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What To Make Of New Breast Cancer Research On Black Women

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- New research suggests that bad genes may be responsible for more breast cancer cases in black women than has been previously known. About 1...

Breast Cancer Marker Highlighted By Angelina Jolie 'Surprisingly Common' Among Blacks, Study Finds

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensi...

5 Things Angelina Jolie Teaches Us About Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

As more details have been revealed, I have reflected on what one of the world's most beautiful and most recognizable women has taught us recently about cancer.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Patent Debate Reaches the U.S. Supreme Court: Why Everyone Should Care

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

This ongoing debate on gene patents boils down to one simple question: Should anyone, in this case Myriad Genetics, be allowed to patent human genes? For me this case is personal.

Can You Hear Me? Women and Their Doctors Talking About Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer

Mark E. Robson, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark E. Robson, M.D.

Women with breast cancer should be helped to clearly understand what can and cannot be achieved by prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and the potentially significant risks of the procedure. Doctors, in turn, should accept that a reduction in fear is a worthwhile goal in cancer treatment.

Testing BRCA1 Positive: What Happens Next

Jill Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jill Steinberg

Having the BRCA1 genetic mutation meant my chances of getting breast cancer were above 80 percent over my lifetime. The more that I learned, the less crazy a double mastectomy sounded.