Do you have a family or personal history of breast cancer? If so, it's important to learn if and when you should get gene testing.
When worn once a week for 60 minutes, 18-year-old Julian Ríos's Eva Bra can detect everything from a cyst to a tumor.
Many breast cancer patients don’t need chemo, a precision medicine study just found.
No doubt, headlines can be scary. So if you’re reading the news that women who used hormonal birth control had a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer and are side-eying your pack of pills right about now, we’re here to offer some perspective.
Spend your dollars on research that might actually save lives.
Pink is not a serious color, though cancer is a very serious disease. Pink is about femininity; cancer is about staying alive.
We have more evidence that the way we deal with breast cancer is all wrong.
A new study published today in JAMA Oncology found that the radiation and mastectomy surgeries that thousands of women with early-stage breast cancer undergo may not save lives.
Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, a form of cancer in the milk ducts of the breasts, and who undergo radiation and surgeries to remove their breasts don't reduce their chances of dying from the disease. Overall, the researchers found that 97 percent of the 100,000 women diagnosed with it are still alive 20 years later — rates similar to the overall population.
A new device may hold the promise of eliminating an anguishing part of many breast-cancer surgeries: a follow-up operation to remove lingering cancer cells. Several surgeons are using a tool that shows promise in reducing the number of repeat procedures.
Personalized assessments aim to reduce chances of getting the disease by getting people to a healthy weight, reducing alcohol use and exercising.
A study in mice suggests that the earliest form of breast cancer may one day be treated without surgery.
It's the most common cancer affecting women, with one in eight being diagnosed at some point in our lives.
And so, we walk, we run and we donate in October. But beyond the nearly ubiquitous pink that surrounds us in October, there is a lot more going on microscopically with this disease. When we speak of breast cancer, we are actually talking about dozens of different diseases. Many of these have in common only that they originated in the breast, when in fact, on a cellular level, some might have more in common with a cancer in another part of the body, such as ovarian cancer.
While overall survival rates for the disease are improving, a new study shows a major gap still exists.
The abrupt appearance of cancer forces you, whether you want to be or not, into a conversation with your body that, for my part, was mandatory, daily and permanent.
Although I am an environmental chemist (Ph.D in biochemistry), I have been doing a lot of literature research on breast cancer since I saw an article on the National Library of Medicine database over a year ago. That article documented an increase in breast cancer rates between women who do wear bras versus those that do not.
Estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed today.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 2 out of every 3 cases of breast cancer are hormone receptor-positive. Most of these cases are ER-positive, meaning that there are estrogen receptors on the surface of the cell that bind to estrogen.
If mass mammography screening for breast cancer worked well, fewer women would die from the disease.
And yet, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found something that may seem counterintuitive: More breast cancer screening didn't actually save lives. Screening did however lead to more "overdiagnosis," detecting cancers that would not have been fatal or even harmful.
For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem the best option. I thought so–until the last minute.
Mammography can be an inherently lousy screening test for breast cancer. Women deserve better! Now is an opportune time to replace this outmoded screening tool. The only problem is there is nothing on the horizon, yet.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. No more excuses! Get your pink on and help create a world without breast cancer.
The "shared decision-making" model fosters a higher level of collaboration between doctors and the people they treat.
Putting special interest groups aside, don’t we owe it to ourselves to raise our voices and our pink ribbons in support of the development of even better methods and means of screening for breast cancer for the women we love?
This may be an opportune time to consider replacing the controversial and imperfect 'gold standard' mammogram with a less invasive screening tool. There must be something out there.
Before there was breast cancer awareness, there was tuberculosis advocacy. It was a lot more effective.
Billions of dollars have been raised through the tireless efforts of women and men devoted to putting an end to breast cancer. Yet, breast cancer rates in North America have risen to 1 in 8. "What's going on?" asks Barbara Brenner in Pink Ribbons, Inc. a new film now playing across Canada.
The survival rate of those diagnosed with breast cancer has increased so much since my grandmother’s diagnosis. In the past 60 years, the rate of survival for 10 years after treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center has tripled. Thank you, biostatistician Andrew Vickers and all of your colleagues past, present, and future.
Defying doctors, more women with breast cancer choose double mastectomies.
A new study is merely the latest suggesting that mammograms may net more harm than good. With a new "breast-friendly" procedure in the works, perhaps now is the time to put the mammogram out to pasture.
Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many women don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. The habits described below may also help to ward off other life-threatening ills, like heart disease and diabetes.
“Finding cancers through religious self-exam is not any better than noticing or rolling over in bed or having your lover find the lump."
“I am determined to live an awesome life, a life not dictated by my treatments, side effects, or cancer. I am determined to love the beautiful people in my life. I am determined to contribute to this world in a meaningful way.” - Amy Schnitzler
Learning that you have cancer is shocking. During treatment, the last thing you want to consider is having cancer ever again. But for many of us who’ve been diagnosed, especially at a young age, it’s a prospect we must confront.
ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis was founded by a group of women — led by Melodie Wilson — who realized that having breast cancer is about much more than biopsies, surgery and chemotherapy. Most of ABCD’s founders are breast cancer survivors who discovered that the most valuable information and support came from others in similar life circumstances with similar experiences with the disease.
Founded in 1990, Breast Cancer Action was started by women in a San Francisco breast cancer support group who were frustrated by the lack of knowledge about their disease. Led by the late Elenore Pred, they created an organization that would help transform breast cancer from a private medical crisis to a public health emergency.
Our mission is to fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach.
This site explores an approach based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a holistic medical system that can help you regain your natural healing ability.
Our mission is to make a significant and meaningful difference to the lives of people affected by breast cancer or with breast health concerns through the provisions of high quality, innovative, responsive services and by campaigning for excellence in breast cancer treatment and care.
The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the only non-profit bringing the “integrated cancer care” message to the women of America. We bring together the different healthcare and allied healthcare disciplines—oncology, nursing, psychology, sociology, nutrition, exercise physiology, spirituality and more.
BCPP (formerly Breast Cancer Fund) is a science-based advocacy organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.
The mission of the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation, Inc. (BCRF) is to provide environments for women to heal emotionally, spiritually and physically from breast cancer.
Today, more women than ever are beating this rampant disease, and with the number of survivors growing everyday, our focus is to support you and your family along this journey. We are staffed by breast cancer survivors, and family members and friends of breast cancer patients.
The goal of Breast Intentions is to provide crisis intervention for women who are facing financial hardship as they battle breast cancer. Additionally, through our Pink Pact ™ initiative, it is the goal of Breast Intentions to educate young women about breast health and the need for regular breast self-examinations.
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Singer/songwriter Jewel is the national spokesperson and her song Flower was written song to benefit breast reconstruction patients.
Breaking news about current breast cancer research. News articles are continually updated with reviews and commentary from our breastcancer.org experts
At Breastlink, we are committed to and passionate about delivering the best treatment and care possible to women. We are relentless and innovative in our investigation and research into the cause, cure and eradication of breast cancer.
It is our intention to “make a difference” in the lives of those suffering from this devastating disease. Our wish-granting service helps put the realities of this terminal illness aside, if just for a few days, while providing the opportunity for a family to spend quality time together.
The Mission of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women's health through innovative research, education and advocacy.
EduCare Inc., a dedicated breast health education company, was founded in January 1994 by Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN. For more than 18 years, EduCare has been a leader in providing the highest quality breast health educational materials for patients and healthcare providers, along with training healthcare professionals.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. Force's mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Our mission is to help local breast cancer organizations in their fight to raise breast cancer awareness, to work for its prevention, and to bring comfort and help to patients and families in our community.
Here you will find the newly diagnosed and the long term survivor who share their experiences during treatment. We celebrate our succssses and share our failures.
Love them, loathe them, selfies are here to stay and we’re challenging you to put them to good use. Post your “breast” selfie on social media and share with others that early detection is key.
Whether you need information on breast cancer treatment, testing or side effects, we are dedicated to assisting you by offering easy access to a wealth of information specific to your needs.
Our philosophy is to leverage the support of the whole family to help the patient, with special emphasis on the important role of the husband/partner in caring for the woman he loves.
MBCN is a national, independent, nonprofit, all volunteer patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. We strive to help those living with stage IV breast cancer be their own best advocate through providing education and information on treatments and coping with the disease.
Our mission is to provide support to mothers of daughters with breast cancer, providing the optimum support mothers need to help them, in turn, support their daughters, so they can jointly cope with the effects breast cancer has on them as women
My Breast Cancer Coach is presented by Breastcancer.org and Genomic Health as a resource for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Use the information on this site to help you better understand your cancer and potential treatment options.
Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides you with the tools and the power you need to take control of your health, and ultimately, your destiny.
When you join Pink-Link (it's free!), you are instantly linked to a network of fellow survivors, family members, medical pros and others who, in essence, become your "pen pals" via our website. 24/7, we are here for each other.
Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer. Rethink brings bold, relevant awareness to foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women living with breast cancer.
SHARE Cancer Support is one of the leading ovarian and breast cancer organizations online, offering support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women...
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer — transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
TABC is a 501 (C) (3) organization formed in 1996 that puts breast cancer awareness at Centre Court, educating people about the disease and raising funds.
The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need – women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
The Breast Site has been developed with one purpose in mind - to give users up-to-date information on a wide variety of areas of interest related to breast health.
A day in the life of a sassy Texas girl dealing with breast cancer and its messy aftermath.
TheBreastCareSite.com was developed to address the general needs of all who have been touched by breast cancer, including newly diagnosed patients and long time survivors, as well as their friends, family members and coworkers.
Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.
Although many questions remain about the causes and prevention of breast cancer, research suggests that certain behaviors are likely to reduce risk.
The Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a non-profit organization whose purposes are to provide support and information by trained peer volunteers via the Breast Cancer Helpline, to help educate the public on the importance of early detection and breast self-exam, and to participate in community outreach programs.
Our mission is to provide early detection education, and screening services to those in need, no matter what age, race, sex, or financial challenge. Advancing the work to advocate for and support the ever important research for a cure.
Whether it's in our Overviews, Detailed Guides, or one of our other cancer documents, chances are you will find the information you need on breast cancer.
Athena® bottled water was created for the cause — to end breast cancer forever. Athena® is proud to support the American Cancer Society and other organizations who share our mission. We want to encourage everyone to learn about cancer and lead a healthy lifestyle because everyone can make a difference in this fight.
The site was developed to meet an information need for Atlantic Canadians affected by breast cancer. The site is designed to link and showcase Atlantic Canadian breast cancer web sites and online information.
According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is responsible for 502,000 deaths per year worldwide. Avon’s efforts to support the cause have linked 17 million women around the globe with early detection programs and mammography screenings. Since 1999, $200 million has been earmarked for breast cancer research programs, most recently, for those focused on primary prevention, the etiology of breast cancer, the role viruses may play in causing breast cancer, and the development of a blood or saliva test for early detection.
The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition is comprised of dedicated and determined volunteers, each adding something special and always giving unselfishly.
Bay Area Breast Cancer Network is a non-profit, organization committed to finding the cause, prevention and cure for breast cancer through Education, Support and Advocacy.
A wealth of information about breast cancer, from the experts.
Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. Our mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle.
This web site isn't about women's liberation. It's about liberating women.
We're not anti-bra. We're pro-breast.
We believe healthy breasts can support themselves, free of wires and hardware.
We believe there are no known health benefits from wearing bras - but there are disturbing parallels between wearing bras and the incidence of fibrocystic disease and breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Lighthouse empowers women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer by providing them with a variety of resources to help them understand their cancer and seek effective treatment.
We work to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live.
Our mission is to provide North Carolina breast cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends and healthcare providers with free, comprehensive information, support and resources to help them through the breast cancer experience.
Our mandate is to fund vital Canadian research into improving the detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as to ultimately find a cure and create awareness through education.
Survivors come to our site for support, information and to find someone who might have the same diagnosis as themselves.
You've been told you need breast cancer surgery. It's an emotional time in your life, and there is a lot of information out there, but you deserve to know your options.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in North American women. It is a leading cause of cancer death, second only to lung cancer. Simply being a woman and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer.
Australia's independent national authority and information source on breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Welcome! You've come to the right source for support in dealing with breast cancer, a disease that touches your life in many different ways.
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Stay up-to-date with the latest news, research, and information on breast cancer.
Breast cancer is extremely rare in women younger than 20 and is very rare in women under 30. The incidence of breast cancer rises with age and becomes significant by age 50.
The site is dedicated to provide cutting edge research news, information and educational resource. GBCNC is focused primarily on gastric cancer and breast cancer.
Our mission is three-fold: to advocate, to educate and eventually to eradicate the disease of breast cancer.
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (HBCAC) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness.
Imaginis.com is an independent, award-winning, comprehensive resource for information and news on breast cancer and related women's health topics.
IBC is a less common type of breast cancer which usually presents with signs and symptoms that more closely resemble a benign breast infection like Mastitis than a serious presentation of breast cancer.
This section describes the causes and symptoms of breast cancer in women and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, dedicated to challenging all obstacles to the eradication of breast cancer, believes that compelling research exists linking environmental toxins to the dramatic rise in breast cancer incidence over the past several decades.
Breast cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American women, is the disease women fear most. Experts predict 178,000 women will develop breast cancer in the United States in 2007.
Breast Cancer Index & Related Articles
MedicineWorld.Org is a site dedicated to medical information. This site is maintained under close supervision of a physician, who is American board certified in Medical oncology, Hematology and Internal medicine.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are a number of risk factors.
Learn about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor
Based in Irvine, Calif., NeoMatrix develops innovative devices that allow women and their doctors to promote optimal breast health. The company's premier product, the HALO Breast Pap Test, is the only fully automated, non-invasive breast cancer risk assessment device...
No one knows why some women develop breast cancer and others do not. Although the disease may affect younger women, three-fourths of all breast cancer occurs in women age 50 or older.
The most important risk factors for the development of breast cancer, such as age and family history, cannot be controlled by an individual person. However, some risk factors may be in a woman's control. These include things like avoiding long-term hormone replacement therapy use, having children before age 30, breastfeeding, avoiding weight gain through exercise and proper diet, and limiting alcohol consumption to 1 drink a day or less.
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and unique outreach initiatives.
The VBCF goals are to establish the eradication of breast cancer as a state and national priority, to advocate for the collective needs of people affected by breast cancer and to educate all Virginians on the truth about breast cancer.
Articles, information, resources and links regarding breast cancer.