Sharon Stone’s bedside mammogram reminder is spot-on

(Anne McCarthy/ Survivornet.com) — From her hospital bed, superstar Sharon Stone, 62, shared a picture as she was getting ready to get screened for breast cancer. She posted it as a way to urge other women to get themselves checked out. Over 2,000 followers commented on Stone’s post, with messages of support, and also, acknowledgment […]

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Uncovered: How a new campaign is helping Black women come to terms with breast cancer surgery

(Natalie Kalata/ CBC News) — Michelle Audoin sat in the doctor’s office in 2017 going over her surgical options. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, the Toronto mother of two found herself sifting through copious pamphlets, desperate to find out what her body and scars would look like after surgery. But nearly all of the pictures […]

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Women encouraged to still get mammograms during COVID-19 pandemic

(La Presse Canadienne) — COVID-19 forced the cancellation of many mammograms last spring, but they are now back on and women should not put off their screening appointments because breast cancer can’t be put on “pause mode,” warns the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR). Dr. Jean Seely reports seeing more and more patients who put […]

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Why fear is keeping the breast cancer community from coming together

(Dana Donofree/ My Health Story/ EverdayHealth) — “You’re lucky you caught it early,” said just about everyone I encountered after I was diagnosed with breast cancer a day before my 28th birthday. I believed them. I thought they must know something I didn’t know. It was early — stage 1, to be exact — a […]

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When breast cancer spreads

(WebMD) — If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it’s considered advanced, or metastatic. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn’t curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer so you’re able to do everyday […]

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Breast cancer awareness: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

(Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD/ Medecine.net) — The outlook for women with breast cancer is improving constantly. Due to increased awareness, opportunities for early detection, and treatment advances, survival rates continue to climb. In the U.S., October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the campaign is designed to increase breast cancer awareness. There are many organizations […]

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Non-profit organizations for cancer patients: We need help

(CTV News) — This letter is co-signed by the leaders of five provincial non-profit organizations supporting cancer patients and their loved ones. Together, they provide services to more than 55,000 Quebecers every year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-profit organizations supporting cancer patients across Quebec are faced with their greatest financial crisis to […]

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Radiation plus surgery may be best against an early form of breast cancer

(E.J. Mundell/ HealthDay News) — Research following patients for nearly three decades finds that surgery plus radiation beats surgery alone for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — a common, early form of breast cancer that can become invasive cancer. However, the study also found that any survival advantage for the combo treatment appears […]

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Doctors explain what to look for during a breast self-exam

(Lauren Dana and JR Thorpe/ Bustle) — When’s the last time you felt your breasts for lumps? It’s a serious medical question; while breast cancer can show up with multiple symptoms, including unusual nipple discharge or swelling and pain, a lump in the breast tissue is one of the classic early warning symptoms. But if […]

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Deadly spread of some cancers may be driven by a common mouth microbe

(Claudia Wallis/ Scientific American) — When people hear that they might have cancer, perhaps the only thing more frightening than the C word is the M word. Metastatic disease—in which the malignancy has traveled beyond its primary site to other spots in the body—is responsible for nine out of every 10 cancer deaths. Recently an […]

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