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May 15, 2019

Less Fat, More Fruit May Cut Risk of Dying of Breast Cancer

Less Fat, More Fruit May Cut Risk of Dying of Breast Cancer

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer.

Jun 4, 2018

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic...

Feb 8, 2018

Could Asparagus Be Key in Preventing Breast Cancer?: Study

Could Asparagus Be Key in Preventing Breast Cancer?: Study

A protein building block found in asparagus and other foods may hold a key to preventing the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer, according to Cedars-Sinai scientists in a new study published...

Oct 14, 2016

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Despite innovative technology for detection and treatment of breast cancer, black women continue to have the highest rate of mortality, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Oct 20, 2015

Start Mammograms at 45, Not 40: American Cancer Society

Start Mammograms at 45, Not 40: American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is revising its advice on when women should start getting mammograms and how often. The updated guidelines recommend annual breast cancer screenings at age 45 instead of 40...

Oct 16, 2015

Tattoo Artist Makes Breast Cancer Survivors Feel ‘Whole Again’

Tattoo Artist Makes Breast Cancer Survivors Feel ‘Whole Again’

After undergoing reconstructive surgery, many breast cancer survivors turn to Vinnie Myers to complete their path to recovery. Roughly 8,000 women from all 50 states and about 40 countries have travelled to see...

Sep 11, 2014

Genetic Testing to Fight Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing to Fight Breast Cancer

A debate is brewing over ways to prevent breast cancer. Current guidelines discourage screening unless a woman has a cancer or a history of it. However, some doctors say all women over 30 should have genetic...

Sep 24, 2014

Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer. She disclosed her diagnosis on Tuesday's edition of the ABC morning show, which she co-anchored from 1980 through 1997.

Jun 12, 2014

Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Study

Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Study

African American women in Los Angeles are 70 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than Caucasian women, a rate that far exceeds the nationwide average.

Feb 24, 2014

Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as...

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