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Nov 29, 2018 11:30 am
Study Supports Women Under 40 Getting Mammograms — But Only If They Have a Specific Risk
Common wisdom is that getting a mammogram is a right of passage for women over 40. After all, the American Cancer Society currently recommends that women who have an average risk of breast cancer...
Oct 2, 2018 6:15 pm
Find Out Your Breast Cancer Risk in 5 Minutes With This Simple Quiz
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's as good a time as ever to find out your risk of developing breast cancer. Bright Pink, a nonprofit focused on educating young women about...
Jul 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Eating Orange, Yellow, and Green Veggies Could Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
We've been taught from day one that vegetables keep us healthy. But new research shows that three specific colors of vegetables might be particularly beneficial when it comes to reducing the risk...
Jun 1, 2018 2:00 pm
I Tried 8 Rounds of Chemo, a Double Mastectomy, and Gamma Knife Therapy to Remove 21 Brain Tumors
Lynn Wyatt, a mom of two, is an Atlanta native and a breast-cancer-patient advocate and grant reviewer with Susan G. Komen Atlanta. At age 40, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the...
Mar 8, 2018 9:00 am
First At-Home Test for Breast Cancer Gene Approved by the FDA
You might remember how Angelina Jolie opted to have a preventive double mastectomy back in 2013. If the name "BRCA" is ringing a bell, that might be why; the award-winning actress said she made her...
Feb 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shares Stunning First Photo After Breast Cancer Surgery
UPDATE (February 15, 2018) — More than a month after announcing she had completed her chemotherapy treatment, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is "feeling ready to rock after surgery," and she looks happier and...
Feb 2, 2018 3:43 pm
A ‘Good Morning America’ News Segment Likely Saved Amy Robach’s Life
“Nothing makes you prioritize your time like hearing the words, ‘You have cancer,'" writes Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach in her recent memoir Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to...
Jan 16, 2018 11:49 am
Having BRCA Cancer Gene Might Not Be as Dire as Previously Thought
When Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy after she learned she had the BRCA gene in 2013 — a gene that increases the likelihood of developing cancer — the world applauded. It was both a...
Nov 13, 2017 1:22 pm
I Participated in a Clinical Trial That Saved My Life
My heart thudded as I stared into my husband, Daniel’s, eyes, unsure how to break the terrible news. “I have breast cancer,” I whispered. Lost for words, he pulled me close and held me as I...
Oct 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Apparently, We've Been Putting Our Bras on the Wrong Way Our Whole Lives
It seems like bras were designed to make us uncomfortable; nevertheless, they’re a necessity. Finding one that fits perfectly — and that doesn’t look like it came straight out of a cartoon — is a...
Oct 23, 2017 1:59 pm
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lightens Mood During Cancer Treatment With Funny Photo
UPDATE (December 27, 2017) — Since announcing back in September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has continued to work, travel, and generally kick butt. During...
Oct 16, 2017 5:06 pm
The First Sign of Breast Cancer Isn’t Always a Lump
While many may book in with their local GP after finding a lump in their breast, a new study is urging woman everywhere to keep an eye out for a few other unsuspecting symptoms. The research,...
Oct 6, 2017 11:16 pm
My ‘Dense Breasts’ May Have Put Me at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
Perhaps you’ve heard of ‘dense breasts’ – you may even have been told by your OB-GYN that you have them: 40 percent of American women are in the Dense Breast Club. Until I had my first mammogram,...
Sep 18, 2017 11:32 am
Carson Daly Is Mourning the Loss of His Mother Pattie Daly Caruso
Our thoughts are with TV host Carson Daly as he deals with the heartbreaking death of his mother Pattie Daly Caruso. Daly's TODAY Show co-host Matt Lauer read a statement this morning in which Daly...
Jul 28, 2017 3:53 pm
Woman Raises Awareness for Unusual Breast Cancer Symptoms by Sharing Graphic Photo to Facebook
Most of us complain about people who overshare on Facebook, but the networking site turned into a valuable tool for one woman who spotted something odd on her breast. Sherrie Rhodes, from Hull,...
Jul 19, 2017 1:35 pm
3 Months Into Remission, Shannen Doherty Feels "Blessed"
Like you, we were absolutely ecstatic when Shannen Doherty announced her breast cancer had gone into remission three months ago. And we were even more excited to see the actress emerge again after...
Jul 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Kathy Bates Opens Up About Her Secret Cancer Battle and the Side Effect She Wishes More People Knew About
Kathy Bates is bravely opening up about her cancer battle — and about one side effect she experienced that she feels is not discussed publicly nearly as much as it should be. The 69-year-old has...
Jul 6, 2017 2:48 pm
Her Freckles Turned Out to Be a Sign of Breast Cancer
Rebecca Hockaday didn't think much of the dark spot on her breast that she found five years ago. After all, the now-39-year-old had been spending a bunch of time outside, so she was convinced it...
Jun 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Breast Cancer Patients Live Longer If They Turn Down This Treatment in Favor of Something Less Invasive
Breast cancer treatments When you have early-stage breast cancer, you usually have one of two options on how to treat it (with your oncologist's say-so that is): You can have a mastectomy, which...
May 31, 2017 4:45 pm
Online Calculator Can Tell You How at Risk You Are for Breast Cancer
Ever wondered what your risk of getting breast cancer actually is? Well, now you can figure it out yourself online. The calculator takes into account your medical information, including a family...
May 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Something You Already Have in Your Medicine Cabinet Could Make Cancer Treatment More Effective
Millions of people already take aspirin to cut their risk of heart disease. Now this drugstore staple has a new role: cancer-fighter. Combined with standard cancer treatments like chemotherapy,...
May 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Amazing News for Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
If you or anyone you love has been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, we just heard some encouraging news. According to a new study, women with advanced breast cancer are surviving longer than...
May 4, 2017 5:11 pm
This Woman's Common Rash Turned Out to Be a Devastating Disease
When Jennifer Cordts spotted a rash on her breast in early 2015, she didn't think much of it. But what she assumed was a simple bra irritation turned out to be something much more deadly: breast...
May 2, 2017 12:24 pm
There's Now a Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer
Early breast cancer detection might be about to change for good. And it's all because of a new bra. Julian Rios Cantu, an 18-year-old student from Mexico, just won the top prize at the Global...
Mar 14, 2017 1:49 pm
Shannen Doherty Just Made a Heart-wrenching Decision While Battling Breast Cancer
UPDATE (3/14) -- When Shannen Doherty shared photos of her shaved head last year, we applauded her bravery for being so open about her breast cancer. Now, she's published something even more...
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 pm
While She Recovered From Surgery, Husband Was Off Buying Wedding Ring
Lora Koch was completely shocked last month when she received a phone call after a routine mammogram. The doctor on the other end told he she had breast cancer, and recommended surgery. MUST READ:...
Mar 7, 2017 2:34 pm
Once Thought to Worsen Cancer, This Food May Actually Prevent It
Soy is raising a lot of questions these days. A plant-based protein most known for its products like soy sauce and tofu, soy is a big part of many people's diets. But some doctors have become...
Mar 1, 2017 2:58 pm
6 Strange Facts About Cancer We Never Knew
Did you know that researchers have found a strong link between cancer risk and height? Studies have found that taller women are at greater risk for developing several types of cancers, a bizarre...
Jan 20, 2017 1:05 pm
Woman Detects Her Own Breast Cancer With the Help of Lemons
She's now in remission from her stage-four metastatic breast cancer, but Erin Smith Chieze wants the world to know the important way she discovered her illness. Turns out, she only realized she...
Oct 4, 2016 12:21 pm
Shannen Doherty Accepts Love Your Spouse Challenge, But Refuses to Post Only Happy Wedding Photos
Throughout Shannen Doherty’s cancer treatment, her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, has stood by her side. So when her friend, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, suggested she try the Love Your Spouse...