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Fish Oil Might Help Fight Breast Cancer

Fish Oil Might Help Fight Breast Cancer

Paul Tearle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s a supplement that millions of Americans take each day, hoping to reduce their risk of heart disease. But a new review of research suggests that fish oil might protect against another killer: breast cancer….

Angelina Jolie’s Aunt Dies of Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie’s Aunt Dies of Breast Cancer

Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Angelina Jolie’s aunt, Debbie Martin, has passed away at the age of 61 after battling breast cancer.
Her death comes less than two weeks after Jolie revealed that she had a preventative double mastectomy aft…

Men Struggle with Wives’ Breast Cancer

Men Struggle with Wives’ Breast Cancer

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Seventy two hours after Elissa Bantug’s mastectomy, she felt broken. She was only 25 years old, but she had lost both breasts and her strawberry blonde hair to cancer. Drainage tubes still hung from her chest to remove…

Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Not Always a Lifesaver

Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Not Always a Lifesaver

Tickingtimebombsblog.com(LOS ANGELES) — Rachel Joy Horn’s breasts were ticking time bombs. She lost trust in her body and no longer felt comfortable in her own skin.That is how she felt, she said, when her doctor broke the news to her that she’d teste…

Mammogram Rate Did Not Decline After Controversial Recommendation

Mammogram Rate Did Not Decline After Controversial Recommendation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite a 2009 recommendation from the United States Preventative Services Task Force that women between the ages of 40 and 49 not undergo routine mammogram breast screenings, mammogram rates actually rose among wome…

African-American Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

African-American Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — African-American women with breast cancer are much more likely to die from it than women of other ethnic groups are, according to a new study from the American Association for Cancer Research.
“Our study provides …

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Clothing Line for Women with Mastectomies

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Clothing Line for Women with Mastectomies

Elizabeth Lippman for Alloro(NEW YORK) — They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in Laurel Kamen’s case, it certainly was.After being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011, Kamen underwent a mastectomy. On the eve of her surgery, a…

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Get Second Opinion, Experts Say

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Get Second Opinion, Experts Say

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mammograms are not something most women look forward to, but just like the 37 million other women who get a routine mammogram each year, Judy Valencia of Saginaw, Mich., has been vigilant about her check-ups.”My sister had breast …

Woman Runs Marathon After Surviving Breast Cancer, Heart Transplant

Woman Runs Marathon After Surviving Breast Cancer, Heart Transplant

Toni Wild(NEW ORLEANS) — Toni Wild finished her first marathon on Sunday, an impressive feat for anybody. Still, what makes Wild’s accomplishment so incredible is that she had to overcome two bouts with breast cancer and heart failure to run it….

According to New Study, Alcohol Increases Risk of Cancer Death

According to New Study, Alcohol Increases Risk of Cancer Death

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, drinking alcohol is a major contributor to cancer mortality and costs drinkers years of their lives.
The study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that “alco…

Documentary Shows Beauty in the Face of Cancer

Documentary Shows Beauty in the Face of Cancer

The Light that Shines via YouTube(PARIS) — You would never guess that the woman in a photo who is smiling and swishing a pink tulle gown in front of the Eiffel Tower underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy and five surgeries when she was diagnosed with br…

Victoria’s Secret in Talks with Mom, Daughter on ‘Survivor Bra’

Victoria’s Secret in Talks with Mom, Daughter on ‘Survivor Bra’

Change.org(NEW YORK) — Allana Maiden, a 27-year-old from Virginia whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, discovered the power of people who care on Thursday when she and her mother were given an audience with the giant fashion chain Victoria’s Secr…

Early Stage Breast Cancer: Lumpectomy May Be Better than Mastectomy

Early Stage Breast Cancer: Lumpectomy May Be Better than Mastectomy

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, women may face an agonizing decision: Should I opt for a lumpectomy or mastectomy?For over two decades, it’s been believed that in early stage breast cancer, the outcomes b…

Woman Takes Tamoxifen to Prevent Breast Cancer, Loses Ovaries

Woman Takes Tamoxifen to Prevent Breast Cancer, Loses Ovaries

Courtesy Viv Robins(NEW YORK) — Viv Robins became part of a clinical trial for tamoxifen, an estrogen blocker used to treat and prevent breast cancer, because her mother had died of the disease at age 54.  But the only cancer Robins said she know…

Daughter to Victoria’s Secret: Make ‘Survivor Bra’ for My Mom

Daughter to Victoria’s Secret: Make ‘Survivor Bra’ for My Mom

Allana Maiden(NEW YORK) — Allana Maiden of Richmond, Va., doesn’t remember too much about her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis — and subsequent mastectomy — as she was only 6 years old at the time.  But ever since, Maiden has watched her mother…

Breast Cancer Screenings Cost Medicare $1B Annually

Breast Cancer Screenings Cost Medicare $1B Annually

Comstock/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) — Medicare spends almost as much money screening for breast cancer as it does treating it, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.Breast cancer screenings cost Medicare $1.08 billion annually, lea…

Breast Cancer Study: Extending Tamoxifen Use Saves Lives

Breast Cancer Study: Extending Tamoxifen Use Saves Lives

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — In a study that many breast cancer experts say may change practice, researchers have reported that extending the use of the drug tamoxifen to 10 years — rather than the currently recommended five years — could save…

Married Cancer Reseachers Both Battling Breast Cancer

Married Cancer Reseachers Both Battling Breast Cancer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Fighting cancer is never easy. But as Dr. Oliver Bogler undergoes his second month of chemotherapy for breast cancer, he says he is grateful that his wife can relate. Five years ago, she was also going through her se…

Miss America Contestant Will Have Breasts Removed After Pageant

Miss America Contestant Will Have Breasts Removed After Pageant

Stockbyte/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Allyn Rose lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just a teenager, so after the newly-crowned Miss District of Columbia competes in the Miss America pageant in January, she will undergo a double ma…

Mammogram Parties Deserve a Dose of Caution

Mammogram Parties Deserve a Dose of Caution

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — “Mamm” parties are intended to make having a mammogram fun.  Most women don’t exactly view the test as a whimsical experience so offering a few refreshments and perhaps a spa treatment or two h…

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