Double Mastectomies Are Life-Saving, Mammograms Aren't

There's a lot of boob news today: two different studies have been published in regard to breast cancer that could directly impact its diagnosis and treatment. In one, researchers found that women with the BRCA mutation have a much higher chance of survival with a double mastectomy. In another, it was found that death… » 2/12/14 11:40am 2/12/14 11:40am

Would You Attend a Mammogram Party?

Some clinics are now offering "mamm parties" in hopes of encouraging more women to get mammograms by luring them in with chocolate fountains, spa treatments, and a casual group atmosphere. Some women who've attended told ABC that the parties were "a great way to take the preconceived notion that a mammogram is a… » 11/15/12 3:20pm 11/15/12 3:20pm

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

Human Trials Of Breast Cancer Vaccine May Start In Two Years

Scientists at the Cleveland Clinic are working on a vaccine against the protein alpha-lactalbumin, which is only found in breast cancer cells and mammary cells of lactating women. If it works, it would be available for women over 40. [Guardian] » 5/31/10 2:45pm 5/31/10 2:45pm

Keeping You Abreast

Good and bad breast cancer news. The bad: a recent survey » 9/04/08 11:45am 9/04/08 11:45am of black and white women who have had surgery to remove early-stage breast cancer found that black women were less likely than white women to receive the crucial follow-up radiation treatment. The survey joins a long line of studies that show that U.S. blacks…

Searing Pain In Your Puss? You're Not Alone

Imagine your vaginal area hurting so much that you can't sit for prolonged periods of time and sex is absolutely out of the question. Doctors are reporting that as many as one in six American women may be suffering from vulvodynia, which the New York Times describes as "searing or shooting pain when any amount of… » 1/29/08 9:30am 1/29/08 9:30am

Even With Breasts, Black Women Get Short End Of The Stick

So there's good news and bad news on the breast-health front. The good news is that breast cancer diagnoses have been on the decline for the past few years, decreasing by about 3.7% each year between 2001 and 2004, according to a report from the American Cancer Society. This is partly because women stopped taking… » 9/25/07 12:30pm 9/25/07 12:30pm