After Mom's Death, 7-Year-Old Raises Over S16,000 to Fight Cancer

In January, 7-year-old Kenna Reeder's mother died of breast cancer. The very next day, Kenna walked into the kitchen holding her savings in a money jar. She started counting the bills and change and informed her dad that she was getting ready for Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's yearly overnight… » 4/22/13 10:00am 4/22/13 10:00am

We're Still Getting Mammograms Despite All the Haters

Back in 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force controversially recommended that women from the ages of 40 to 49 stop getting routine mammograms on the basis of too many false positives, the needless incurring of stress and anxiety, and generally wasteful hospital costs thanks to unnecessary tests and biopsies » 4/20/13 5:30pm 4/20/13 5:30pm

The NFL's Campaign Against Breast Cancer Is a Total Scam

Have you noticed that during the month of October, the NFL suddenly becomes intensely concerned with making sure you're aware of breast cancer? Pink jerseys! Huge Ass Pink Ribbons at midfield! Pink motherfucking cleats! Fans interested in aware-ing on their own can even click on over to the NFL's store and purchase… » 10/11/12 2:30pm 10/11/12 2:30pm

We've Gotten a Little Too Good at Finding Breast Cancer

For years, it has been hammered into our brains that the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer was to find it as early as possible and treat it right away. That led to a set of recommendations for routine mammography screenings, and that in turn led to a lot of breast cancer being discovered while it was still… » 4/03/12 11:15am 4/03/12 11:15am

Your Future Just Got a Little Less Pap Smeary

Ever since the Republicans began waging their backwards little War on Women, all the talk about between-the-legs matters has focused on the evils of contraception. So it's been easy to forget that there are other dangerous things that can happen to our lady parts besides rampant sluttiness. One of them is cervical… » 3/15/12 11:10am 3/15/12 11:10am