If breast cancer screening of all women were ended in the United States, as suggested in a recent NEJM article, 15,000 - 20,000 more women each year would die from breast cancer. Thousands more would endure extensive and expensive treatments than if their cancers were found early by a mammogram.
A larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI, a new study of predominantly white women finds. The study fails to confirm previous findings that body shape itself is an independent risk factor for breast cancer.
Robin Roberts is alive, well... and incredibly grateful. The Good Morning America anchor, who has overcome breast cancer and a blood/bone marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome, is featured in the latest issue of People. "I feel...Show More Summary
ATLANTA – April 16, 2014— A study of predominantly white women finds a larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI. The study, by American Cancer Society...Show More Summary
It's been one year since Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of the Divinyls, died from breast cancer. But in this touching video, her hit song lives on — in a new way. Read more...
A song that "celebrates female sexuality like no other" gets redone -- and gets cancer awareness right
When The Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett realized that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last order of business: to repurpose her 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" to encourage women to check their bodies for cancer. Amphlett...Show More Summary
In April of 2013, Dininyls frontwomen Chrissy Amphlett died from breast cancer after an ultrasound and mammogram missed the cancer. Later, Amphlett found a lump on her own through self-examination. It's said that her dying wish was to...Show More Summary
Here's something I never thought I'd say: I just got weepy listening to "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls. In an incredibly touching tribute to the group's frontwoman, Chrissy Amphlett, some of Australia's top singers have recorded a largely acapella version for a video encouraging women to self-examine their breasts for lumps. Show More Summary
Artists such as Olivia Newton John and Sarah McLeod pay tribute to artist and breast cancer victim Chrissy Amphlett, by using her signature hit to spread awareness for the disease with a broad social media campaign. In 2013, Australian rocker Chrissy Amphlett lost her battle against breast cancer. Show More Summary
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have designed a blood test that accurately detects the presence of advanced breast cancer and also holds promise for precisely monitoring response to cancer treatment.
Robin Roberts beat breast cancer and returned to “Good Morning America” in 2008 with a secret — she wouldn’t fight the illness if it returned.
City of Hope researchers found that a microRNA called miR-105 helps cancer metastasize by breaking down the building blocks of blood vessels' barriers, allowing the cancer cells to enter the bloodstream.
A Colorado woman battling Stage 4 breast cancer is desperately looking for a new home for the love of her life — her dog Sherlock. Pat Cudd fell in love with Sherlock, a pit bull mix, when she adopted him from the the Longmont Humane Society four years ago.
Us ladies can always use another reminder to touch ourselves … while checking for lumps on our breasts, obviously. Olivia Newton-John and other Australian celebs teamed up for a cover of the Divinyls’ classic “I Touch Myself” — written by the late Chrissy Amphlett, who died from breast cancer — for this touching reminder. [I [...]
By Peter Geschek: Palbociclib update Early approval hopes of palbociclib, based on Phase 2 data, are fading. At the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego, Pfizer (PFE) presented details of the Phase 2 study. Show More Summary
Women with diabetes are 14 percent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study. "Managing the demands of a chronic condition such as diabetes is challenging for many women, leaving other preventative actions, like screening for cancer, to fall by the wayside," said a physician and author. Show More Summary
When the dreaded diagnosis of breast cancer came in May, several thoughts raced through Carolyn Dempsey’s panicked mind. “First was, ‘Will I live?
Puma Biotech (PBYI) is working on a promising breast cancer drug, but its shares are dropping sharply. Here's what you need to know about neratinib and why Puma investors got nervous.
Noelle, 11, had a clear vision for a bash filled with pink PJs, glittering tiaras and feather boas — all to raise awareness and money for breast cancer survivors.