After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with humor and a little courage. The 62-year-old's daughter posted before-and-after photos of her mom's drastic new hairstyle, a pink faux-hawk she opted to get before losing her hair to chemotherapy. Show More Summary
Post by Wendy Robinson. Being diagnosed with cancer and facing the prospect of chemo could make you feel like you are in a battle for your life. Luckily, one brave mom has a daughter who made sure she is going to face that battle looking like a WARRIOR. Show More Summary
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.
In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy. Read more...
There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to breast cancer, but I made the decision when I was diagnosed six months ago to make it my business to try and distract myself from all the treatment and doctors and side effects. To wit,...Show More Summary
Black People More Likely To Get Unequal Healthcare In America Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than any other race in America as a matter of fact…. Via HuffPo: More than a
In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro became terribly ill, lost her mother, and was diagnosed with breast cancer, all within a matter of months. But Notaro decided to keep on living, leading to her now famous Largo set, fittingly titled Live, that’s as funny as it is heartbreaking. Show More Summary
Post by Stephanie Booth. It should be what we ALL dream about: breast cancer being wiped off the planet by 2050. But when a U.K. charity recently launched an ad campaign suggesting that was entirely possible, some experts got... upset. Show More Summary
In the United Kingdom, a mother of two girls and her unborn baby boy died just days after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The woman, Kelly Dodgson, was thrilled when she found out she was expecting a son at her 20-week ultrasound. The 33-year-old mother felt she had experienced a healthy pregnancy except for […]
Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D., a metastatic breast cancer researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received a $4.1 million Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) "Era of Hope" Scholar Award. He is investigating two different paths for dealing with these dormant disseminated tumor cells: keeping them asleep and inactive, or destroying them altogether.
Food Network celebrity, Sandra Lee, has suffered a setback in her double mastectomy recovery. The New York Daily News reports her wounds are not healing the way they should, which could lead to additional surgery. Her doctor is monitoring her over the next four weeks before deciding the next step in her treatment. Show More Summary
Melissa Etheridge The Paramount Huntington, NY June 18, 2015 Melissa Etheridge is an open book. The whole world knows about her battle with breast cancer and her indomitable spirit. She even wrote a song about it as "I Run for Life" which was released in 2005 on Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled...
Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes compared to women who received radiation of the entire breast for a period of up to six weeks after surgery. Show More Summary
I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Sorry to say, breast cancer touches everyone. If there is no one that you love that hasn’t been affected by breast cancer, just wait. It’s coming. I have had personal experience with friends and family with breast cancer. There’s Tina, who was my roommate in medical […]
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ESPN reporter Shelley Smith has courageously battled breast cancer, and on Wednesday she was honored at the annual Congressional (...)
A new study by UCLA scientists has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence...Show More Summary
When it comes to breast cancer screening, the density of your breasts affects how well a mammogram can detect cancerous tissues.
Members of Congress pulled on their batting gloves Wednesday night to take on the Washington press corps in the 7th annual Congressional Softball Game. Sure it’s for a good cause (raising money to fight breast cancer), but come on, there’s something else these women are fighting for: bragging rights. “This is real and this is intense,” […]