Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Canadian study published in February reignited the years-long debate over breast cancer screening methods, arguing fairly strongly against mammography, or the use of X-rays to detect tumors. The study’s authors say mammograms have no survival benefit relative to physical … Continue reading

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For people with cancer or suspected cancer, the biopsy is a necessary evil — an uncomfortable and somewhat risky procedure to extract tissue for diagnosis or analysis. A new procedure, reported in the New York Times, discusses a new noninvasive … Continue reading

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Monokini, described as a social art project focused on swimwear designed for women who have had a mastectomy, asks the question: Who says you need two? As reported in the Huffington Post, Monokini says: “We want to incite a positive … Continue reading

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We recently wrote about the use of aspirin as a potential cancer preventative, quoting “A Cancer Treatment in Your Medicine Cabinet?” which appeared as an Op-Ed, in the May 20 issue of the New York Times. The authors, Michelle Holmes … Continue reading

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The S word. Most anyone affected by a breast cancer diagnosis knows of the S word. Survivor. After treatment ends will I become one? And is that all I will be? The same questions often circulate through the minds of … Continue reading

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. CANCER ISN’T A BATTLE, A FIGHT. IT’S SIMPLY LIFE – LIFE RAISED TO A HIGHER POWER. So says a cancer patient in a revealing column appearing in The New York Times. As the author demonstrates, the language we use … Continue reading

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Inside every cell in every human body there’s a very special gene, called BRCA1, which regulates how fast cells can divide – and a simple mutation within it can be all that’s required for any among us to develop cancer. … Continue reading

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Often referred to as the father of western medicine, Hippocrates once said that extreme remedies are appropriate for extreme diseases. But in the case of breast cancer, the most simple of drugs may be the next great weapon. “We believe … Continue reading

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