How to give people with breast cancer the support they really need.
10 Breast Cancer Facts You May Not Know
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — so just how aware are we really? These surprising facts can help ease your fears, answer your questions, and even save your life.
What Is HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
HER2-positive breast cancer is a subtype of breast cancer that affects about 20 percent of breast cancer patients. Around fifty percent of HER2-positive cancers also have hormone receptors for estrogen and/or progresterone. HER2, which stands for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, is a gene in the cancer cell that …
Breast Cancer: How Your Care Team Makes All the Difference
When 63-year-old Peggy Cappel’s routine mammogram showed a suspicious mass in February 2014, she wasn’t too anxious. This has happened before. So, per her doctor’s instructions, the Delhi resident had a second mammogram at the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Center.
How Walking May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Physical activity, even including walking, can substantially reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, encouraging new science shows, in part, it seems, by changing how her body deals with estrogen.
How A Breast Cancer Gene Affects Alzheimer's
Researchers found an intriguing link between BRCA1, a protein that when mutated can increase the risk of breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s
What Doctors Want You to Know About Breast Cancer
These surprising facts can help you lower your risk and stay healthy for good.
The Real Reasons Why 16 Breast Cancer Badasses Walked...
Metastatic breast cancer at New York Fashion Week’s exhibition titled "Exposed" by AnaOno for #Cancerland
Here’s how to reduce your risk of breast cancer
Avoid foods filled with fat, sugar and empty carbs and eat more greens, fruits, whole grains and lean meats and fish. That can help prevent breast cancer from returning. And watch the alcohol.
Lymphedema & Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
In recent years, the treatment and prevention of breast cancer has become increasingly more sophisticated. But even with these new advances, many of these methods come with the risk of lymphedema, or swelling in the arm, chest or breast. There is no cure for lymphedema, but in this post, we’ll tell you about ways to …
What women at high risk for breast cancer need to know
[caption id=attachment_20688 align=alignleft width=300] Dr. Abhishek Chatterjee. (Image courtesy of Tufts Medical Center.)[/caption] By Dr. Abhishek Chatterjee What are some major risk factors for breast cancer There are many risk factors for breast cancer. Major risk factors include a personal history of having breast cancer previous high-risk breast lesions that include atypical cells and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) first-degree relatives who have had breast cancer…
What Are The Latest Treatments For Breast Cancer?
What are the latest treatments for breast cancer? Dr. Daniela Ochoa is a breast surgeon with the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, offering hope...
Researchers discover new protein to fight breast cancer
A novel protein could hold the key for slowing or preventing the spread of breast cancer, new research suggests.
Breast Cancer Incidence Rate per 100,000 Women
The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the uninsured …
Breast Cancer: Why Screening is Essential
Health Tips brought to you by U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group. Our experienced medical experts provide information here that we hope will broaden your healthcare knowledge. Today we learn more about breast cancer and the importance of screening from Dr. A.K. Misra, medical director for U.S. HealthWorks in South San Francisco. Dr. Misra is also double Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine. Q: October is…
Breast Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions
Who is most likely to get breast cancer? Breast cancer occurs most often in women over 40 and the risk increases with age. There are many things that may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. They are called risk factors. Some of them cannot be controlled, and others are lifestyle choices that ...
What younger women can do to avoid breast cancer
Too young for a mammogram? That doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive about your breast health
New ACS breast cancer screening guidelines: 10 docs speak out
When the American Cancer Society (ACS) announced this week it had shifted its recommendations for mammography, it was sure to prompt a flurry of responses.
Living with Breast Cancer: What I Wish You’d Say to Me
People with cancer want to know that those around them love them, and can offer help and support. There are plenty of articles out there on what not to say to someone who has cancer, but what should you say?
7 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
Breast cancer. It's on every woman's mind, and for good reason.