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CDC Shows Data Revealing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

CDC Shows Data Revealing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — African American women are dying from breast cancer more than any other ethnic or racial group, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday.Although deaths from breast cancer have been on a…

Dog Tumors May Give Clues for Humans with Breast Cancer

Dog Tumors May Give Clues for Humans with Breast Cancer

Courtesy 2 Million Dogs(NEW YORK) — Luke Robinson never liked dogs much until an ex-girlfriend offered him a puppy while he was living in San Antonio.  The Great Pyrenees he named Malcolm changed all that.”It was the first dog of my adult life,” …

Sharon Osbourne Says Double Mastectomy Was a ‘No-Brainer’

Sharon Osbourne Says Double Mastectomy Was a ‘No-Brainer’

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Sharon Osbourne says she was so fearful of getting breast cancer after discovering she carries a gene that increases her chances, she opted to undergo a double mastectomy and has “no regrets.”The Sun quot…

Acupuncture Can Help Alleviate Fatigue Accompanied by Breast Cancer, Study Says

Acupuncture Can Help Alleviate Fatigue Accompanied by Breast Cancer, Study Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study reveals that acupuncture can help alleviate some of the fatigue accompanied by breast cancer, Health Day reports. The lead author of the study said that the results of the study provided good evidence of …

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Not Linked to Long-Term Heart Complications

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Not Linked to Long-Term Heart Complications

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A new study has lessened concerns that early-stage breast cancer patients could be increasing their risk for heart complications from radiation therapy.Researchers observed 50 patients with stage 1 and stage 2 breast can…

One in 1,000 Men Battles Breast Cancer

One in 1,000 Men Battles Breast Cancer

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cecil Herrin kept asking his doctor for a mammogram, but the construction company owner was an unlikely candidate for the breast cancer screening test.”He said nothing was wrong with me,” said Herrin, recalling his doc…

Ann Romney Makes Strides for Breast Cancer

Ann Romney Makes Strides for Breast Cancer

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Ann Romney will literally be taking large strides toward defeating breast cancer on Saturday morning, when she’ll walk in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast C…

New Heat Sensing Bra Claims to Detect Breast Cancer

New Heat Sensing Bra Claims to Detect Breast Cancer

First Warning Systems, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Most women expect their bras to give them a little extra lift.  Now, there’s one that not only lifts, it separates — the healthy breast tissue from the unhealthy breast tissue, that is.The makers of …

Georgia Man Shaves Head to Support Wife, Finds His Own Cancer

Georgia Man Shaves Head to Support Wife, Finds His Own Cancer

Courtesy Dolly Stringer(NEW YORK) — When Dolly Stringer was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, she decided to take control and shave her head before she began chemotherapy.Now, the Moultrie, Ga., woman believes she got cancer for a reason: to save…

Kathy Bates Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Double Mastectomy

Kathy Bates Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Double Mastectomy

John Shearer/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Kathy Bates has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago and is now recovering from a double mastectomy.The 64-year-old Oscar winner tells People magazine, “Luckily, I don’t have to und…

NJ Boy Quits Football Team over Pink Gloves

NJ Boy Quits Football Team over Pink Gloves

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People across the country are rallying around a 12-year-old New Jersey boy who quit his football team after the coach refused to let him wear pink football gloves to support his mother, who is battling breast can…

Author Judy Blume Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Author Judy Blume Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan Leibson/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON) — She helped a generation of young tweens find their way through puberty and adolescence in classic books like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Superfudge, and now author Judy Blume is revealing her…

Singer Shaves Head for Breast Cancer

Singer Shaves Head for Breast Cancer

ABC News / Kellie Pickler(NEW YORK) — Country star Kellie Pickler is causing quite a buzz today after shaving off all her hair.Pickler cut her locks as a show of solidarity to her best childhood friend, Summer Miller, who is battling breast cancer and…

Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Goes Up with Weight

Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Goes Up with Weight

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Even being moderately overweight is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence, finds a new study published Monday in the journal Cancer.Despite the best treatment, researchers at Montefiore Medical Center foun…

Transgender Man Denied Cancer Treatment; Now Feds Say It’s Illegal

Transgender Man Denied Cancer Treatment; Now Feds Say It’s Illegal

Courtesy Jay Kallio(NEW YORK) — Jay Kallio, a former EMT who is disabled with kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis and now cancer, has struggled to get good medical care, but being transgender stood in the way.At the age of 50, Kallio transitioned fro…

Breast Cancer: Komen Oversells Mammograms, Doctors Say

Breast Cancer: Komen Oversells Mammograms, Doctors Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two Dartmouth Medical School professors have called out Susan G. Komen for the Cure, accusing the pink-ribbon organization of overstating the benefits of mammograms in its advertisements.The accusation comes about si…

New Guidelines Extend Women’s Cancer Prevention Debate

New Guidelines Extend Women’s Cancer Prevention Debate

Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Everyone agrees that preventive care helps reduce the threat of cervical or breast cancer for women. But women often face conflicting recommendations by health care professionals when it comes to cancer…

Breast-Sparing Operations Often Mean More Surgery Later

Breast-Sparing Operations Often Mean More Surgery Later

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Partial breast removal surgery to treat cancer is not likely to be a one-time operation, according to many breast cancer experts and a study released Thursday.One in five women who opt for partial breast removal, or bre…

Fertility Drugs’ Link to Breast Cancer Hinges on Pregnancy, Study Says

Fertility Drugs’ Link to Breast Cancer Hinges on Pregnancy, Study Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) — Do fertility drugs affect a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer? A new study suggests that the risk hinges on whether they actually help a woman get pregnant.Scientists have been concerned about the effects of…

NC Mom Who Lost Custody Got Kids Back for Final Month of Life

NC Mom Who Lost Custody Got Kids Back for Final Month of Life

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The North Carolina mother who lost custody of her children because she had Stage 4 breast cancer died this week at her parents’ home in Pennsylvania.Alaina Giordano, 38, was able to spend her final weeks with her children than…

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