Shannen Doherty just shared some amazing news! In a touching post, the 45-year-old Charmed actress revealed that she is in remission! Shannen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2015, completed her chemotherapy treatments back in February and has been waiting for this news. “Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. [...]
Donald Trump announced Friday that he is appointing an opponent of abortion, science, contraception, same-sex marriage, and common sense to the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who was until recently president of the radical anti-abortion group Americans United for Life, will serve as the agency’s assistant secretary for public affairs.
Here we go again. Pretty much all of Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments are troubling and problematic so it’s hard to know where exactly to start with this one. On Friday, he announced that he will be appointing Charmaine Yoest as the assistant secretary for public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Show More Summary
Trial heard Ian Paterson invented cancer risk and claimed for expensive procedures, with patients left traumatised and scarred A leading breast cancer surgeon has been convicted of carrying out unnecessary operations on patients who were left traumatised and scarred. Show More Summary
The day after I told Nell she had seven metastases to her brain, she sent me flowers. She was my patient; I was her oncologist. I had met her one year prior, when she was well into her cancer journey, stage IV breast cancer at diagnosis. I took over from her current oncologist, who was […]
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) IDIBELL scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this resistance after a period of rest from the treatment.
When Margaret Abe-Koga was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she was as surprised as anyone. After all, no one ever had breast cancer in her Japanese-American family, she doesn’t have the genetic marker, and she’d been led to believe that Asian-Americans weren’t — as Abe-Koga put it — “a high-propensity...
The American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, announced that Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, is among its newly elected class of Fellows of the AACR Academy.
This weekend over 1,600 surgeons will be in Las Vegas for the 18th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Media coverage of this conference is usually substantial for several reasons; not the least of which is that breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women. […]
D.J. is a 55 year-old woman with recently diagnosed early-stage left-sided breast cancer. She just had a lumpectomy to remove the tumor, and now has to decide whether to undergo chemotherapy after surgery. Her oncologist carefully discusses the clinical and pathologic data about her tumor, in terms D.J. can understand. She discusses the risks, benefits, […]
We spoke to five women under 35 who have undergone mastectomies about their recovery from breast cancer.
Breast rashes or changes do not usually indicate breast cancer, but can be symptoms of two rare but aggressive types. When should you see a doctor?
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.
A cancer survivor shared her moving story of how she came to embrace her prosthetic leg on reality dating show First Dates. Sarah, 21, was on a date with Phil, who lost his mum to breast cancer when he was 17, when she talked about her experience of dating after having her leg amputated. Show More Summary
Melissa Etheridge is a lot of things: a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter with more than three decades of music tucked under her belt and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a breast cancer survivor, a mother of four, a gay-rights advocate and a noted cannabis supporter. She’s always shot from the hip and written from […]
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Women treated with aromatase-inhibitors (AI) for breast cancer experience a two to four-fold increase in bone loss compared to the normal rate of bone loss with menopause -- and as a result they are at heightened risk of fracture. Show More Summary
A breast cancer awareness organization that focuses on helping young women hired a former Planned Parenthood leader as its CEO this month. Bright Pink, which encourages early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, announced the hire Monday in a news release. Its new CEO, Katie Thiede, is the former vice […]
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said the combination of its experimental breast cancer drug and a commonly used treatment met the main goal of a late-stage study in an interim analysis, setting the stage for a regulatory submission later this year.
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. Show More Summary
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Researchers at the Jules Bordet Institute - Université libre de Bruxelles, VIB and KU Leuven published this 21 of April an important study offering a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. Show More Summary