Content Tagged As breast_cancer

2 years 7 months ago

Planned Parenthood welcomes Komen's change of heart

The nation's leader in breast cancer awareness, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, reversed its decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of Colorado said they have received an outpouring of public support through calls, emails, and on social media. "It's definitely a testament to the nation's compassion...

3 years 11 months ago

Barbie joins fight against breast cancer

Big girls will love this Barbie. The curvaceous, custom-designed doll is donning a necklace featuring a 1-carat pink diamond. She'll be auctioned Oct. 20 at Christie's in New York for an estimated $300,000 to $500,000. At that selling price, Christie's says she would be the world's most expensive Barbie. ...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Final preps for Sunday's Race for the Cure

Final preparations are under way for Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  The annual fundraiser for breast cancer research begins at 8:00 a.m. Sunday at Garden of the Gods.  Race organizers say they expect attendance to break records due to Sunday's forecast for clear, mild weather. Registration...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Boobies bracelets brouhaha

Breast cancer awareness bracelets have been banned at a South Dakota high school. The bracelets read "I Love Boobies". While some school districts are allowing students to wear them inside out, Baltic High school is taking a zero tolerance approach. "If you're supporting a cause then what...

4 years 4 months ago

Study being down on new type of mammogram

Women over the age of 35, might be eligible to test a new type of mammogram being offered in several cities. It's called Tomo-synthesis, and it provides a 3-D image. Tomo-synthesis looks like a regular mammogram machine, except that it takes multiple 3-D images are over the breast. Those...

4 years 5 months ago

Adult weight gain linked to breast cancer

A new study finds women who gain weight throughout their adult life increase the chance they'll develop breast cancer after menopause. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that when a five foot four woman gained 30 pounds between her 20s and 50s, her risk for breast cancer went...

4 years 5 months ago

Martina Navratilova has breast cancer

Tennis great Martina Navratilova says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and her prognosis is excellent. Navratilova said in a phone interview Wednesday that a routine mammogram in January found a lump, and a biopsy the following month determined it was a noninvasive cancer called ductal carcinoma in...

4 years 5 months ago

Tierney returning to TV after breast cancer fight

Maura Tierney is coming back to TV after departing NBC's "Parenthood" last summer to battle breast cancer. The FX network said Wednesday she will resume her guest role as the love interest of Denis Leary's firefighter character on the action drama "Rescue Me." Tierney's spokeswoman Christina Papadopoulos says she "has...

4 years 5 months ago

Bone density drug protects against cancer

A bone-strengthening drug could help prevent breast cancer from spreading to the bone. Doctors say that about a quarter of breast cancers spread to the bone first. The drug Zometa has been shown to reduce the likelihood that tumor cells will infiltrate the bone when given along with chemo....

4 years 5 months ago

Study: Chemical exposure increases cancer risk

Women whose jobs expose them to certain chemicals in early adulthood may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Canadian researchers studied the effects of chemicals and pollutants on women who were diagnosed with breast cancer after menopause. Those exposed to synthetic fibers and petroleum products -- fuel-burning byproducts --...

4 years 6 months ago

Pregnancy safe for breast cancer survivors

Women who survive breast cancer and have children afterwards don't appear to be at any higher risk of dying from cancer , a new study says. Doctors have long worried pregnancy might spark hormonal changes in breast cancer survivors that could spur the disease's return, and many breast cancer...

4 years 6 months ago

Pregnancy safe for breast cancer survivors

Women who survive breast cancer and have children afterwards don't appear to be at any higher risk of dying from cancer, a new study says. Doctors have long worried pregnancy might spark hormonal changes in breast cancer survivors that could spur the disease's return, and many breast cancer patients...

4 years 9 months ago

Study finds benefits in chemotherapy

A new study finds a significant benefit of chemotherapy among post-menopausal breast cancer patients. The study included nearly 1,500 post-menopausal women who had hormone receptor-positive breast cancer that had spread to at least one lymph node. All of the women took tamoxifen every day for 5 years. Another...

4 years 10 months ago

Panel: No need for annual cervical tests

First it was mammograms--now it's Pap smears. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead of annually, say new guidelines that conclude that's enough to catch slow-growing cervical cancer. The change by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists comes amid a...

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