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Lack of exercise may worsen some common symptoms of menopause

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Physical activity carries a long list of proven health benefits, including a lower risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, breast cancer and depression. Might the benefits of exercise extend to menopause as well?Read full article >>

When the oncologist has the ‘breast cancer gene’

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

By the time oncologist and genetics researcher Theodora Ross got her MD and PhD, she needed both hands to count the number of her relatives who had cancer. After her beloved sister Bea died of breast cancer at 38, Ross became determined to study the so-called “breast cancer genes,” BRCA1 and BRCA2.Read full article >>

Pinkwashing Hurts Male Breast Cancer Victims, Too

20 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

About 2,600 men per year are diagnosed with breast cancer. This amounts to just 1 percent of breast cancer victims, but the number is high regardless—especially to those who don’t realize that men can get breast cancer at all. Read more...

How Do I Know If I Have Breast Cancer?

For anyone who has ever discovered a lump in their breast or noticed some sort of physical change in the appearance of their breast or the area around it, the first thought that crosses the mind is that it must be cancer. And it may be or it might not be. Show More Summary

Of Mansplaining and Mastectomies

When it comes to talking about breast cancer, not all men mansplain — but such instances are not isolated.

Medical News Today: Thyroid and breast cancer survivors at risk of the other malignancy

Women who survive either breast cancer or thyroid cancer are more likely to develop the other disease later in life, emphasizing the need for surveillance and awareness.

A new reason to give up soda: Your sugar habit may cause breast cancer

A new study finds that high-fructose corn syrup and even sugars found in fruit can fuel the growth of cancer cells

Go Red for Women to Fight Their Top Killer

We all know that heart disease is one of the top health threats facing men. But many of us forget that this killer doesn't discriminate between genders. While breast cancer gets more attention and concern from women, heart disease is their number 1 killer, causing 1 in 3 deaths among women each year - more than all cancers combined. Show More Summary

Living With Cancer: Guided Imagery May Ease Your Stress

Using imagery to meditate can help with stress of cancer Guided imagery may help you escape the stresses of cancer for a time. Learn how to relax with these easy-to-follow steps. Video: Pink Sisters Women diagnosed with breast cancer are being paired with survivors — Pink Sisters. See how this support system helps ease fears […]

Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment

A new way to use the empty shell of a hepatitis E virus has been developed to carry vaccines or drugs into the body. The technique has been tested in rodents as a way to target breast cancer, and is available for commercial licensin...

Breast Surgeon Yolanda R. Tammaro, M.D. Joins Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Patients Have Enhanced Access to Breast Surgery Expertise in Ocean and Monmouth Counties

World Cancer Day: 70% of Cancer is Preventable

Today is World Cancer Day. Breast cancer survivor Megan O'Hara, the Oscar-nominated producer of the documentary The C Word, said that as we look for a cure there should also be a greater focus on the preventability of many cancers: "It's...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy

Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue.

Fiber and breast cancer risk: holes in Harvard news release set stage for misleading news coverage

Today we’ve published three reviews that look at media messages related to a Harvard study on fiber consumption and breast cancer risk. Harvard news release review: Are we absolutely or relatively sure that increasing dietary fiber reduces...Show More Summary

Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities

Today's World Cancer Day holds special meaning to those of us at Susan G. Komen. While we first put down roots in the U.S. in 1982, we have worked in more than 60 countries since our founding to reduce breast cancer deaths in countries where the disease still carries stigma and shame, and where resources to treat it are scarce. Show More Summary

Meditation eases pain, anxiety and fatigue during breast cancer biopsy

DURHAM, N.C. -- Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser extent. The researchers...Show More Summary

Preventive surgery for women at high risk of breast, ovarian cancer

A new article provides an in-depth look at the issues associated with the care of women in families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome who have not yet developed cancer themselves.

Investigating Surgery for Women at High Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a review article published in the Feb. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, a pair of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers provide an in-depth look at the issues associated with the care of women in families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome who have not yet developed […]

What You Ate In High School Could Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk Level

By Alison Feller for Well+GOOD Remember the high school cafeteria, where lunch was a rotation of cafeteria pizza (ick) and Lunchables (double ick), served alongside the latest gossip? While we can barely remember what we ate last week--let...Show More Summary

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