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Breast Cancer Prevention

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Protecting Your Breast Friends

Latham Thomas | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

You have the power to reclaim your body, make your breasts you best friends and don't just think of them once a year when you're lacing your sneakers for a breast cancer walk or when you are going for a bra fitting.

Early Detection: Can You Afford It?

Randi Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

Mammograms with ultrasound in this region can cost anywhere from $500 to $6,000. That's a bit much, don't you think?

Breast Cancer Awareness Should Be a Year-Round Event

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Every 3 minutes -- about the time it takes you to listen to your favorite song -- someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. With 1 in 8 women now expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, this disease has touched all of us in some way.

10 Ways To Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Staness Jonekos | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Staness Jonekos

Today I celebrate my health by lowering my breast cancer risk factors. Today I honor my breast health empowered. Today I do a breast self-exam.

October Is the Time for Each of Us to Consider the Role We Can Play in Combating Breast Cancer

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jill Biden

2011-10-12-jfdjfjdklgjkfmvkfjkjfd.jpgOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it's an important time to consider the role that each of us can and must play in combating this disease.

Which Pink Breast Cancer Buys Actually Give Back?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact

You stuck your t-shirt with a pink ribbon and proudly tote your girly water bottle to the gym. Now that we're in the throes of Breast Cancer Awareness...

8 New Inspiring Developments in the Fight Against Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living

In the fight against any disease, there's always plenty of bad news to go around. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, however, we hav...

Making Sense of the Mammogram 'Debate'

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

This is why we worry about the confusion and complacency, and why we fear that the "debate" is giving many women -- even those who can afford it -- "cover" to stay away from the mammography clinic.