a new study concludes. The research offers a positive message for women who may worry about their future in light of a family history of breast cancer.

Sandra Lee Recovery: TV Chef’s Condition Stable After Double Mastectomy

Sandra Lee’s recovery will be difficult, however the TV chef’s condition is stable after she underwent a five-hour double mastectomy. Just a week after announcing the shocking news that she has breast cancer, Lee made the difficult decision to have both of her breasts removed. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Prospects after breast cancer treatment: family history has 'no adverse effect'

Women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer under the age of 41 have an outlook just as good with family history of the disease as without - with similar prognosis of recurrence.

Mom With Breast Cancer Says 'Grey's Anatomy' Saved Her Life: 'That TV Show Was Probably My Sign'

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

An Israeli woman is crediting 'Grey's Anatomy' with saving her life after an episode of the medical drama prompted her to seek a second opinion about a lump in her breast. Two years ago, Sarit Fishbaine visited a breast specialist to get a check-up. Show More Summary

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