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Breast Cancer Prevention

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

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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!"

Experts: Mammograms Do The Most Good For Women In Their 50s And 60s

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good fo...

10 Things Those With Breast Cancer Need To Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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?

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.