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Breast Cancer Prevention

Government Task Force Sticks With Controversial Advice About Mammograms

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, ...

The Truth About Mammograms (And Whether You Should Get One)

Posted 04.13.2015 | OWN

Why some women are turning down this potentially lifesaving test. By Laura Beil Caroline Rhoads, 53, has never had a mammogram. When she...

African-American Women and Breast Cancer Risk

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

In contrast to the recognitions and ceremonies of the month, however, we continue to face a troubling health statistic: African-American women have lower breast cancer survival rates than white women.

Yagana Shah

Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise A Day May Cut Breast Cancer Risk By A Fifth

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty

Whether it's a walk around the block on your lunch break or swimming a couple of laps at the gym, getting at least 15 minutes of exercise daily could ...

A Good Defense is the Best Offense: How Early Detection Saves Lives

Samantha Golkin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

Self-exams, mammograms, MRI's, family history and genetic testing, collectively, are detection methods that are highly effective weapons in the arsenal against breast cancer

Changing Your Habits Early in Life Is Key to Preventing Breast Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

These simple recommendations to eat a plant-based diet, be physically active each day, and avoid alcohol can help our girls avoid breast cancer in later life.

Here's What We Learned About Breast Cancer In 2014

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

It's estimated that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, and about 40,000 American women are expected to die from...

Do You Have the Courage to Save Your Life? Angelina Jolie Shows How You Can

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Life events are often hard to predict. But sometimes you can get a good picture of what is in store for you! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This is not a substitute for screening by mammography. But these findings may provide the women not getting screened with a simple and easily understood message: Taking note of your skirt size may save your life.

How a Celebrity's Breast Health Disclosure Matters

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

In the United States, 230,000 cases of female breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and 40,000 women will die from the disease. Next to lung canc...

Listen Up, Guys: You Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Men may not realize it, but they can get breast cancer, too. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Wednesday, Dr. Mark David Pearlman explained that ...

Should I Get a Mammogram? What Are Women Supposed to Do?

Fran Visco | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

All of the scientific evidence points to that strategy being more effective than a ritual search for cancer through breast self examination and mandatory annual mammography. It is time to move forward, for women's sake.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

Shirley Temple and the Newest Information on Mammograms: What They Tell Women to Do

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Shirley Temple was one of the first celebrities to acknowledge having cancer and the first to crusade for breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis. She must always be remembered as an important cancer crusader.

March 3, 2014 Is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day -- An Opportunity to Support the Cause

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

Triple negative breast cancer often flies under the radar of the larger breast cancer conversation. It is an aggressive cancer subtype that primarily strikes premenopausal women, as early as in their 20s and 30s, along with African American, Latina and Caribbean women.

Study Suggests Annual Mammograms Are Hurting Women's Healthcare

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

In contrast to the breast cancer screen recommendations from the American Cancer Society that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40, a ne...

Should We Count on Companies to Protect Us From Toxic Chemicals?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Simply put, we can't rely on these companies to voluntarily make the kind of transformative changes we need to ensure our everyday products are free of chemicals linked to disease.

New Year, New Approach to Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It may surprise many people, but aside from the deadline, little has changed in breast cancer over the past 50 years. Breast cancer awareness is at an all time high. Yet there is an appalling lack of results to show for all of it.

Beyond Pink Ribbons to Breast Cancer Prevention

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Rizzo

An alarming 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime. That represents a 40 percent increase in just a generation. If the NFL teams on those pink-ribboned fields were losing that badly the fans would be booing and the owners would be swapping out coaches and players.

Ask the Mutant: If I Could Turn Back Time

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Eva Moon

If I could alter the roll of the genetic dice that gave me the BRCA1 mutation -- never experience agonies of fear waiting for biopsy results, not face the wrenching decision to give up my breasts and ovaries, endure 22 hours of surgeries, months of recovery and 60 inches of scars -- Would I?

Beyond BRACA: 7 Keys to Breast Cancer Prevention

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

We need more. We need more options than losing our breasts, ovaries and other organs. Surely the conversation on breast cancer prevention has to be more involved than this?

Breastfeeding: Better for the Prince, Better for the Duchess

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Most of the world is joyously welcoming the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge. And while I find myself caught up in the excitement, what would give me real cause for celebration is if Kate does the very ordinary but extraordinarily important motherly act of breastfeeding her baby.

Make a Move for Breast Cancer Prevention

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

OK, now that the holiday is over, and we're back to the daily routine (my Tai Chi class was cancelled for a week, and boy, was I cranky!), let's explo...

Metastatic in the Land of the Living

Jude Callirgos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Jude Callirgos

I have one foot gratefully planted in this world, willfully trying to swim the same tide as everyone around me, and the other foot in The Sick World. A fragile place that after seven years, countless surgeries and thousands of drugs, has left me a wisp of my former self.

Unlocking the Code

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Unlocking this genetic code brought new hope to a field of sluggish discovery for which many patients, myself included, feel tremendous gratitude. But we are also deeply grateful for the recent Supreme Court decision declaring that human genes cannot be patented.