| Feb 14, 2014
Re "More doubt cast on breast X-rays," Feb. 12
There is more reason for early detection of breast cancer than simply decreasing mortality. There is a very important quality-of-life issue.
Early detection often decreases the need for a physically...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Women considering a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer often face a difficult decision: whether to remove their healthy breast as well.
A new study should make it easier for some of these women to make up their minds. It concludes...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.
The research, published Tuesday in the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Personalized and individualized approaches to care have been key points of progress and innovation in the field of breast oncology.
Dr. Lisa Guerra explained that the focus of breast cancer treatment has evolved into specific approaches tailored to each...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Anti-Obamacare conservatives are chuckling over an exchange from the House's grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday morning, in which Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) challenged Sebelius to explain why men should have to...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation committed one of the great PR faux pas of the decade in January 2012, when it summarily cut off funding to Planned Parenthood in what appeared to be a bow to anti-abortion crusaders.
Now, with its release...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Patients with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy are unlikely to see any additional benefits from surgery or radiation therapy, according to leaders of a new clinical trial.
The randomized, controlled study, which was presented...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Robin Roberts has revealed that she is a lesbian, going public with the fact that she has been in a "longtime" same-sex relationship in a reflective message to fans.
The "Good Morning America" host publicly battled breast cancer in 2007 and was...