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Breast Cancer Prevention

9 Wins For Women's Health Care In 2016

Lindsay Avner | Posted 12.23.2016 | Women
Lindsay Avner

2016 is coming to a close but before we say "Hello 2017!" let's reflect on the positives. While this year might not have been your favorite, there wer...

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...

What You Need to Know Today for Breast Health

Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD

For cancer prevention, creating a healthful environment in the body is the most important thing you can do, so that cancer is less likely to develop and grow. Think of this healthful environment as terrain or soil. If that soil is fed correctly, it won't support the development or growth of cancer.

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,...

We Seek Comfort in October, but What Are We Doing to Stop Breast Cancer?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Jeanne Rizzo

I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.

The State of Breast Cancer in America

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

There have been three paramount findings that have changed the narrative around breast cancer in 2015. Here's what you need to know.

Fleeing Breast Cancer, I Found a Miracle

Kristina Cowan | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

I signed up for this surgery because of my mom. Her too-soon death from breast cancer silenced her, but it wasn't going to silence me. This day I was staring into the untamed maw of the disease and finally talking back -- for me, for my husband and for my children.

Football and Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: Deadlines Drive Action -- Join Us

Fran Visco | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

Knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020 is achievable -- with the right amount of passion, leadership and funding. It will take all of us working together to change years of incremental progress and to close out this decade with unparalleled achievement.

Breast Cancer, Diet and Healthy Living: Putting All the Pieces Together

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherry Ross

The three most important things you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer and other major diseases include a colorful plant-based diet, limiting alcohol consumption and controlling your weight. It's about time we start to look at prevention of breast cancer as opposed to early detection.

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Mammograms Don't Lead To Fewer Deaths, Suggests A New Study

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

(Updates with comment from study author Charles Harding throughout story.) By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Breast c...

Empowering Breast Cancer Patients With Previsualization Tools.

Marianne Angelo | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Marianne Angelo

Whenever I hear about a new Breast Cancer diagnosis, I wince. I know all too well about the challenges ahead as I've been through every assault. Someone said to me "look on the bright side, at least you get free plastic surgery!"

10 Things Those With Breast Cancer Need To Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My cousin, Martha, is one of the toughest women I know. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor who has refused to think about statistics and just keeps going and going. I asked her if she had any advice for others who may have just started on their journey and this is what she said.

Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Cluster of micro-calcifications? Biopsy of the breast? Pathology? I was in information overload within about five minutes. I felt trapped inside m...

Positive Steps To Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Until recently, many people were of the mind that breast cancer was more common during the golden years, but we are hearing more and more that the diagnosis can strike during the third and fourth decades of a woman's life.

Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

At the Cancer Prevention Summit on May 20th, 2015, experts in public health will challenge us all to consider what we could be doing better to prevent cancer. Most importantly, we need to commit to a collaborative effort, involving every segment of our society.

This Screening Method Is Way Better At Spotting Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.13.2015 | Science

Since the 1960's, mammography has proven to be an invaluable tool in screening for breast cancer, spotting the disease before women show any symptoms....

Making Prevention a Priority for Our Future

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

If prevention were a national priority, how would our lives change? That question is followed by another one, which is: What will happen 10 years from now in terms of the health of Americans? Will the year 2025 find Americans stronger, healthier and living longer?

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...