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Girl, 12, Hangs Self After Mother Dies Of Breast Cancer

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

Accurately Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

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 […]

After Double Mastectomy, Woman Feels Better Than Ever About Her Body (PHOTOS)

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 Transforming Lives Of Breast Cancer Survivors

3D Tattoos are gaining in popularity on the body art scene, but now they're helping breast cancer survivors through the healing process.

Topless Woman Confronts GOP Official With Mastectomy Scar to Protest Defunding of Planned Parenthood

"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

A Simple Path to Resilience

A simple path to resilience From moving more and eating well to taking time to relax, discover simple things you can do to nurture your inner strength. Coping with pain after breast surgery Nerves are often cut in breast cancer surgery, possibly leading to different types of chest pain. See how to find relief. Melanoma […]

21-gene recurrence score and receipt of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a large group of Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new article.

Woman strips to show fresh mastectomy scars as Virginia official calls to defund Planned Parenthood

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Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian was interrupted by a breast cancer survivor as he was pushing to defund Planned Parenthood at a recent press conference in Virginia. According to The Roanoke Times, Bedrosian had been on a “crusade” to defund the United Way since a conservative...

Breast Cancer Risk Score Impacts Use of Chemotherapy

A genetic test that helps predict whether some women's breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study found that low-risk patients who had the test appeared to opt for more treatment, and high-risk patients who were tested got less.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test

A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.

What The Media Show Know About Texas' Decision To Defund Cancer Screenings At Planned Parenthood Beginning Sept. 1

In a few days, Texas will cut off all public funding for critical women's health screening at 17 Planned Parenthood clinics across the state. The provision to eliminate state and federal funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings as of September 1 was included in the 2016-17 budget that the Texas legislature overwhelmingly approved in May. Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributor: Let Fear Guide Early Stage Breast-Cancer Decisions

Our emotions can make the unlikely risks of early stage breast cancer feel highly probable, or cloud the perceived benefit of treatment.

Stiffer Breast Tissue in Obese Women Promotes Tumors

Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A new study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.

Blood test could predict breast cancer’s return: study

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An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational Medicine, works by detecting cancer DNA that...

New 'mutation-tracking' blood test could predict breast cancer relapse months in advance

Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumors are visible on hospital scans.The test can uncover small numbers of residual cancer cells that have resisted therapy by detecting cancer DNA in the bloodstream.

Stiffer Breast Tissue in Obese Women Promotes Tumors

Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A Cornell study published this month in Science Translational Medicine explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.

New optical method promises faster, more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer

A new optical method promising faster, more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer is reported in a new article. The researchers used spatial light interference microscopy to obtain quantitative data for tissue analysis, in place of manual inspection.

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

It was not possible to look at or listen to any form of media over the past few days without being inundated by new claims about breast cancer. What sense can we make of the news that treating stage 0 breast cancer doesn't save lives?...Show More Summary

Young black women have a higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously reported

Researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA mutation frequency than that previously reported among young white women with breast cancer.

Study Finds Young Black Women Have a Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Than Previously Reported

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA mutation frequency than that previously reported among young white women with breast cancer.

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