Girls getting suspended on breast cancer awareness day for wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets? It just seemed so unfair, which is why on Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania filed suit on …
Why Obesity May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans
For a disease as complex as breast cancer, pinpointing its risk factors, genetic or otherwise, is challenging enough. But an intriguing new study suggests that the task may be even harder when ethnicity is thrown into the mix.
Another Use for Breasts: Medical Experiments
A fascinating, if wonky, story in this month’s Wired looks at an unexpected side benefit that breast enhancement may have wrought. It turns out that boobs, apart from being a source of nourishment for the young and a good way to …
Pregnant Women with Breast Cancer Should Do Chemo
Sheila Reigner was 26 weeks pregnant when she found out she had breast cancer. “You are going to die within six months if you don’t do chemo,” she remembers the doctors saying.
Breast-Feeding after Breast Cancer Is O.K.
Breast-feeding may sound counterintuitive after breast cancer, but new research indicates there’s no reason why survivors shouldn’t nurse a baby — even on the treated breast.
Another Study Questions the Benefit of Routine Mammograms
When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed its screening-mammography guidelines last year — recommending against routine annual mammograms for women in their 40s — the announcement met with some resistance. …