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35 min ago | Daily Echo
That is the message from a Hampshire charity which is now one step closer to opening a centre to support thousands of people battling the disease. Cancer support centre The Haven in Wessex has reached a major fundraising milestone after raising more than half its target and will open the doors of number 35 The Square, its Grade Two listed building in Titchfield to the public on Saturday ahead of renovation work.
1 hr ago | The Northern Echo
East woman who survived breast cancer more than 35 years ago is to take to the catwalk for a celebrity fashion show to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Helen Haydock, 67, from Hurworth, near Darlington, is one of 24 men and women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis asked to take part in the annual show on October 1, which will feature work by Stella McCartney, Jenny Packham and Temperley London.
4 hrs ago | The Post-Standard
Coman, 53, spent the previous two years paying off hip replacement surgery. Plummeting deep into debt for more expensive medical procedures weighed on her.
5 hrs ago | SFGate
Ruby Ribbon, a fashion company with products sold exclusively through technology-empowered Independent Stylists, announced today that it will team with its sales force to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. During the month of October, the sale of seven designated products - including versions of the company's award-winning shapewear - will benefit City of Hope, a world leader in breast cancer research and treatment.
During their lifetimes, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the number one killer of women aged between 40 and 55. Each year, two million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed and, depending on the country, more than 40% of these women will die from the disease.
It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns out the issue hadn't really been studied in scientific fashion.
I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.
Health startup Willowglade Technologies plans to launch its "My Breast Cancer Journey" app for iOS and Android devices by the end of the month, the first in a series of planned apps designed to provide information and support for cancer patients, the company told Re/code . The tool aims to help those battling breast cancer keep track of their medical tests, submit information to clinical trials, access medical literature customized to their conditions and securely share progress with friends and family.
People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.
Last week, the woman who discovered BRCA1, a gene that in a mutated form increases vulnerability to breast cancer, received a Lasker Award for her achievements in medical science. Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, who simultaneously published an article in JAMA about population-based screening for cancer-related genetic mutations , took the opportunity to call for much wider use of genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer than currently exists.
I'm a Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Until mid-2011 I was Professor and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said. Interim medical director Tony Berendt said at the trust board meeting this week: "Patients have almost all completed their assessments and we are continuing with our internal investigation.
TODAY the Journal is jointly launching a new appeal to fund a much-needed breast cancer unit at Salisbury District Hospital. Together with the Stars Appeal, we aim to raise A 750,000 to provide a quicker and more dignified service to the 4,500 local women and a small number of men who are treated each year.
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Increasing the upper limit for breast cancer screening from age 69 to 75 in the Netherlands resulted in a slight decrease in diagnoses of advanced breast cancer, while early-stage cancer incidence increased, according to a BMJ study. Using Dutch cancer registries, researchers assessed incident breast cancer rates among 25,000 women aged 70 to 75 before and after a mass screening program began to include women up to age 75. The incidence rates of early-stage tumors increased after the screening change, from 248.7 to 369.9 cases per 100,000 women before screening.
A surgeon here has come up with a "map" that can reduce the risks and duration of a common early-stage breast cancer surgery. In such surgery, or a sentinel lymph node biopsy, doctors remove the body structures that cancer cells are most likely to spread to.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:45 am
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