Category: breast cancer

Breast Cancer Treatment (new study)

Sometimes less is more, and in the case of breast cancer surgery this seems to the case.  In a  just released study on women with breast cancer, it turns out that the removal of cancerous lymph nodes may not always be necessary.   The results…

Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers?

TIME recently reported on a new study that suggests heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers.  However, as usual with these studies, it’s not as cut and dry as the title suggests. This latest study is a bit very misleading, especially for women.  …

The Big-C to raise money for American Cancer Society

For every person who watches the trailer, Showtime will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the American Cancer Society… Join the American Cancer Society and Showtime’s The Big C in the movement to create a world with less cancer and…

Women Surviving, Inspiring and Blogging with Cancer

Celebrating Women Surviving, Inspiring and Blogging with Cancer In the United States their are over 11 million people surviving cancer, and chances are you even know one of them.  In June we celebrate those cancer survivors.  This post will highlight…

Breast Cancer Screening Controversy

Are women just too emotional for mammograms before 50? Unless you’ve been under a rock all week, you have probably heard about the government task force that has recommended new guidelines for breast cancer prevention.  It goes something like this……

Healthcare Reform and Breast Cancer

Where do you stand on healthcare reform?  It’s a hot-button political issue that has strong opinions on both sides.  And with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems appropriate to address how healthcare reform could affect the diagnosis and…