iOS app Android app

Breast Cancer Prevention

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

In addition to the traditionally acknowledged risk factors for breast cancer, scientists are increasingly coming to understand that many chemicals commonly found in products we use daily may also be contributing to the very high incidence of breast cancer.

Enough Already! An Urgent Mandate for Breast Cancer Prevention

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

These are not just statistics, data points filling up graphs and tables. These are our mothers, sisters, friends and neighbors -- women in the prime of their lives with so much at stake and so much more to give. So what's causing this serious public health problem?

What Needs to Be Done About the Rising Rate of Advanced Breast Cancer in Young Women

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

For young women with breast cancer, the stakes of treatment are greater -- in terms of potential for life-years saved, and in terms of the risks of therapy

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.

Food As Medicine: How Diet Can Help Prevent Cancer

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Although more research is needed, there is no doubt that diet plays a role in cancer prevention. Without scientific support for which individual nutrients are most effective, people should adopt a whole-foods approach to ensure a balanced intake of protective phytonutrients.

Are Our Breast Cancer Research Priorities Correct?

Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan The federal government spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on breast cancer research, but not nearly enough to study ...

How a Mammogram Saved My Valentine's Day

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

Young love is passionate and big. Older love has more of a sweatshirt feel to it -- warm, soft and so very familiar. In the 32 years I have known my husband, our love has morphed into something so comfortable that I can't imagine my life without him. I had never imagined his life without me.

Could A Cup Of This Prevent Cancer?

Intent | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Although modern medicine continues to take leaps and strides in significant areas of disease and illness, there are many simple remedies we can implement into our lifestyle that may help ward off future diseases.

Resisting This Could Cut Your Cancer Risk In Half, Study Says

Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices

Those bright eyes and chubby cheeks may be hard to resist, but researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have good reason...

Married Couple, Both Cancer Researchers, Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living

The odds of a man getting breast cancer are about 1 in 1,000, which makes the story of the Boglers all the more surprising when it comes to statistics...

Now Undeniable: Breast Cancer That Comes With the Job

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Women should not have to face a cancer diagnosis because of the work they do. And none of us should have to face this devastating disease because industry and government failed to protect us.

Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.

How Bad Is Eating Meat? It Might Depend On Your Race, Study Says

Posted 11.03.2012 | Black Voices

That Meatless Monday routine you've been trying to adopt may do your cardiovascular system some good, but according to new research from The Cancer In...

Ta-Tas? Really?

AnnaKate Pitts | Posted 12.23.2012 | Teen
AnnaKate Pitts

There are common breast cancer awareness bumper stickers and T-shirts that state, "Save the the ta-tas." It is not called ta-ta cancer. It is called breast cancer, and it kills.

Superfoods For Breast Health

Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know that cancer isn't caused by any one factor. Instead, a collection of influences -- genetics, environmental exposure, lifestyle factors lik...

Are You Aware How LITTLE Has Changed in Breast Cancer in 25 Years?

Fran Visco | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Twenty-five years ago, I sat in my doctor's office and heard these words: You have breast cancer. That was in 1987, when the world's population reached five billion, a gallon of gas was 89 cents, Ronald Reagan was president and the FDA approved AZT for AIDS.

Can Food Save You From Breast Cancer?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Eat like your life depends on it. So say the authors of a recently-published book, The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. Here is a must-have book for all women who have been through breast cancer and want to thrive, not just survive.

Cruciferous Vegetables Improve Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

At the recent American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, new evidence highlighted the importance of cruciferous vegetables for breast cancer protection.

Breaking Down The One-Two LGBT Cancer Punch, And Fighting Back With Resources For Welcoming, Accessible Care

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

We have compiled a directory of over 400 LGBT-friendly, free or low-cost cancer screening facilities across the country. They have just been uploaded to our website. Our database covers colonoscopies, prostate cancer screening, anal pap smears, cervical paps, and mammograms.

Vitamin D May Reduce Breast Cancer In Black Women

Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices

While previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may even be able to stop breast canc...

Dear Nancy: A Letter to the Sister of Susan G. Komen

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

If the recent past is any indication of Susan G. Komen's future, you must decide if your personal investment and that of your board members and executive team is more important than the success of the foundation.

Help Breast Cancer Research Take A 'Leap' Forward This Wednesday

Fran Visco | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

This Leap Year, on February 29, I encourage you to use those additional hours to become more involved in breast cancer advocacy.

Every Woman Should Have Access to Early Breast Health Education and Screenings

Amanda Crumley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Amanda Crumley

Advances in the diagnosis of breast cancer through ultrasound, mammography and breast MRI have helped reduce mortality rates by 25 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. But not for the poor.

What I Think About the Current Breast Cancer Debate

Fran Visco | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

I've been told it's impossible to end breast cancer. People said the same about curing polio or putting a man on the moon. But I'm hopeful.

Catherine Pearson

A Family History Of Breast Cancer May Not Seal Your Fate | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Dr. Christine Teal had never been flagged for suspicious lumps in her breasts, nor had she tested positive for mutations in the breast cancer suscepti...