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Utah girl, 8, diagnosed with rare form of breast cancer

5 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Local doctors reportedly said this is the youngest such diagnosis they’ve ever seen.

Breast MRI after mammography may identify additional aggressive cancers

OAK BROOK, Ill. - Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said that in some cases MRI findings of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. read more

Breast cancer clinic attributes increased uptake of double mastectomies to Angelina Jolie effect

Researchers at a breast cancer prevention clinic in Manchester, UK, have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the procedure. read more

New class of RNA tumor suppressors identified by Stanford researchers

A pair of RNA molecules originally thought to be no more than cellular housekeepers are deleted in over a quarter of common human cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Breast cancer patients...Show More Summary

Two MD Anderson faculty named as prestigious AAAS Fellows

Distinguished contributions to understanding p53 tumor suppression in stem cells and breakthrough advances in treating breast cancer have earned two scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center membership in a notable association of scholars. read more

Why Angelina Jolie, 40, Loves Being In Menopause

In March, Angelina Jolie wrote about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent breast cancer. This week, in an interview with Australia's Daily Telegraph to promote her new film with husband Brad Pitt, "By...Show More Summary

Forecasting the path of breast cancer in a patient

USC researchers have developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the Web. For decades, medical schools...Show More Summary

James Jones explains why he wore a hoodie underneath his uniform

  You can't wear pink to honor your late mother who died of breast cancer, nor can you pay tribute to your late father by writing his nickname on your eye black. But wearing a hoodie underneath your jersey like a fourth-grader on his...Show More Summary

6 Things Only Women With Breast Cancer Can Relate To

Most people know someone who has struggled with breast cancer — and there is a good reason for that. According... The post 6 Things Only Women With Breast Cancer Can Relate To appeared first on Lifehack.

Why Don't Women Get the Truth About Mammograms?

Photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released a new set of guidelines for breast cancer screening. This left many of us with more questions -- now six different groups recommend three different ages to start screening. Show More Summary

Breastfeeding Can Help Lower the Rising Risk of Breast Cancer in African-American Women

An alarming new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows that African-American women are now just as likely as white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer. We've known for some time that African-American women are moreShow More Summary

Pecking Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Pigeons are no bird brains. These animals could help scientists make big advances in the world of breast cancer research, according to a peer-reviewed research article published this week in PLOS One titled "Pigeons (Columba livia) as...Show More Summary

7 Medical Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SPECIAL FROM You knew that there were some illnesses that affect more women than men; breast cancer and osteoporosis, for example, are two diseases we hear about year in and year out. But what about the other ones? What about the multitude...Show More Summary

Scientists Have Trained Pigeons to Detect Breast Cancer

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Oh, this? This is just a pigeon correctly diagnosing malignant breast tissue: — Discover Magazine (@DiscoverMag) November 19, 2015 Breast cancer diagnosis includes examining slides of breast tissue and noticing particular colors that indicate cancerous masses. Show More Summary

Pigeons as Good as Radiologists at Spotting Breast Cancer, Scientists Say

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Scientists say pigeons can be trained to spot breast cancer on slides and mammogram results.

Bill Belichick Refuses to Be NFL Fashion Model

In November, fresh off having players wear pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, the NFL put its coaches in camouflage as part of its "Salute To Service" campaign. This campaign, per the league press release, is not about profit (no government money is involved) but because "supporting the military is part of the fabric of the NFL."... Show More Summary

This Supermarket Chain Turns Melons into Mammaries to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

A new partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Nesters Market grocery stores wants customers getting hands on with their goods.

Real Advice From the Club Nobody Wants to Join

As a nurse who began my career on a busy oncology unit, I have long been a champion of cancer causes. But after I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at the age of 32 and became a patient myself, advocacy took on a whole new meaning. Show More Summary

What the New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for Real-Life Women

The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines, raising the minimum age of regular mammograms for women with no known risk factors from 40 to 45. While these guidelines may make sense when you look at population statistics...Show More Summary

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