Are Preventative Double Mastectomies Worth The Risk?A recent study found the rate of women having preventative double mastectomies tripled in the last decade, despite the radical surgery not being associated with higher survival rates.
Rita Wilson Is Cancer Free, Going On Tour With Band Next YearIn March Rita Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to take a medical leave from the Broadway show “Fish in the Dark.”
American Cancer Society Recommends Waiting Until 45 For Annual MammogramThis new recommendation is based on a study out of UC Davis that finds annual mammograms should be based on a woman's menopausal status, not their age.
American Cancer Society: Women Should Start Breast Cancer Screenings At 45 Instead Of 40New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40, a change that moves the group closer to guidelines from an influential advisory task for
Study: Women Who Breastfeed Less Likely To Have Breast Cancer Return
Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer DiagnosisActress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Graduation Bittersweet As Couple's Focus Shifts To Wife's Battle With Breast CancerIt’s a new beginning for Brenten Barmettler. After his construction career slowed during the recession, he decided to go back to school and learn to fix diesel rigs, a job in demand.
Seventh-Grader Says School Punished Her For Breast Cancer Awareness BraceletWhen Ashleigh Williams says her school Rio Prep Academy insisted she had to turn them inside out or take them off, it reached a head on Wednesday.
Rocklin Mother Says Ta-Ta to Ta-Tas Before Double MastectomyTwo years ago, Susan Wilson found out she had the BRCA-2 gene. Her doctor told her she had an 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer. So, her husband Peter says the decision for Susan to undergo a double mastectomy seemed like a no-brainer.
Angelina Jolie Says She Had Voluntary Double Mastectomy Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
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