Kelly Osbourne Relates to Jolie; Says She Also Carries BRCA1 Gene

Angelina Jolie's New York Time piece, in which she revealed she's recently undergone surgery to remove her ovaries following the removal of her breasts, inspired Kelly Osbourne to come forward and publicly announce that she, too, carries the cancer-causing BRCA1 gene. » 3/25/15 11:00am 3/25/15 11:00am

How to Ring in the New Year with Nipple Tats, Pole Dancing & Divorce

I stood barefoot in the sterile operating room of the plastic surgeon's office suite, loosened the cloth tie of the pastel blue patient gown, and opened the wrap to reveal my breasts. The plastic surgeon remembered me–he had reconstructed my breasts after a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy three years earlier. He… » 1/02/15 9:00am 1/02/15 9:00am

Tig Notaro Performed Half of Her Set Topless Last Night

Tig Notaro is the fucking coolest. Two years ago, she performed what quickly became one of the most legendary stand-up sets of all time, tearing the roof off Los Angeles' Club Largo with a searing, heartbreaking, hilarious set about being diagnosed with breast cancer. Last night at Town Hall in New York, she followed… » 11/07/14 2:10pm 11/07/14 2:10pm

What No One Tells You About Your BRCA Mutation

I am driving down the familiar stretch of I-40 that leads from Lineberger Cancer Center to home when my mom asks me to pull over the car so she can vomit. » 10/27/14 11:50am 10/27/14 11:50am

​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 5:59pm 10/18/14 5:59pm

Heavy-Metal Mastectomies: An Excerpt From Pandora's DNA

If we had to pick one, I'm unsure whether my family would select an Amazon or Saint Agatha for our mascot. The Amazons, a mythological tribe of warrior women, cut off their right breasts so they could better draw their bows, exchanging femininity for fearsomeness on the field of battle. They're even named for their… » 10/15/14 2:15pm 10/15/14 2:15pm

Paula Abdul's Breast Cancer Awareness Music Video Sure Is Something

Komen and Fracking Company Team Up to Cause and Cure Breast Cancer

Over the years, the Susan G. Komen foundation has found itself in a lot of dumb partnerships for the sake of breast cancer awareness, but their latest takes the pink frosted cake. Special for Breast Cancer Awareness month, the organization has announced a collaboration on hot pink drill bits with fracking company… » 10/08/14 4:50pm 10/08/14 4:50pm

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm

These Bright Pink Timbs Will Blind You With Breast Cancer Awareness

For those who want to literally stomp out cancer (or rather stomp out cancer-screening resources like Planned Parenthood but then haphazardly decide not to) while stomping all over fashion decency, these limited edition Susan G. Komen Timberland boots should do the trick. » 9/22/14 12:40pm 9/22/14 12:40pm

Angelina Jolie Inspires More Women to Get Breast Cancer Tests

Celebs really do matter, I guess: Researchers say that after Angelina Jolie's very public decision to have a double mastectomy in light of her BRCA1 test results, dramatically more British women pursued genetic testing. » 9/19/14 3:00pm 9/19/14 3:00pm

Cancer Charity to Display Ads With Bare Breasts in UK Shopping Centers

A breast cancer charity in the UK is launching a new campaign that features images of naked breasts which will be displayed on public billboards. » 9/19/14 11:40am 9/19/14 11:40am

Bras Don't Cause Breast Cancer, According to New Study

A new study has found that regularly wearing a bra does not increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, which would be a huge weight off our shoulders except that it literally isn't. » 9/05/14 12:30pm 9/05/14 12:30pm

Birth Control Has Been Linked to Breast Cancer, But Don't Freak Out

Researchers have found that using certain types of birth control can increase the likelihood that a woman will suffer from breast cancer at a young age. Prepare for this factoid to be splashed, sans nuance, on all sorts of whackadoodle political propaganda soon! » 8/04/14 12:50pm 8/04/14 12:50pm

Hey, Dudes: Male Breast Cancer Research Needs Volunteers

Breast cancer isn’t a ladies-only disease, but the current research offerings might make you think so. There just aren’t enough male volunteers signing up for clinical trials. » 7/16/14 12:10pm 7/16/14 12:10pm

3D Mammograms Improve Breast Cancer Detection

It doesn't take a scientist to know that pictures of boobs are better in 3D. Wait, no, apparently it does. According to a new study, 3D mammograms can increase the detection rate of breast cancer as well as decrease the rate of false alarms. » 6/25/14 11:00am 6/25/14 11:00am

My BRCA Saga

For years, I've followed a methodical cancer prevention regimen. Meet with a doctor regularly, review my family history, and flirt with the idea of BRCA testing. Nod pensively and affect a solemn expression while listening to medical recommendations. Return home with a sense of accomplishment and pride. Next, the key… » 6/21/14 2:00pm 6/21/14 2:00pm

New Study Shows Red Meat May Lead to Breast Cancer

Red meat has long been linked to pancreatic and colon cancer but now there’s a fresh threat. For those who enjoy a good, juicy hamburger or a well-cooked steak, a new study says those meals could be increasing your chances of developing breast cancer. » 6/11/14 5:10pm 6/11/14 5:10pm

Hospital Technician Faked Over 1,200 Breast Cancer Mammograms

A woman in Perry, Georgia took laziness to a whole new level, one that threatened the lives of her hospital clients who should've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Instead, they were sent home "cancer free" until receiving sobering and life-changing calls. » 4/28/14 10:25am 4/28/14 10:25am

Divynls' 'I Touch Myself' Becomes Breast Cancer Awareness Anthem

It's been one year since Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of the Divinyls, died from breast cancer. But in this touching video, her hit song lives on — in a new way. » 4/15/14 4:15pm 4/15/14 4:15pm