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Courting Disaster: How Losing Health Insurance Would Change The Lives Of One Breast Cancer Survivor And Her Mother

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Press play to hear Karen Hines tell her story. Obamacare allowed Karen Hines, a three-time breast cancer survivor, to get health insurance she was denied before because of her medical history. It also gave her the financial help she needed to buy it. Show More Summary

One in 3 women could potentially be spared chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

One in every three women undergoing a mastectomy could potentially be spared chronic post-operative pain if anesthesiologists used a regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care, according to a new study....

New breast cancer test links immune 'hotspots' to better survival

Scientists have developed a new test that can predict the survival chances of women with breast cancer by analyzing images of 'hotspots' where there has been a fierce immune reaction to a tumor. Researchers used statistical softwareShow More Summary

Could Cancer Be Cured in Our Lifetime? VICE’s ‘Killing Cancer’ Offers an Optimistic Look Into the Future

For VICE‘s Shane Smith, the VICE Special Report: Killing Cancer, is personal. He’s watched his mother fight breast cancer and his stepmother die from cancer. Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer will understand where he’s coming...Show More Summary

Let them have herpes and breast cancer! GOP’s family planning plan without the spin

Christie and Walker talk tough about their "pro-life" cuts to family planning. Here's what they really did

Noble Hospital Surgeon's Work on Breakthrough Breast Cancer Device to be Featured at International Conference

Steven Schonholz, MD, FACS, will present a scientific poster on how BioZorb is used in the treatment of breast cancer at the 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 26 to March 1....

Chemo before breast cancer operation increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), according to a new study.

Laurie Becklund: a reporter until the end

To the editor: It is with great sadness and admiration that I read former Times journalist Laurie Becklund's posthumous op-ed article on dealing with metastatic breast cancer. She was brave to tell all that the emperor had no clothes. ("As I lay dying," op-ed, Feb. 20)

Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters

Saving lives is about more than media awareness of a disease. It is about doctors making sure their patients understand all risks for a disease. And ultimately that saves lives and money. Breast cancer awareness, for instance, is aided by high profile public efforts such as the Avon 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer, or the Susan G. Show More Summary

As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when.

Germany’s Blind Breast Cancer Detectors

Science shows that many good ideas occur while in the shower. One morning, Frank Hoffman, a German doctor, was struck by the thought: would blind women do his job better than him? It’s fairly well known that blind people trained to read Braille have a highly developed sense of touch, even more so than their counterparts who do not read Braille. Show More Summary

As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when.

ESPN Anchor Shows Cancer Who's Boss By Publicly Shaving Her Head!

ESPN anchor Shelley Smith is one brave woman! After the sports journalist was diagnosed with breast cancer four months ago, she decided to face her illness head on by shaving her head… PUBLICLY. [ Related: Young Cancer Patient Dressed Up Like Wonder Woman And Then Got A Text From The O.G. Wonder Woman ] The longtime TV personality [...]

‘Smash’ Actress Krysta Rodriguez Has Breast Cancer Aged 30

“Smash” actress Krysta Rodriguez has revealed that she has been battling breast cancer since September 2014 but Broadway and television actress Krysta wasn’t about to let something like breast cancer beat her down. According to the Mail...Show More Summary

Genetic Anomalies Linked to Breast Cancer in African American Families

The “Jewels in our Genes” study, led by University at Buffalo researcher Heather Ochs-Balcom, has uncovered previously unknown segments of DNA shared by African American family members who have breast cancer. “The discovery of these regions supports our hypothesis that there are still undiscovered breast cancer genes that may be unique to African Americans,” says […]

Palbociclib Shows Promise in Patients with Hormone-Resistant Breast Cancer, Penn Study Finds

Palbociclib, an investigational oral medication that works by blocking molecules responsible for cancer cell growth, is well tolerated and extends progression-free survival in newly diagnosed, advanced breast cancer patients, including those whose disease has stopped responding to traditional endocrine treatments.

Former Smash Star Krysta Rodriguez Has Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer — But She's Not Letting It Get Her Down!

Oh no!! This is such sad news for the former Smash star, but Krysta Rodriguez is taking it in stride! The 30-year-old Broadway and TV actress recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with 2B ductal carcinoma, otherwise known as breast cancer. [ Related: Former Double Dare Host Reveals He Had Cancer ] In medical terms, it sounds so scary! [...]

Women back idea of more breast screens for those at high risk of cancer

Most women (85 percent) would back the idea of more frequent breast screening if they are at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, according to research.

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