Monthly Archives: July 2013

The two-decade-long divide in breast cancer survival rates among black and white women has not budged, and the difference is driven more by how sick women are when they come in for a diagnosis rather than the differences in how … Continue reading

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Want a demonstration of the power of one word? If the word is “cancer,” for most people it packs a wallop of emotion ranging from general anxiety to abject terror. For the last 30 years, a large industry has grown … Continue reading

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Scientists have discovered that the most dangerous cancer of the uterine lining closely resembles the worst ovarian and breast cancers, providing the most telling evidence yet that cancer will increasingly be seen as a disease defined primarily by its genetic … Continue reading

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For years, some breast cancer patients reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this “fogginess” is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and … Continue reading

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Many women have similar stories about their breast cancer. One recent story is a profound discussion authored by breast cancer patient Peggy Orenstein appearing in The New York Times Magazine, Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer. Orenstein’s column along with … Continue reading

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in Laurel Kamen’s case, it certainly was. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011, Kamen underwent a mastectomy. On the eve of her surgery, after trying and failing to … Continue reading

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Read this first person account from a mastectomy patient, offered by ABC News: Seventy two hours after Elissa Bantug’s mastectomy, she felt broken. She was only 25 years old, but she had lost both breasts and her strawberry blond hair … Continue reading

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There was a time when breast cancer was discussed in whispers. Mastectomies, rarely mentioned. Not anymore. On the heels of Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a preventive double mastectomy, talk of this very personal procedure has never been so … Continue reading

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