Breast Cancer

Rita Wilson (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation)

Rita Wilson Recovering After Undergoing Double Mastectomy For Breast Cancer

Wilson, who is married to Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, had been appearing in Larry David’s play “Fish in the Dark” on Broadway. She will return May 5, according to her publicist Heidi Schaeffer.

04/14/2015

Lori Berlin (credit: CBS2)

Like Angelina Jolie, Upper West Side Woman Chose To Have Surgeries To Reduce Cancer Risk

Lori Berlin said she was tested for a gene mutation that indicates susceptibility to breast cancer after connecting for the first time with a cousin who was diagnosed with cancer.

03/29/2015

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‘Creative Cups’ Bra Exhibit To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Support Program

An art exhibit is featuring skivvies for a good cause.

03/18/2015

The "Pink Sweet" at the Stony Brook Holiday Inn Express (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Long Island Hotel Checks In To Breast Cancer Fight, Unveils Pink Room

A portion of the proceeds earned from those staying in the room at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook will go to the cause.

10/23/2014

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Thousands Kick Off Avon Breast Cancer Walk

A two-day journey for those on a mission to raise money for breast cancer research began Saturday.

10/18/2014

Joan Lunden People Magazine

Joan Lunden Graces Cover Of People Magazine With Bald Head As She Battles Cancer

Joan Lunden announced her breast cancer diagnosis back in June.

09/24/2014

Participants line up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sept. 7, 2014, at Central Park. (credit: Alice Gainer/CBS 2)

Thousands Turn Out For Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure

The annual Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure, a 5K run and walk, brought together cancer survivors and their supporters.

09/07/2014

Linda Gnat-Mullin,  an energy healer, leads a CancerCare Reiki class for those battling breast cancer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Free Programs Help Those Battling Breast Cancer

Going through breast cancer treatments drains your energy levels and takes an emotional and financial toll, but there are programs that can make the difficult time a little bit easier.

09/02/2014

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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.

05/22/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Changes To Mammogram Reports In New Jersey Take Effect

Dr. Nancy Cappello launched the Are You Dense campaign after getting a clean mammogram but later learning she had cancer.

05/01/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Study Heralded As ‘Groundbreaking’ Step In Treating Breast 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.

04/07/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

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.

04/01/2014

Mammogram Sign (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Law Aims To Raise Awareness Of ‘Breast Density’ Issue For Women Undergoing Mammograms

It may not be widely known but breast density can make it more difficult for mammograms to detect breast cancer.

03/03/2014

Mammogram Sign (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Mammograms Do Not Improve Survival Rates In Middle-Aged Women

The research suggests that mammograms are not any better at helping women beat the disease than self exams or routine physicals by a doctor.

02/12/2014

Screen capture of the video game "Play to Cure: Genes in Space." (credit: CBS 2)

Researchers Turn To Video Game To Help Decode Cancer

“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.

02/06/2014

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