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Angelina Jolie Had A Double Mastectomy Angelina Jolie Had A Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie, the epitome of physical beauty to many women, has just made public the news that she chose to have a double mastectomy earlier this year after finding out she carries a gene that makes breast and ovarian cancer …

Jane Fonda: Not Afraid of Dying and Still Into Sex Jane Fonda: Not Afraid of Dying and Still Into Sex
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Actress Jane Fonda’s career has spanned four decades and has had plenty of ups and downs. Fonda’s acting career exploded as she took the role of 60s sex symbol Barbarella, and she quickly became famous for her anti-war activism, her …

Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver

A new study has moved forward with a drug that could target a newly-identified breast cancer driver. Breast cancers are defined and treated according to their hormonal drivers, of which the most common are estrogen, progesterone, and HER2. Androgen receptors …

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working. …

Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA
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UCLA researchers announced this week that they have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a five-year study into the risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer depression. The 300 volunteers needed for …

Breast Cancer 3-D Imaging Technique Provides Greater Clarity Breast Cancer 3-D Imaging Technique Provides Greater Clarity

Researchers at UCLA have announced a new technique that produces clearer 3-D images of breast tissue while using a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a traditional mammogram. The higher-quality images are two to three times sharper than those created …

Breast Cancer Risk Predicted by Blood Hormone Levels 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 …

Touch Yourself for Breast Cancer Awareness, and Share It on Facebook Touch Yourself for Breast Cancer Awareness, and Share It on Facebook

This isn’t your mother’s breast cancer awareness campaign. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a result you may have seen a lot of pink ribbons floating around. That’s cool and all, but another campaign just wants you to …

Breast Cancer Early Detection Campaign to Begin in October 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 …

Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins 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 …

Herceptin Breast Cancer Drug Shown to Greatly Increase Heart Risks Herceptin Breast Cancer Drug Shown to Greatly Increase Heart Risks
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A study by the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle has determined that trastuzumab, the drug behind the brand name Herceptin, raises the risks for heart problems in breast cancer patients much more than previously thought. Trastuzumab is widely prescribed …

Breast Cancer: If You Drink One Glass a Day You Increase Your Risk Breast Cancer: If You Drink One Glass a Day You Increase Your Risk

A recent study indicates that if you have one alcoholic beverage a day you increase you likelihood of getting breast cancer by four percent. That risk skyrockets to 50 percent for individuals who consume three or more drinks per day. …

eBay Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
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In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, eBay is asking people to sell, buy or donate through its eBay Giving Works program.

eBay Giving Works allows buyers and sellers to support nonprofits by selling an item and donating a portion of the proceeds.

“In fact, for the value of every laptop sold this month through Giving Works, one uninsured patient could get a mammogram,” said Robert Chatwani, Director eBay Global Citizenship.

Breast Cancer Survivors Lead MySpace Initiative
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As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a number of Internet companies are showing their support in a variety of ways. Yesterday, we looked at what Ask.com was doing – turning their homepage into a memorial.

Today, we look at MySpace, who as they have done for the past three years, is teaming up with General Mills to support an online community called Pink Together, which resides on MySpace.

Ask Continues Breast Cancer Awareness Efforts

Update: Ask has transormed its homepage into a Breast Cancer Memorial as the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month has arrived. The Ask.com homepage will continuously change throughout the day as tributes are added in honor of survivors, those living with breast cancer, and in memory of those lost to the disease.

Ask.com Stepping Up in Fight Against Breast Cancer

OAKLAND, Calif., September 14, 2009 — Ask.com, a leading search engine and operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced the launch of its Search for the Cure® program and charitable commitment to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Accuracy Of Breast Cancer Web Sites Questioned
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Researchers at the University of Texas in Houston have found that one in 20 breast cancer Web pages contained inaccurate information and sites featuring complimentary and alternative medicine were 15 times more likely to have false or misleading health information.

Peas On Earth, Goodwill Toward Twitter
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A couple of days ago something strange began happening on Twitter. Avatars of the people I follow began sporting peas. Peas in the background, in the foreground, pea pods, pea hats. And I’m all, "what’s with the freakin’ peas?"

Sport a Pink Redesign to Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, and many sites across the internet, especially concentrated within the blogosphere, have redesigned their layouts in pink monochrome to promote awareness of this disease.