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The complications of genetic testing in kids

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can't help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to be prepared for the future, or to wait? During...Show More Summary

‘Navigators’ for cancer patients: A nice perk or something more?

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

In the 71 days since she first saw her doctor about a suspicious lump in her right breast, Ricki Harvey has had 40 appointments about her medical care. First came the mammogram, the ultrasound and the biopsy. Then meetings with the surgical...Show More Summary

UK National Healthcare System Lags Behind Those in Developed Countries

Healthcare services provided by the United Kingdom’s National Healthcare System (NHS) have fallen behind those of other developed countries in most areas examined, including breast cancer mortality and inpatient suicide among patients diagnosed with mental disorders, a study published Friday has revealed.

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Ford Is Giving Breast Cancer Patients More "Good Days"

A few weeks ago, I found myself packed into a kitchen at a cooking school filled with women decompressing over cocktails and good conversation. While nibbling on appetizers that resembled tiny works of art, we shared our love of good food. Show More Summary

Breast cancer survivor creates lingerie line for fellow survivors

When you can't find lingerie that fits, you might as well make your own — at least, that's what Dana Donofree did Donofree, a 28-year-old survivor of breast cancer, founded AnaOno, a lingerie line for women going through all stages of breast cancer surgeries, from post-double mastectomy to enhancement. Show More Summary

Amber Marchese Is Not Letting Cancer Defeat Her; Faith Is Keeping Her Positive!

Amber Marchese has survived a lot – after learning she has breast cancer for a second time, Amber is undergoing an aggressive, yet cutting-edge treatment plan to hopefully eradicate the disease once and for all –  and she’s turning to...Show More Summary

Two topless double-mastectomy survivors rock the runway

When genderless underwear company Play Out did a photoshoot featuring breast cancer survivors as models, the movement was a huge step forward in bringing awareness to the way we view women who have had double-mastectomies without reconstruction. Show More Summary

If genetic screening helps those at risk, why not screen everyone?

Testing helps fight ovarian, breast cancers—but not everyone agrees on how to do it.

Woman Gives Her Wardrobe a Wacky Makeover for Breast Cancer Charity (PHOTOS)

Post by Maria Ricapito. Casual Fridays, business meetings, interviews, gym clothes, brunch with the girls -- getting dressed every day can really be a challenge. There’s always someone trying to come up with a surefire solution -- Pinterest boards of cute weekend togs or this woman who just wore the same outfit -- her "uniform" -- to work daily. Show More Summary

Scientists Turbo Charge Atomic Force Microscope to Watch Living Breast Cancer Cells

Changes in the physical properties of individual cells can point to how they’re developing and being influenced by varying chemical compounds and other conditions. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows researchers to measure the viscoelastic...Show More Summary

What My Dying Sister Taught Me About Courage

June 30 marks the fifth anniversary of my younger sister, Melissa's, death from metastasized breast cancer. Almost as soon as June begins I think of her constantly. In these past few weeks, I've been reflecting on what she taught me, particularly about courage. Show More Summary

Breast Imaging Performance and Cancer Imaging Status Highlight July JACR

The July 2015 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR(r)) highlights residency breast imaging training as it applies to tomosynthesis, the status of cancer imaging, and the quality and cost effect of patient movement during MRI.

Mom Dyes Hair Pink And Gets A Faux-Hawk To 'Kick Cancer's Butt'

After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with humor and a little courage. The 62-year-old's daughter posted before-and-after photos of her mom's drastic new hairstyle, a pink faux-hawk she opted to get before losing her hair to chemotherapy. Show More Summary

Brave Mom Gets a Bold Makeover to Battle Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Post by Wendy Robinson. Being diagnosed with cancer and facing the prospect of chemo could make you feel like you are in a battle for your life. Luckily, one brave mom has a daughter who made sure she is going to face that battle looking like a WARRIOR. Show More Summary

Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.

Similarities Between Embryos and Breast Tumors Identified

It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos... at least in mice, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Here's the Trailer for Tig Notaro's No-Bullshit Netflix Documentary

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy. Read more...

Oh, the Places You Will Chemo

There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to breast cancer, but I made the decision when I was diagnosed six months ago to make it my business to try and distract myself from all the treatment and doctors and side effects. To wit,...Show More Summary

Race Matters: Blacks More Likely To Suffer From Breast Cancer, Undiagnosed HIV/AIDS And Infant Mortality

Black People More Likely To Get Unequal Healthcare In America Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than any other race in America as a matter of fact…. Via HuffPo: More than a

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