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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Hearing the words from your doctor "You have breast cancer" is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United...

Breast Cancer Campaigns Need More Action, Less Awareness

Mark Malinowski | Posted 10.17.2016 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

One of my best friends from high school, Stephanie, died from breast cancer two years ago. She had battled the disease for years and just when things began to positively come together in her life, it came back with a vengeance and killed her.

Lemons to Lemonade: Jenny Ly Donates Canceled Wedding Reception to American Cancer Society

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

If you canceled your wedding a month before the Big Day, ending a long term relationship, losing money, facing friends and family, how would you feel? Would you be upset? Overwhelmed? Most importantly, would you be able to think how you can help those in need during YOUR time of need?

Public Health Must Not Resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Hatched during the market triumphalism of the 1980s, modern era trade agreements like the TPP have contributed to the most lopsided inequality in income distribution since the Great Depression.

The 11th Annual Taste of Hope

Yvonna Russell | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

Todd English, Drew Nieporent, Jean Shafiroff, David Burke, EVP of American Cancer Society Kris Kim "There is no love sincerer than the love of food"...

Losing My Mom to Cancer and Grief's Silver Lining

Mary Bassey | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Mary Bassey

My mom was given two choices: undergo an operation to remove the cancer mass and bleed to death, or keep the ticking time bomb and let nature run its course. She opted for the second one, and nature decided to be both kind and cruel.

One Way Smartphones Could Help Reduce Your Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology

Sitting all day is terrible for you -- but a new study suggests that your smartphone could be an effective motivator to get you moving. That, in turn,...

January Woes

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

January is a time of renewal and regression, happiness and sadness, life and death. It's two-faced Janus, looking backward and forward. It's a time of...

We Will Not Be Sidelined by Cancer

Shelley Smith | Posted 11.26.2016 | Impact
Shelley Smith

It struck me hard. I realized I was watching donation dollars directly at work. So many people are skeptical of different foundations and charities, and rightly so. How many stories have we seen where someone was scammed in the name of (you name it) disease or cause?

The Race to Tobacco-Free Is a Relay: Working Together to Put America on a Path to Better Health

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

As we commemorate the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on November 19, there is much to celebrate but also much more to be done to he...

Busy Woman's Guide: What You're Not Being Told About Mammograms

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Like forecasting, breast cancer screening and diagnosis aren't perfect -- especially in younger women. But that alone shouldn't lead us to stop using them. I, for one, would hate to get caught unaware in that storm.

Breast Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen, That Is the Question

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Or perhaps rather than paraphrasing Shakespeare, we should ask, "When Should We Screen?" As evidenced by my patients' questions in my clinical office,...

Why the American Cancer Society Must Take a Stronger Stand on Cancer Prevention

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

You would think that the nation's largest cancer charity would be taking a strong stand on toxic chemicals linked to cancer, but unfortunately the opposite is true.

Meat and Cancer: What's the Panic?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s recent findings, connecting red and processed meat with cancer, reverberated throughout the world, but they're h...

The Mammogram Debate: Five Important Things You Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Maybe it's the Girl Scout in me, but I always like to be prepared. So when I went to my doctor recently for a routine mammogram, I came armed with the latest statistics.

Too Young for a Mammogram? Too Average? The Discussion Continues

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

After decades of educating the public about the importance of early detection, the new guidelines are indeed confusing and controversial. In the new guidelines, the recommended age for annual screening mammography was increased from age 40 to age 45 for women "of average risk for breast cancer."

Why The Martian Movie is a Metaphor for Surviving Serious Illness

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Why am I writing about this in an article clearly designed to give readers my tips on health and medicine? It is because I see this motion picture plot and dialogue as a metaphor for a real life drama, which I experience in my patients and my office on a daily basis.

Dr. Elisa Port Tells Us Which Lifestyle Factors Will Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Are More Women Choosing To Have A Mastectomy Over Other Forms Of Treatment?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Our Expert Breast Doctor's Advice On When You Should Get A Mammogram

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Common Is Breast Cancer In Men?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Do You Know If You Should Get Tested For BRCA1 or BRCA2 Genes?

Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

An Expert Opinion On What The American Cancer Society Said About Mammograms

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Animal Studies Offer Cancer Research Clues

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.

New Mammography Recommendations; Fighting Back Against Fear of Cancer

David Ropeik | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

These new recommendations will be surely be controversial. Experts will debate the epidemiological evidence of whether early and more frequent screening save lives. But the real controversy won't be among those experts and it won't be about the facts.