Dec 3, 2013 — A new kind of mammogram that takes many X-rays to make a three-dimensional image can help doctors find cancer and reduce false alarms. But it's still unclear who might benefit from the technique, and whether it's worth the higher cost and double dose of radiation.
Oct 25, 2013 — Imagine a device that would help men correct course when they mess up while trying to support the women they love. One breast cancer husband who did just about everything wrong when his wife was diagnosed says he would have welcomed a little back-seat driving.
Sep 9, 2013 — Women who died of breast cancer were less likely to have had a mammogram in the past two years, researchers found. That was particularly true among younger women. Even though breast cancer is rarer in the young, the tumors can be more aggressive.
Aug 5, 2013 — The question of how to treat ductal carcinoma in situ is roiling the medical profession, and making for tough choices for women. The condition may never become invasive cancer. But some women choose to have mastectomies rather than live with uncertainty.
Jun 17, 2013 — Dr. Judith Salerno, a geriatrician, is replacing Nancy Brinker, the cancer philanthropy's founder and longtime chief executive. The change comes more than a year and a half after a decision to halt grants to Planned Parenthood plunged the group into controversy.
Jun 5, 2013 — The Komen foundation has attributed the drop in walk participation, in part, to a crummy economy. But it's clear the organization underestimated the reaction to its short-lived decision in early 2012 to discontinue funding for breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood.
May 31, 2013 — Mastectomies have become increasingly popular for women with breast cancer. That's a big turnaround from the 1980s, when women abandoned mastectomy in favor of breast-saving lumpectomy.
May 28, 2013 — Inherited mutations of some genes can contribute to breast cancer risk. There are tests for a range of these uncommon mutations, but whether an insurer will pay for them varies, too.
May 21, 2013 — Newspaper columnist Regina Brett and her daughter Gabrielle share a genetic risk factor for breast cancer. It's the same one that led Angelina Jolie to have a preventive mastectomy. Before Jolie's very public decision, the Bretts struggled with their own.
May 15, 2013 — When Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive mastectomy, women who have struggled with the same tough choices spoke out about the dilemmas of medical choice.