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Early Detection

New Mammography Article Points to the Need for Better Ways to Detect Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Unfortunately the article, at a glance, may add to the growing perception among journalists, primary care physicians who may not read below the paper's title, and others -- including many ordinary women -- that mammography's effectiveness has been, again, disproved.

Unforgiveable: Missed Opportunity to Save a Life

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

It will take a diverse population's full participation in well-designed studies to provide women with a better answer to the question, "What should I do?" Until then, we should err on the side of early detection and early treatment.

It's That Time of Year

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

For most people, the new year is associated with the holiday season. While I have the same 'tis-the-season' feelings this time of year as most, I als...

'I Conquered Breast Cancer at 30'

Samantha Golkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

With five little words, my doctor confirmed what I had always feared, but what I had prepared myself to hear. At 30 years old (and exactly three months before my wedding), I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Bottle Tops and Breast Cancer: Pushing Mammograms With Every Prescription

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

Overly simplified messages about early detection too often ends up blaming women for their cancers or gives them false assurances that the treatment they are enduring is ultimately all for the best. Medical advice on a complex issue.

The Legacy I Never Wanted To Give My Daughter

Laney Katz Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Laney Katz Becker

From the first time they placed my swaddled, newborn baby into my arms, until now, 28 years later, there was always something more I wanted to do for my daughter, something more I wanted to give her. Never did that list include breast cancer.

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network Takes it to Congress

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a growing need for palliative care programs, which may be attributed to the increasing number of people living with chronic illness in the United States and the need for education and training of healthcare providers is rapidly growing as well.

New Study Finds Most Breast Cancer Deaths Happen in Women Who Don't Get Screened -- Should You Care?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

An intriguing new study found that the vast majority of deaths from breast cancer occur among women who didn't have routine mammography. The paper's method is flawed, and conclusions limited. But sometimes an imperfect study can hint at real insights.

Why Midlifers Should Stop Burying Their Heads In The Sand

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Ignorance, when it comes to your health, isn't bliss. It's trouble. It's taking unnecessary risks and missing out on less-invasive treatment options that are available only when there's been early detection. While I'm a firm believer that our bodies, if left to their own devices, will try to heal themselves, I also know that stuff like cancer doesn't cure itself.

The Case for Lung Cancer Screening -- Now

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

Cancer screening in general has come under concerted attack. Until there is greater progress in treating late stage and metastatic cancers of any type and in making the highly-touted biomarkers tests more accurate, screening is only way to find cancer at an early, curable stage.

Could Squeezing Breast Cancer Cells Make Them Be Normal Again?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

"Squeezing" malignant breast cancer cells could help to guide them back to a normal growth pattern, according to new research from UC Berkeley and Law...

Bra Promises To Detect Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

Imagine being able to detect the first signs of breast cancer simply by putting on a bra. For the past 20 years, Lifeline Biotechnologies has been...

12 Medical Tests That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Enter a new term into the midlife vernacular: medical gluttony. It's when our doctors order a barrage of "just in case" medical testing to keep us hap...

WARNING: Breast Cancer Awareness Month May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Fran Visco | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

We need the truth and not the hype about breast cancer and we need it 12 months a year.

Five Could Save a Life

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.09.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Five is a special program on Lifetime that consists of five short films concerning breast cancer. Each story has a different set of characters dealing with breast cancer and its impact.

Alzheimer's And The Importance Of Early Detection

Leann Reynolds | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

If Alzheimer's disease cannot currently be stopped or cured, what difference does early detection make?

Breathalyzer Helps Detect Breast Cancer, Researchers Say

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Researchers at RNL Natural Co., a biotech company based in Seoul, Korea say they've found a way to detect breast cancer at 'stage 0,' the non-invasive...

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Yael Cohen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Yael Cohen

The videos are just the beginning though; once you're hooked on awkward sex, it's time to send your parents a phone call.