Breast cancer

Court to decide if human genes can be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will soon decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape the future of medical care in the United States. The justices on Friday decided they […]

11/30/2012

Orange County Sheriff says she has breast cancer

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens says she has breast cancer, but she will continue to work through her aggressive treatment plan. Hutchens said at a news conference Monday that she […]

11/27/2012

CDC: Breast cancer death rate highest for black women

ATLANTA (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says black women are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women are. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of […]

11/14/2012

Mammograms: For 1 life saved, 3 women overtreated

LONDON (AP) – Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other studies. But that screening comes with a cost: The review […]

10/29/2012

Tips to reduce breast cancer risk (audio)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Susan Brown from Komen for the Cure tells KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee what to do to reduce the risk of acquiring breast cancer:

10/20/2012

Common myths about breast cancer

Since this is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is an especially good time for women to get started in habits that promote breast health. Here are some of the most common myths about breast […]

10/19/2012

Atlanta Catholics ending support for Komen charity

ATLANTA (AP) – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta has told its parishes, schools and other organizations to end their support for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity over a lingering […]

10/08/2012

New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis

NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments. The […]

09/23/2012

Romney: Wife's speech was 'fabulous'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Mitt Romney has told his wife that she gave a “fabulous” speech to the Republican National Convention. To the cheers of convention delegates, Romney joined his wife Ann on stage at […]

08/29/2012

Caregivers can be any age, for any reason (audio)

One woman’s story illustrates the growing trend of caregivers today. When she was only 18 years-old, Tori Zellick found herself in the role of caregiver when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wrote […]

08/16/2012

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