All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘breast cancer awareness’

Christina Applegate Helps Women Living With Cancer

Christina Applegate is cancer-free after her double mastectomy in 2008, but she hasn’t forgotten what it was like hear her doctor say that she had breast cancer. According to ABC, she described it as incredibly lonely. Christina Applegate is now a new face for the Stand Up to Cancer organization and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In fact, she …

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Christina Applegate Now Helps Breast Cancer Patients

Christina Applegate was devastated back in 2008 when she received the news that she had breast cancer. During an interview for her new public service announcement for Stand Up to Cancer and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Christina Applegate admitted that she felt entirely alone and shocked. “I think when you get diagnosed with cancer, there’s such a sense of …

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Katie Holmes to Play Manhattan Socialite in ABC Pilot

Katie Holmes will return to the small screen in her first starring role since Dawson’s Creek. The pilot, which will air on ABC, is currently untitled. Homes will play a Manhattan socialite who is described as Audrey Hepburn-esque. Homes will star opposite British actor Rufus Sewell. The pilot will be written and executive-produced by Richard LaGravenese, who has written screenplays …

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Supreme Court could hear the ‘Boobies’ Bracelet case

The case between two teenage girls and a Pennsylvania school district may soon be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case began in 2010 when Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, now 14 and 15, were suspended from school for wearing bracelets with the phrase “I (heart) boobies” in support for Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The school district had banned …

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Motorboatin YouTubers Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

Simple Pickup describes motorboating as “the act of pushing one’s face in between two ample breast, and rocking one’s head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating ‘brrr’ sound.” Yeah, that’s about right. Although breast cancer awareness and motorboating don’t really share the same seriousness shelf, these YouTubers have decided to put the two together for the …

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Breast Cancer Risk Predicted by Blood Hormone Levels

Researchers have found that blood hormone tests can predict a woman’s risk of postmenopausal breast cancer for up to 20 years. The study used data from the Nurses Health Study and looked at 796 patients with postmenopausal breast cancer who had not received hormone therapy, and each was matched with two controls who were not diagnosed with breast cancer. Blood …

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Breast Cancer Early Detection Campaign to Begin in October

Gannett Co. today announced an upcoming media campaign in conjunction with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to promote the NBCF’s Early Detection Plan and its online resources. The campaign will begin in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NBCF will have ads across a wide variety of Gannett properties, including local television stations, websites, USA Today, …

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Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins

A study published this week in the journal Nature shows that some types breast cancers are genetically similar to ovarian tumors. Basal-like breast tumors, one of the most deadly types of breast cancers, were found to be more genetically similar to ovarian tumors than even other types of breast cancers. Basal-like tumors account for around 10% of all breast cancers …

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Boobstagram: It’s Instagram For Boobs (Get it?)

Need an excuse to stare at boobs? Try this French site (leave it to the French), Boobstagram. The site was created as a parody of Instagram (obviously) to raise awareness for breast cancer. Their motto: ” Showing her breasts on the internet is good, showing them to her doctor is better.” Women are encouraged to submit photos of their breasts …

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