| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Faced with a family history of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, and a high likelihood that she might get one or more of the cancers, Amy Byer Shainman underwent a preventive double mastectomy with reconstruction surgery and a hysterectomy.
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer."
The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...
| Jun 22, 2010
Just learning that you have breast cancer can cause severe emotional distress.
Research by Mark T. Hegel, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychiatry and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center of Dartmouth Medical School and his colleagues found that of the 236...
| Jun 1, 2010
Advocating the need for a medical team approach in the treatment and recovery from breast cancer, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in partnership with the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), urges breast cancer patients, and...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:18 AM
Just a year before turning 40, Judy Haley was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer that required an immediate mastectomy.
The procedure and the treatments that followed left her fatigued, nauseated and in so much pain that she couldn't pick...
| Aug 5, 2011
Sharon Goldman knows her way around a hospital--especially Parkland Hospital where she's an oncology nurse navigator--now she's on the receiving end of care after being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer.
"I was absolutely shocked," Sharon said....
| Nov 7, 2011
Cindy Davis has come a long way--almost three years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer--chemotherapy took her hair but not her sense of humor or hope.
She had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery--but something was still missing....
| Sep 2, 2008
| 1:39 PM
Laurie Davis is a photogenic calendar girl for '09 -- but not by choice.
A diagnosis of breast cancer on March 4 catapulted her into a special sisterhood called Beyond Boobs!, a local support group for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before...