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

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

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

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

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

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

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.