Researchers: Unnecessary Double Mastectomies Do Not Improve Chances Of Avoiding Recurring Breast Cancer
More than a quarter million American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. About 40,000 of them will die of the disease.
Dr. Nancy Cappello launched the Are You Dense campaign after getting a clean mammogram but later learning she had cancer.
The experimental drug is the latest example of what has been dubbed ‘targeted therapy’ which uses drugs that go after the very specific biochemical pathways that cancer cells use to divide and multiply.
One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.
It may not be widely known but breast density can make it more difficult for mammograms to detect breast cancer.
The research suggests that mammograms are not any better at helping women beat the disease than self exams or routine physicals by a doctor.
“Play to Cure: Genes in Space” was developed by scientists in Great Britain to help them decode massive volumes of genetic material from breast tumor samples.
New research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium looked at hundreds of older patients treated with or without radiation and found no difference in overall survival and very small differences in recurrence rates after five years.
Designer wedding dresses were available at discounts so deep that brides traveled hundreds of miles to get first dibs.
The American Cancer Society hopes its annuals Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will raise close to $3 million.
A fan who credits a Jets game with alerting her to what turned out to be breast cancer served as an honorary captain for the Jets’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.
Tina’s story was played in short clips shown last weekend during NFL games across the country. On Sunday, she will serve as an honorary captain for the Jets at their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There was a testy exchange between actress Cynthia Nixon and an audience member at a breast cancer summit on Long Island.
The Alloro Collection features clothing and accessories tailored for women who’ve had breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
The race kicked off at 77th Street and Central Park West and heads uptown to 90th Street, at which point the runners turned into Central Park.