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Breast Cancer Prevention

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.

Can This Drug Reduce The Risk Of Breast Cancer?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Millions of women at higher-than-usual risk of breast cancer have a new option for preventing the disease. Pfizer Inc.'s Aromasin cut ...

Breast Cancer Prevention: A Huge Missed Opportunity

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

All women are at risk for breast cancer. And all women and girls can take steps in their everyday lives to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer -- even the healthiest women with no family or personal history of the disease.

It's November: Time to Talk About Elections, Turkey and Breast Cancer?

Fran Visco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fran Visco

It's November. Another Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone. But breast cancer hasn't. It's still here. It's still killing more than 1,400 women around the world each day.

We Won't Identify Breast Cancer Risks from Chemicals Until We Test for Them

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Here we are at the end of October, with another Breast Cancer Awareness month coming to a close. As a breast cancer survivor, I welcome attention bein...

It's Time for Breast Cancer Prevention Month

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

It's that pink time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when virtually every American has been touched by the disease, who among us is n...

Real Things You Can Do to Prevent Breast Cancer

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Every single idea here is accessible, easy, natural and should be at the top of every woman's list. Wouldn't it be nice if we only wore pink because we liked it?

Mammograms May Not Benefit Women Over 50

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Mammograms don't help women over 50 as much as has been believed, new research suggests. Only a third of the reduced risk of deat...

Don't Get Breast Cancer (Again)

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

The prevalence of breast cancer begs the question: why hasn't there been more focus and resources devoted to prevention of the disease in the first place?

Extending Medicaid Match Is Critical for Breast Cancer Screening

Jennifer M. Luray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer M. Luray

This week, Congress is considering a measure that will have significant implications for most state budgets and on the lives of thousands of women across the country.

Avoid Refined Sugar, Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Keith I. Block, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith I. Block, M.D.

Increased consumption of refined sugar can have serious health consequences, including a greater vulnerability to cancer, and possibly, even a worse outcome.

Experts: One-Third Of Breast Cancer Is Avoidable

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BARCELONA, Spain — Up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more, researchers ...

Beyond the Headlines and Under the Bra

Jennifer Manfrè | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Manfrè

The new mammogram recommendation is what cost control looks like: It's not rationing, it's not socialized medicine, it's cost control. What are the real outcomes, and what are the real costs? Do the math.

Rethink Pink NOW! Saner Solutions to Breast Cancer, Part 2

Helen Cordes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Cordes

Starting this October, let's rethink our pink passion and take some steps that go beyond the conventional "wisdom" on breast cancer detection and prevention.

Poor Women in California Can Expect a Lump of Coal From the Government This Holiday Season

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Schwarzenegger and the California Department of Public Health have embraced the holiday season with a new set of proposed rules that will abandon low-income women.

Mammography Screening: Are the New Guidelines Rationing

Susan M. Love | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

The United States Preventative Services Task Force caused a media tempest when it announced its most recent evaluation of the data regarding mammography screening...

Mammography Debate: Even Physicians Can Get Emotional About Science

Craig Bowron | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

Politicians are incapable of giving the public any bad news, and the insurance and health care industries care about profits. That leaves physicians and scientists to lead us through health care reform.

Rethink Pink NOW! Sane Solutions To Breast Cancer

Helen Cordes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Cordes

Yesterday, the American Cancer Society admitted that many women are diagnosed and treated for breast cancer needlessly--that the "cancer" they have wouldn't spread or even be noticed without mammograms.

Video: Prevention Steps for Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

It is important to seek out health professionals, genetic counselors or doctors who are qualified to identify these and advise how to lower one's risk.