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Help Spider Robinson's daughter pay her cancer bills

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Writer Spider Robinson writes, "My daughter Terri Luanna da Silva, a Stage IV breast cancer patient since 2011, is now in hospice in the Palliative Care wing of Middlesex Hospital, 28 Crescent St, Middletown CT 06457-36454. She is not expected to recover. (No visitors, please. But cards and flowers are welcome.)" Read the rest

New Insights Into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments

A study combining patients' tumor cells with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most compelling evidence so far that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer. The findings could lead to better tests for predicting whether a woman's breast cancer will spread. Show More Summary

Pathology specialist contributes to debate on breast cancer gene screening

What are the risks and benefits of screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the general adult population? An expert has published an invited commentary on this issue.

Gene linked to tamoxifen-resistant breast cancers

After mining the genetic records of thousands of breast cancer patients, researchers have identified a gene whose presence may explain why some breast cancers are resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used hormone treatment generally used after surgery, radiation and other chemotherapy.

AnnaLynne McCord Steps Out for a Great Cause!

AnnaLynne McCord works the red carpet in her low-back dress at the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studios 2014 Talk of The Town Black Tie Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (November 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 27-year-old actress was joined at the event by Nicky Whelan, Brandon T. Jackson, [...]

Pathology specialist contributes to debate on breast cancer gene screening

There has been much recent debate on the benefits and risks of screening for breast cancer using BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the general adult population. With an estimated 235,000 new breast cancer diagnoses each year in the U.S. and more than 40,000 deaths, it is clearly important to be able to determine which women may be genetically predisposed to breast cancer. read more

Johns Hopkins scientists link gene to tamoxifen-resistant breast cancers

After mining the genetic records of thousands of breast cancer patients, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified a gene whose presence may explain why some breast cancers are resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used hormone treatment generally used after surgery, radiation and other chemotherapy. read more

Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TheForce.Net

Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.

UAlberta researchers stop 'vicious cycle of inflammation' that leads to tumor growth

(Edmonton) A team of researchers from the University of Alberta has discovered a new approach to fighting breast and thyroid cancers by targeting an enzyme they say is the culprit for the "vicious cycle" of tumour growth, spread and resistance to treatment. read more

For Most Gays, The Golden Years Are Looking Something Less Than Golden: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Kathy Murphy stands to lose $600 a month because the Social Security Administration refuses to recognize her marriage to her late wife. Murphy, who recently lost her wife to breast cancer, lives in Texas, and the SSA currently bases eligibility...

Too many young women with breast cancer are not being referred to fertility clinics

The shock of receiving a cancer diagnosis can be so great that the patient might hear nothing after the word “cancer” is spoken by the doctor. No matter that it seemed to be the inevitable outcome, and no matter how ready you are with the questions for the doctor, your reaction is not always what [...]

The Truth About Male Breast Cancer

Christian Lyons bares his breast cancer experience to remind us it happens to men, too. The post The Truth About Male Breast Cancer appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates. read more

25 Ways to Help a Caregiver Manage Life During a Medical Crisis

As a breast cancer survivor and a parent who cared for child in long term medical care, I enjoy spending time with other survivors and caregivers. Not only is it empowering to share stories, but I learn so much from other's perspectives on the journey to recovery. Show More Summary

New model of follow up for breast cancer patients

Public health researchers from the University of Adelaide have evaluated international breast cancer guidelines, finding that there is potential to improve surveillance of breast cancer survivors from both a patient and health system perspective. read more

Asking 'Why Me, God?' But in a Different Way

The question "Why me, God?" can be a lament, but also an expression of gratitude. I have much to be thankful for this year. January will mark five years since my wife’s breast cancer surgery, after which her chances of recurrence drop significantly. Show More Summary

What Do You Get a Dying Person for Christmas?

Every year, Reneé Smith's family draws names for their Christmas gift exchange. It just so happened that in 2012, it was Reneé's turn to buy a gift for her sister-in-law Patti. Patti was battling a recurrence of breast cancer that had spread to her bones and liver. Show More Summary

7 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer in Cats

I’m sure you don't think about cat breasts very often. After all, they’re not nearly as obvious as human women’s breasts, and since they’re buried in your feline friend’s fur, it’s hard to remember they even exist. But remember you should, because cats can and do get breast cancer. Show More Summary

Doctors stumped as more breast cancer patients remove healthy breasts

Evidence is mounting that too many women with early-stage breast cancer are opting for mastectomies instead of having breast-conserving surgeries that offer the same odds of survival.

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