Monthly Archives: October 2016

Yesterday we brought to you a story appearing in PEOPLE magazine about Mark Singer, his experience with male breast cancer, and his advocacy on behalf of other men to raise male breast cancer awareness. Together with other former breast cancer … Continue reading

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Breast cancer is not just a woman’s disease. While 99 percent of breast cancer cases appear in women, about 2,500 men in the United States contract breast cancer every year. Because awareness is scant, men often don’t go to a … Continue reading

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Mounting evidence shows that the tendency to respond to every breast cancer with every treatment option available–surgery, chemotherapy, radiation–isn’t always necessary, takes a toll in serious side effects and rarely adds years to women’s lives, in this report from TIME. … Continue reading

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That breast cancer today garners an impressive amount of social awareness is no accident; it is the result of decades of committed activism beginning in the 1970s, and was driven in large part by the spirit of the women’s liberation … Continue reading

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Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday. Younger women of both races benefit equally from timely treatment, but differences in death rates still exist for black and white women over … Continue reading

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More than half of breast cancers newly diagnosed in the United States are likely cases of mistaken identity that subject women to needless anxiety, treatment and expense, researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Dr. Kristi Funk joins ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the latest in breast cancer treatments, the controversy surrounding when to get mammograms and what every woman can do now to reduce her risk, in thisthis video. Dr. Funk is … Continue reading

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Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, 71, won the 2016 Nobel Prize on Monday for his research on autophagy ― a metabolic recycling process in which cells eat parts of themselves to survive and stay healthy, in this story from Huffington Post. … Continue reading

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