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Most Women With Breast Cancer Want a Role in Medical Decisions

Most Women With Breast Cancer Want a Role in Medical Decisions

Comstock/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) — Breast cancer patients aren’t getting the control over their own bodies they would like, new research finds. Almost 227,000 women will get breast cancer this year in the United States, according to the National Cance…

Treating Cancer Doesn’t Mean Terminating Pregnancy, Studies Find

Treating Cancer Doesn’t Mean Terminating Pregnancy, Studies Find

Comstock/Thinkstock(LEUVEN, Belgium) — Chemotherapy for breast cancer can be safe during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, according to a new report in The Lancet. Also, terminating the pregnancy does not appear to improve the mother’s pro…

Ray Romano Reveals Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Ray Romano Reveals Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Ray Romano and his wife have disclosed in the new issue of People magazine that she has overcome a battle with breast cancer.Romano’s wife of 24 years, Anna Romano, was told in February of 2010, after a docto…

Older Women at Highest Risk for Breast Cancer Death

Older Women at Highest Risk for Breast Cancer Death

Photodisc/Thinkstock(LEIDEN, Netherlands) — Older women with breast cancer may be at greater risk than younger women of dying from the disease, regardless of the type of tumor they have or treatment they undergo, according to a study released Tuesday….

Senators Urge Komen to Reverse Planned Parenthood Funding Cut

Senators Urge Komen to Reverse Planned Parenthood Funding Cut

Matt McClain/For The Washington Post(WASHINGTON) — The Senate has added to the pressure on the Susan G. Komen Foundation.Twenty-two Democratic senators Thursday sent a letter to Nancy Brinker, the group’s founder and CEO, urging them to reconsid…

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cuts Ties to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cuts Ties to Planned Parenthood

Bill Clark/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Leading breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure abruptly severed its alliance with Planned Parenthood on Tuesday when Komen officials revealed they would halt a grant program used to pay for breast cancer s…

Re-Operation Rates Vary Among Breast Cancer Surgery Patients

Re-Operation Rates Vary Among Breast Cancer Surgery Patients

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Women who undergo certain types of breast cancer surgery may be more likely to face subsequent surgeries, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that n…

Can Giving Drugs to Breast Cancer Patients Before Surgery Save Lives?

Can Giving Drugs to Breast Cancer Patients Before Surgery Save Lives?

Comstock/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) — Breast cancer is difficult to treat and, once treated, the potential for recurrence looms large.  So instead of just treating breast cancer after it returns, there is also great research interest in giving drugs…

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Cured But Not OK

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Cured But Not OK

Photodisc/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Nicole Vazquez was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at age 34, a time when she was surrounded by healthy young friends and was professionally active. “I didn’t realize the impact at first,&r…

Studies: Combining Chemotherapy Meds Shrinks Breast Cancer

Studies: Combining Chemotherapy Meds Shrinks Breast Cancer

Comstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Combining heavy hitting medications for early stage patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer can shrink the tumor and stop its progression, according to two new studies released Monday in the journal Lancet and L…

Reporter Uncovers Cancer Diagnosis, Turns Lens on Self

Reporter Uncovers Cancer Diagnosis, Turns Lens on Self

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One reporter’s assignment to take a closer look into how mammograms work turned into a very personal message about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.When Salt Lake City anchor and reporter Ma…

E! News’ Guiliana Rancic Back at Work Following Breast Cancer Surgery

E! News’ Guiliana Rancic Back at Work Following Breast Cancer Surgery

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic returned to work Tuesday after undergoing a successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery earlier this month in her battle against breast cancer.She tweeted, “Back at work …

Giuliana Rancic’s Surgery Successful, Husband Says

Giuliana Rancic’s Surgery Successful, Husband Says

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Television hostess Giuliana Rancic underwent a successful double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery on Tuesday, E! News announced.“G is doing really well,” her husband, Bill Rancic, told the…

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