My aunt died from breast cancer. I think of her often and miss her so much. The memories I have with my aunt Ulla in Sweden are priceless to me. She fought hard and survived longer than anyone suggested she would. She was a strong, brave and inspiring woman. Show More Summary
A free e-book provides practical, science-based advice for lowering breast cancer risk at every stage of life. Written for a lay audience, "Together -- Every Woman's Guide to Preventing Breast Cancer" aims to help women improve their breast health and the breast health of their loved ones.
Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study. Hot flashes are particularly severe and frequent in breast cancerShow More Summary
Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
By: Sara G. Miller Published: 09/02/2015 06:06 PM EDT on LiveScience More men with breast cancer are opting to get both breasts removed, even the healthy one, a new study finds. Between 2004 and 2011, the rates of contralateral prophylactic...Show More Summary
In the breast, cancer stem cells and normal stem cells can arise from different cell types and tap into distinct yet related stem cell programs, according to Whitehead Institute researchers. The differences between these stem cell programs may be significant enough to be exploited by future therapeutics.
Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who don't have the mutations. But a new study by UCLA faculty questions the value of screening...Show More Summary
There has been a significant rise in double mastectomy among men with breast cancer, despite lack of evidence suggesting the procedure is beneficial, according to new research.
Most people assume breast cancer is just a female thing. All those public service posters, fundraising walkathon T-shirts and stuffed animals marketed to raise awareness of the disease are typically saturated in pink, after all.Read full article >>
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Had she faced breast cancer years ago, Gail Brown might have ended up traveling hours to one of the renowned cancer research hospitals in New York or Boston.But when the 68-year-old retiree received her diagnosis this spring, a $40 million, 70,000-square-foot cancer center was opening its doors on a wooded hilltop here. Show More Summary
A colleague complained that during a particular type of critical conversation his advice is ignored. Women with breast cancer deciding whether to have mastectomies disregard his guidance and seem to have reached a conclusion before he discusses the issue. Given that this physician has committed his career to the study and treatment of breast cancer, […]
A new report shows a growing number of men are opting for aggressive surgery, despite limited research on its benefits.
Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research in London have developed a new blood test, or a so-called liquid biopsy, that can detect breast cancer relapse months in advance compared to traditional scans. The technology, published...Show More Summary
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida (UNF) are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the 11th annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Building on the university’s campus […]
One woman spoke up for the rights of all women at a small Virginia news conference last week. On Aug. 21, breast cancer survivor and former Planned Parenthood employee Leigh Anne Woods staged a protest at a news conference during a speech...Show More Summary
Isabel Ann Richardson, 12, from Norwich, tried to cope with her mother’s death from breast cancer. Her brother told her father that she posted distressing images on Instagram. She had been described as a “happy, funny” girl previously, and as a hard-working, pleasant, and polite student by her teachers. Show More Summary
In a study published August 17 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers updated their current breast cancer risk model, which includes density categories – an important factor in determining the possibility of developing the disease – to one that also includes benign biopsy results. The first version of the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium risk […]
Post by Christy Krumm Richard. At the age of 19, BBC Radio presenter Claira Hermet was diagnosed with BRCA1, a genetic mutation that increased her risk of contracting breast cancer to 85 percent. After losing both her mother and sister...Show More Summary
3D Tattoos are gaining in popularity on the body art scene, but now they're helping breast cancer survivors through the healing process.
"They save lives," she said. Breast cancer survivor and all around bad-ass Leigh Anne Woods let Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian have it at an "anti-abortion" event in front of the county administration building on Monday. "You have a problem because they perform abortions," a topless Ms. Show More Summary