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Do Mammograms Do More Harm than Good?

Breast cancer screening is not very effective, study shows

If you’re a middle-aged woman and you live in the United States, you’ve had one mantra drummed into your head for as long as you can recall: “Get a mammogram once a year.” First introduced in 1976, mammograms have been … Continue reading

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Should You Get a Second Opinion?

Why second opinions are essential

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians~ Alexander the Great When a doctor tells you you have cancer (or any life-threatening illness) your natural reaction is to ask him or her, “What should I do?” You’ve just … Continue reading

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New Breast Cancer Study Announced

Study to examine whether weight loss prevents breast cancer recurrence in overweight women

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the wearable-tech giant Fitbit are teaming up on a study to learn if weight loss can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in women who are overweight. Dubbed the Breast Cancer Weight Loss … Continue reading

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The Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project

Michael Colanero’s digital art helps breast cancer survivors heal

Since 2009, digital artist and photographer Michael Colanero has been working with breast cancer survivors on a project that transforms their physical and emotional scars through body art. With the help of body painters Keegan Hitchcock and Georgette Pressler, Colanero converts his digital designs … Continue reading

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When Art Meets Science with the Mission of Eliminating Breast Cancer Tumors

Modern artists explore other options to traditional medical science

We have all heard of the relationship between art and science. In fact, many a book has been written on who actually envisions the future first: art or science? The verdict seems to weigh heavily toward art creating the thoughts … Continue reading

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Author Jackie Collins Is Remembered for Her Tenacity

In the face of terminal illness, her spry spirit shined through

British author Jackie Collins died this week after a six-year battle with breast cancer, yet there were few people who even knew she was ill. That’s because the famed writer didn’t want her life to be defined by her illness. … Continue reading

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