Breast Cancer

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News: Breast Cancer

The Cancer Vixen Mission: No Breast Left Behind  -  23 Nov 2009
Huffington Post (blog)So when The United States Preventive Services Task Force said Monday that women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, ...

Wyeth Ordered To Pay Millions In Cancer Case  -  23 Nov 2009
CBS 3Read more in our Privacy Policy Huge Philadelphia jury verdicts against drug companies: $113 million going to two women who developed breast cancer after ...

Stefanie Spielman remembered for grace, compassion  -  23 Nov 2009
Delaware News...* The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research just reached the $6.5 million mark for funds raised. By DONAVON CAMPBELL UPDATED VIDEO and SLIDESHOW ...

Debunking breast cancer myths  -  23 Nov 2009
Beloit Daily NewsBreast cancer awareness has increased over the past decade with walks for the cure, celebrities speaking out about their experiences and proceeds of ...

Wasserman Schultz accuses the GOP of playing politics with breast cancer ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Creative Loafing TampaOn ABC, South Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz got into a dispute with Tennessee's Marsha Blackwell on the politics of breast cancer; With Florida ...

PETER CRISS: Breast Cancer Not Just For Women - Nov. 23, 2009  -  23 Nov 2009
Blabbermouth.netFormer KISS drummer Peter Criss recently spoke to the Associated Press about the stigma of being a man battling breast cancer. Watch the chat below. ...

Beating the odds on breast cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
WWMT...(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Breast cancer has been making headlines again with the recent release of controversial, and contradicting new recommendations for ...

Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker blasts proposed new mammography ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Dallas Morning NewsBrinker, a former Dallas resident, told a news conference at the National Press Club that women should stick with current methods of breast cancer screening ...

Testimonial: Obamacare Would've Missed My Wife's Breast Cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
RushLimbaugh.com (subscription)And this debate in Congress has really got me to think about this and got me to call in, and that type of breast cancer is called "inflammatory breast ...

LACROSSE FANS TO "BLACK OUT BREAST CANCER"  -  23 Nov 2009
National Lacrosse LeagueThe National Lacrosse League is proud to announce its efforts to help "Black Out Breast Cancer" during the 2010 season. Each of the league's eleven teams ...

With shoulder improving, Shaquille O'Neal hopes to rejoin Cavaliers Wednesday ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Plain DealerBox out breast cancer: The Cavs and The Cleveland Clinic have announced a new partnership called Box-Out Breast Cancer to encourage fans to be mindful of ...

Six women with breast cancer to sue after bungling doctor 'wrongly gave them ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Daily MailBy Daily Mail Reporter Six women have launched a legal fight for compensation after a bungling doctor wrongly gave them the all clear from breast cancer. ...

How yoga helps cancer patients  -  23 Nov 2009
Mesothelioma NewsA 2007 study with breast cancer patients found that patients who did yoga improved their social and emotional wellbeing when compared to patients who didn't ...

ANALYSIS-Screening guidelines unlikely to eat into Hologic sales  -  23 Nov 2009
Forbes..."Breast cancer is a highly sensitive political issue, and it is unlikely that women, physicians, or (insurance) payors will change their practice patterns ...

directbuy of Buffalo raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  -  23 Nov 2009
dBusinessNews New York (press release)For the staff and members of directbuy of Buffalo, this October celebrated a month-long effort to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness month. ...

Gundersen Lutheran Disagrees with New Breast Cancer Recommendations  -  23 Nov 2009
PR Newswire (press release)..."Screening women age 40-49 is reducing their risk of death from breast cancer by 15 percent, but because women in their 40s are at lower risk of breast ...

A Boon at Any Age (1 Letter)  -  23 Nov 2009
New York TimesRe “New Guidelines on Breast Cancer Draw Opposition? (Nov. 17): Nine years ago, when I was 60, a tiny but aggressive tumor was detected by what my surgeon ...

Are the Democrats losing their way?  -  23 Nov 2009
BBC NewsA recent report advising women not to test for breast cancer until they were 50 was seized upon by Republicans, not least in Saturday's healthcare debate in ...

senorx to Present at Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference  -  23 Nov 2009
CNNMoney.com (press release)...senorx is developing additional minimally invasive products for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. For more information, visit the company's ...

Student group honors breast cancer survivors 11-22-09  -  23 Nov 2009
Plainview Daily HeraldAll were touched by breast cancer, and the Miracle Tree gave them the venue to remember those special people, as well as honor survivors in the Wayland ...

Photo Gallery: BBQ for Breast Cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Tuscaloosa NewsA big part of the Barbeque for Breast Cancer is the bun station. These members of Zeta Tau Alpha handled the buns, which were donated for the event. ...

Dr. Oz on New Mammogram Recommendation: Do What You Feel Most Comfortable With  -  23 Nov 2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerI want to reduce as much as possible the odds of me having of breast cancer,'" said Dr. Oz. "On the other hand, there are a lot of Power of Me people who ...

Reflexology Improves Breast-Cancer Survivors' Quality of Life  -  23 Nov 2009
Massage MagazineA randomized, controlled trial of the psychological effects of reflexology in early breast cancer show reflexology improves quality of life for ...

Tissue tension regulates tumor progression  -  23 Nov 2009
PhysOrg.comAlthough the tests were carried out in breast cancer, Weaver said there is compelling evidence from her group and others that suggest a similar mechanism ...

Iodine Treats Breast Cancer, the Evidence is Overwhelming  -  23 Nov 2009
OpEdNews...(1)(page 63) The first patient, Joan a 63 year old English teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989, declined conventional treatment, ...

Local doctors go on PR offensive over mammograms  -  23 Nov 2009
Bizjournals.comBreast cancer mortality rates have fallen by one-third since the early 1990s due to mammography and other preventative measures, Warner said. ...

WIRE WATCH: India's Singh in DC; Worries Over Water; Breast Cancer Screening ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Wall Street Journal (blog)A Challenge: Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will take on the new recommendations over breast cancer screening at a noontime press ...

Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island Donates $1000 to Breast Cancer Help  -  23 Nov 2009
PRLog.Org (press release)Ms. Palencia is a breast cancer survivor. This past May, she came to the Breast Cancer Help and Wellness Center in Bay Shore, where she enrolled in classes ...

Melissa Etheridge Addresses Mammogram Controversy  -  23 Nov 2009
People MagazineBreast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge expressed her concerns over the new health guidelines, which say most women don't need ...

Answering questions about breast-cancer screening  -  23 Nov 2009
Press of Atlantic CityLorenzetti said about 80 percent of women who get a biopsy done to detect breast cancer end up not having the cancer. However, he said the minimally ...

Senator Amy Klobuchar weighs in on the Health Care bill  -  23 Nov 2009
Examiner.comKlobuchar, who introduced a bill in the Senate geared toward early detection of breast cancer said last week that she disagreed with the guidelines, ...

pink Spirits lends it's support to the Sharon Randolph Breast Cancer Foundation  -  23 Nov 2009
PR-CANADA.net (press release)Pretty Much joins Sharon Randolph Breast Cancer Foundation in offering guest the opportunity to inspire women, promote beauty from within and to encourage ...

Administration Seeks To Distance Reform Effort From Cancer Screening Fallout  -  23 Nov 2009
Kaiser Health NewsIn a separate piece, Kaiser Health News reports: "This is not the first time that breast cancer has become a big political issue, according to Dr. Barron ...

Confused by new mammogram guidelines? Have your questions answered by a local ...  -  23 Nov 2009
New Brunswick Home News TribuneDr. Lanfranchi is a breast surgeon at Somerset Medical's Steeplechase Cancer Center and chair of the Sanofi-aventis US Breast Cancer Institute. ...

Skyview High School senior helps fight breast cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Idaho Press-TribuneI was also privileged to help in the fight for breast cancer awareness by wearing a pair of pink gloves donated by Cutter to wear in our game against Kuna. ...

About Town: Mastectomy boutique helps women cope with breast cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Hilton Head Island PacketDenise Bolin wants women to know that a breast cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, and life goes on after a mastectomy. ...

Sister's fight with breast cancer leads to advocacy nonprofit  -  23 Nov 2009
Winston-Salem JournalKANNAPOLIS - When Renda Ayscue's older sister, Rhonda, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, the world changed. ...

va's Women Veterans Program touts Breast Cancer Awareness  -  23 Nov 2009
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderThe Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Women Veterans Program recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October as part of its commitment to ...

A Shot At Hope: The Breast Cancer Vaccine  -  23 Nov 2009
KIVI-TVBut what if you never even had to worry about getting breast cancer? That reality is closer than you think, giving survivors like Jamie Lish a shot at hope. ...

Cancer Confusion for Women  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Huffington Post (blog)Since the onset of regular mammography screening in 1990, the breast cancer mortality rate has dropped by almost a third. The cervical cancer rate has ...

Breast cancer survivor: 'If I had listened to new mammogram guidelines, I'd be ...  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
New York Daily NewsLinda Tolkin went for yearly mammograms and conducted self-examinations regularly before she discovered she had Stage 3 breast cancer. ...

Breast Exam Guidelines Test Obama Cost-Cutting  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Bloomberg20 (Bloomberg) -- A medical debate over breast-cancer screening that has turned political may set the tone for a battle over President Barack Obama's ...

Kiss founding drummer Peter Criss helps raise awareness on male breast cancer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comNow, Criss hopes to be a role model in another sense — to help raise the public's consciousness of the little-known fact that men can get breast cancer. ...

Closing ceremony marks end of Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
KFMBSAN DIEGO (CBS 8) -- Thousands of participants enjoyed the final 20 miles of a three-day journey Sunday that raised millions of dollars for breast cancer ...

Prognosis: Lingering Pain After Surgery for Breast Cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
New York TimesBreast cancer patients often experience pain that persists long after surgery, and a new Danish study has found that the problem affects ...

Routine cancer screenings draw increasing scrutiny from experts  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
The Spokesman ReviewIndeed, in the days following release of the task force's recommendations, irate breast cancer survivors lighted up message boards to vent their anger at ...

5K breast cancer walk on Saturday at Nationals Park  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Washington PostThe American Cancer Society is hosting Making Strides for Breast Cancer, a 5K walk to fund breast cancer research, at Nationals Park on Saturday. ...

Is health care for women under attack?  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Examiner.comProponents for changing routine breast cancer screening recommendations claim that false positives have caused a lot of anxiety among women and in some ...

Did she fake breast cancer to get implants?  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
msnbc.comFolks in central Texas don't like being played for boobs — especially by a woman who claimed to have breast cancer when all she really had ...

Breast Cancer: Who Should Be Screened?  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
New York TimesIn Science Times today, Denise Grady explores the usefulness of breast cancer screening. Ms. Grady writes: Mammograms are no fun, ...



Background information on Breast Cancer [When available]

Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. Worldwide, it is the most common form of cancer in females, affecting approximately 10% of all women at some stage of their life in the Western world. Although significant efforts are made to achieve early detection and effective treatment, about 20% of all women with breast cancer will die from the disease, and it is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women.

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