A 44-year-old mother accused the doctor, who performed her double mastectomy, of giving her breasts implants following the surgery. The woman claimed she did not consent to the implants.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018
A baby girl born prematurely due to her mother's cancer diagnosis is struggling for life after being rushed to the hospital. She suffered a brain injury after coding six times.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
Doctors successfully cured a woman of late-stage breast cancer using a new form of therapy. The groundbreaking new treatment harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to kill off cancerous ones.
Medicine June 6, 2018
Women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and opt for endocrine or hormonal therapy instead. However, related studies have shown that endocrine therapy presents a myriad of adverse events.
Medicine June 4, 2018
The TAILORx study showed that the genomic test Oncotype DX can help determine if a breast cancer patient can safely get hormone therapy alone. Who can skip chemotherapy?
Medicine June 3, 2018
A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer days after finding out she was pregnant decided not to have an abortion. The Kansas native gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2017.
Public Health May 26, 2018
Blizzard released a new Pink Mercy skin in an "Overwatch" event. The color scheme mirrors the color of the ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness in support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which will receive 100% of the sales.
Video Games May 9, 2018
In the UK, up to 270 women may have succumbed to breast cancer due to a screening error that caused them to miss a second check-up. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt publicly apologized.
Public Health May 2, 2018
A new study suggests that nose gas sensors could detect breast cancer by collecting breath and urine samples. Research proved that the method's ability to determine the cancer cells are accurate.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018
Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.
Public Health April 27, 2018
Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, announced that it is conducting the trial of a method that can detect cancer through urine samples. If successful, the country would be the first in the world to possess such technology.
Medicine April 18, 2018
As the body's immune system is busy with the healing process after a breast cancer surgery, it stops to restrain the growth of stray cancer cells, which can lead to new tumors. How can this be prevented?
Public Health April 12, 2018
Researchers have discovered that women with more muscle mass have higher chances of surviving breast cancer. Exercise apparently not only helps lower breast cancer risk but also helps women who have already been diagnosed with it.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2018
Without warning and explanation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services removed crucial information about breast cancer from its website in December 2017. The reason? It wasn’t used that much and wasn’t mobile-friendly.
Public Health April 3, 2018
Testing for three variants of BRCA gene mutation can now be made at home using a simple test kit. All it takes is spitting into a collection tube, without needles and other painful processes involved.
Public Health March 7, 2018
A new research linked the consumption of ultra-processed foods to a higher risk of cancer. Ultra-processed food, such as packed snacks, chocolate bars, instant noodles, and frozen meals, contains chemicals not commonly used for cooking.
Public Health February 15, 2018
Researchers discovered that limiting the intake of the amino acid asparagine also slowed down the spread of breast cancer. Food intake has been linked to cancer growth in the past, and this new study is another example of the connection.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2018
The American Heart Association released a scientific statement, warning that some breast cancer therapies pose serious risks of heart disease. According to the organization, breast cancer survivors are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
Medicine February 2, 2018
Higher body fat level is linked to increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women with normal BMI. How do fat cells influence odds for developing estrogen receptor-positive cancer?
Public Health January 27, 2018
A new recently published research found testing all women aged 30 and above for the 'Angelina Jolie gene' mutation, even when not at risk, may prevent cancer. Researchers say the approach is also cost-effective compared to today's methods.
Medicine January 18, 2018
A study has found that women with breast cancer, who have been treated at a cash-strapped hospital, will have a lower chance of receiving breast reconstruction surgery immediately. Breast cancer patients usually undergo either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy.
December 14, 2017
Study found a link between use of hormonal contraceptives and increased risk for breast cancer. Does this mean that women should stop relying on hormonal birth control methods?
Public Health December 7, 2017
Despite recent advancements in treatment options, one in eight women is still at great risk of developing breast cancer. To prevent invasive malignancies to progress, doctors encourage more women to embrace positive lifestyle changes and early screening tests.
Public Health November 7, 2017
A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.
Medicine October 28, 2017
Artificial intelligence offers a new kind of help in identifying benign and high-risk breast lesions. Researchers believe that a machine learning model could be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary surgery and improve the treatment of breast cancer patients.
Robotics October 19, 2017
The White House turned pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as landmarks from other countries also did the same. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to support the movement, urging women to talk to their doctors about it.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017
Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017
Roche’s new combination therapy achieved modest positive results compared with the company’s standard Herceptin treatment. The combo therapy targets an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive, and involves adding Perjeta to the existent Herceptin plus chemo treatment.
Medicine June 6, 2017
A woman who had a small rash on her breast found out that she was suffering from a very rare type of cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is difficult to diagnose and advances very rapidly.
Public Health May 6, 2017
A UK court convicted surgeon Ian Paterson of intentionally harming patients with unneeded surgeries. Paterson made many of his patients believe that they had breast cancer and operated on them.
Public Health April 29, 2017
Research from California’s Cancer Prevention Institute reveals that women from six out of seven Asian-American ethnic groups have seen an overall rise in breast cancer incidences. Lead researcher recommends further investigation.
Public Health April 24, 2017
In a new study, many doctors today say they still recommend annual mammograms for women in their early 40s. This is despite updated guidelines that push back the age for the breast cancer screening.
Medicine April 11, 2017
Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast increasingly opt to undergo double mastectomy because of anxiety and not because of medical necessity. Here's why doctors do not recommend contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
Public Health April 1, 2017
The proportion of women in the United States diagnosed with cancer affecting only one breast who opted to undergo double mastectomy has increased. What are the potential reasons behind this?
Medicine March 31, 2017
Deaths due to radiotherapy for breast cancer are higher among women who continue smoking even after diagnosis according to a new study. The researchers also analyzed the adverse effects of prolonged radiotherapy on patients.
Public Health March 30, 2017
Women who took oral birth control pill appeared protected from breast cancer and endometrial cancer for up to 30 years after they stopped taking oral contraceptives. Does this mean use of the pill is completely safe?
Public Health March 27, 2017
The new cancer drug developed by Novartis called Kisqali was approved by the FDA as a first-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer. The pill is intended as a combination treatment, designed for postmenopausal women who battle the condition.
Medicine March 15, 2017
Google has trained algorithms using the deep-learning approach GoogLeNet to match or exceed a pathologist’s performance in breast cancer diagnosis. Learn the potential of the technology in speedier, more accurate cancer detection.
Medicine March 6, 2017
Researchers have discovered that components in dietary soy products are quite beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The study suggests that it also lowers the growth rate of breast cancer cells.
Public Health March 6, 2017
Shannen Doherty has completed her chemotherapy two years after a breast cancer diagnosis. In an Instagram post, the actress gives a message of hope to fellow cancer survivors.
Celebrities February 27, 2017
Normally, women are urged to do breasts self-examination when standing with arms raised in front of a mirror. This time, they must do it when lying in bed too. Some lumps are detectable only when lying in bed.
Public Health February 21, 2017
Women who had mammograms with false-positive result are more likely to skip or delay getting breast cancer screening. Experts said this attitude could have potentially fatal consequences.
Public Health February 9, 2017
Scientists say the cell shape and genes can soon predict the behavior of breast cancer in a patient, helping doctors decide on an effective mode of treatment.
Public Health February 3, 2017
A new visual campaign aimed at creating awareness concerning breast cancer features lemons. Its creator explained that a visual way which does not lead to different associations, while addressing the problem, could be very powerful when it comes to breast cancer awareness.
Public Health January 17, 2017
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a class of drugs that could prevent cancer metastasis. The group found that CDK 4/6 inhibitors may be used to prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.
Medicine January 10, 2017