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
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
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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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
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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
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