Today Angelina Jolie, one of the most dominating screen actors in existence, shared her experience and why she made the choice to undergo an elective, preventative double mastectomy.
Tag: "Breast Cancer"
After spending time as a judge on the hit show “American Idol,” Kara DioGuardi became as common of a household name as the artists she writes songs for. Even though she’s no longer on the show, she’s still helping artists like Pink and Kelly Clarkson top the charts. But this 42-year-old has been taking care of more than just her career; she’s also been taking care of her health…in way that some might consider extreme.
Breast cancer continues to be the leading form of cancer in women worldwide. It is also the second leading cause of death among female cancer patients. While treatment can be successful, there is no treatment better than prevention. But how, exactly, do you prevent breast cancer?
It seems that the message “breast is best” is making some serious waves, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a recent study that analyzed the breastfeeding rates in the United States, they found that more mothers are choosing the breastfeed, and they’re doing it for longer periods of time.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. As researchers work to determine what causes more than 230,000 new cases every year, they get new clues everyday.
The threats of breast cancer can be reduced drastically in women with strong family history of the disease simply by breastfeeding for almost a year. This has been the latest finding of a research conducted by the Women’s Research Institute in Ontario, Canada.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 226,870 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2012. Approximately 39,510 of those cases are expected to end in death.
Rebecca Byrne, was 13 weeks pregnant when she was asked to choose between her baby and herself. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer and while the mother was battled for her life, she decided to continue with her pregnancy, overcoming the odds to save both herself and her baby.
Early detection of breast cancer can be miraculous for many women who fight the disease in later stages and something that can help with early detection soon is breast milk. The findings of this latest research were presented at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research concluded at Orlando, Florida.
Around the world, more than 10 percent of all cancers for women are breast cancer. Breast cancer is the fifth more common cancer for women to get. The FDA has recently approved a new type of mammogram technique that may help women by improving the number of diagnoses made.
For an expectant mom, few things could be worse than finding out that you have breast cancer. But a new study provides hope to these women through the findings that women who fight breast cancer while they are pregnant have a better recovery rate than those women of the same age with a carcinogenic lump in their breast but are not pregnant.
All of Hollywood was out in full force last night to help raise money for a good cause! Mom-to-be Christina Applegate was among the celebrities who came out to lend her support to the Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser.