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Ockham's Razor Revisited: A Tale of Two Screening Mammography Trials

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
H. Gilbert Welch

Ockham's razor -- namely, that all other things being equal, simpler explanations are generally better than more complex ones -- has had a longstandin...

When Can I Stop Having Mammograms? From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

If there's no history of breast cancer in your family, how often should you have a mammogram? According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, the process of hav...

For Women With Dense Breasts, More Mammograms May Not Be The Answer

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research sugges...

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...

The History Of The Mammogram [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted 10.06.2014 | Women

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've partnered with the makers of Genius 3D Mammography to celebrate the mammogram's role in the early det...

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

At the Breast Cancer Center -- Where Everyone Is Super Nice

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Barbara Falconer Newhall

A smiling receptionist is there to greet you as you enter the lobby of the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center in San Francisco's East Bay. She directs you to the registration desk, where there's no wait. A nice woman hurries to finish up a conversation and is ready to help.

The Factory Farming of Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In providers' hurriedness, the small kindnesses are falling away: a smile, a handshake, a few warm words, making connection. As care drops out of health care we are paying for it; we are sowing greater dis-ease.

My Cousin's Inspirational Journey With Breast Cancer

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When my cousin Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer, she approached it with a skier's mentality. She knew it would be an uphill battle with bumps along the way. And, although downhill is a good thing to a skier, she looked forward to the next pinnacle in her life.

What Happens in Vegas... Is Exposed!

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

One can hardly talk about Las Vegas without including the word "breasts" to describe some of the razzle-dazzle scantily-clad entertainment. Bombarded...

Mammograms May Cause More Harm Than Good For Older Women, Study Suggests

Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

While mammograms are used for early breast cancer detection and to lower mortality, older women might not reap the same benefits as younger women, a n...

Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.

What Happened When My Doctor Found a Lump

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

In this moment, waiting on a cold table in a pink medical robe opened in the front, I love my body with a ferocity one can only feel when something familiar and dependable could suddenly be ripped away.

What Price Karma?

Jessica Wolf | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

My last mammogram was scheduled on the hottest day of the year. And in the Northeast, that almost always means humid. People are sweaty and cranky. Hair is frizzy. It's not like this time of year, when everyone is merely recuperating from spreading good cheer.

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

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?

'When We Join Together, We're Stronger Together'

Shari Holt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shari Holt

I went in for my mammogram as usual, and the nurse stated that I would receive my results in the mail. A few weeks later, I received a letter from the hospital stating that they wanted me to come in for more testing.

Health Interrupted: 3 Steps to Owning Your Health Now

Fatima Scipio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Fatima Scipio

A week before my wedding, I received a call from my doctor and was told they "saw something" and I needed to get a biopsy! My biopsy was scheduled for a week after my wedding. No honeymoon, Just a trip to the doctor to find out what was going on inside of me.

Mammography: A Limited Tool for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Mammography will remain a controversial issue because it is an imperfect tool involving ionizing radiation. Let's move beyond this method that is decades old and move forward with an early detection method for breast cancer that will not increase a women's cancer risk at all.

Should Women In Their 40s Be Screened For Breast Cancer?

Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/09/2013 06:30 AM EDT on LiveScience Whether women in their 40s benefit from getting mammograms t...

10 Things to Not Say at Your Next Mammogram

Wendi Aarons | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Wendi Aarons

Much like men fear their first prostate exam, a lot of women worry needlessly about their first breast press. But trust us, it's really no more painful than getting X-rays at the dentist. The only difference being that, at the dentist, one is normally not topless.

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

'Who Are You To Judge Me For It?'

Eva Moon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

Who is the real you? The happy, focused, vital woman who made the drastic choice to "mutilate herself" and then move on? Or the physically intact, "natural" woman who lives in dread of the next round of surveillance?

Feeling Bad About the Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Fran Visco

We, advocates, are leading this charge. We are setting the agenda, bringing the scientists and policy makers together, implementing plans of action and moving forward to the end of breast cancer. This is all happening, albeit difficult to see through that tsunami of pink.

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.