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One woman's work to spread awareness about rare form of breast cancer

One woman's work to spread awareness about rare form of breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
It's a fast-moving and potentially deadly disease. And maybe the scariest thing about it is that it's often mistaken for less serious conditions.
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Positive spin often put on drug trials: study

Positive spin often put on drug trials: study | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press at 19:34 on January 09, 2013, EST. Dr. Ian Tannock is shown in a handout photo.
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Settlement In Suit On Pregnancy Drug

Settlement In Suit On Pregnancy Drug | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
BOSTON — Four sisters who claimed their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s reached a settlement Wednesday with Eli Lilly and Co.
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Paying For Breast Cancer Treatment

Paying For Breast Cancer Treatment | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Before you start paying for breast cancer treatment, you need to know the projected cost and how you're going to pay for your treatment. You already know that paying for breast cancer treatment will be expensive, so check out your options now.
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Canandaigua Breast Cancer Fraud Pleads Grand Larceny

Canandaigua Breast Cancer Fraud Pleads Grand Larceny | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Melissa Jones defrauds her employer and community of $30,000 by falsely claiming breast cancer.
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Lawyer at trial: Mom’s pregnancy drug caused Mass. sisters’ cancer; drug maker denies claim

Lawyer at trial: Mom’s pregnancy drug caused Mass. sisters’ cancer; drug maker denies claim | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
BOSTON — Eli Lilly and Co. failed to test a drug’s effect on fetuses before promoting it as a way to prevent miscarriages, a lawyer charged Tuesday in opening statements in a trial over whether four sisters’ breast cancer was...
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Medicare spends $1 billion on mammograms

Medicare spends $1 billion on mammograms | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year - about as much as it spends on treatment, according to a new study.  "It's known that we're spending over $1 billion on treating cancer, but we were surprised to find that we're also spending over $1 billion for screening," said Dr. Cary Gross, the study's lead author from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut."

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The Oslo Breast Cancer Screening Trial Concludes That The Use Of 3D Mammography In Combination With A 2D Breast Exam Finds Significantly More Cancers Than A 2D Breast Exam Alone

The Oslo Breast Cancer Screening Trial Concludes That The Use Of 3D Mammography In Combination With A 2D Breast Exam Finds Significantly More Cancers Than A 2D Breast Exam Alone | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"The study, “Comparison of Digital Mammography Alone and Digital Mammography plus Tomosynthesis in a Population-based Screening Program,” was led by Per Skaane, M.D., Ph.D. of Oslo University Hospital Ullevaal. The study was based on 12,631 screening examinations in a large hospital in Norway.  "

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Radiologia Brasileira - Recommendations of Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem, Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia, and Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e O...

Radiologia Brasileira - Recommendations of Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem, Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia, and Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e O... | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer and main cause of cancer deaths among women in Brazil and worldwide. On the other hand, this is the tumor whose screening has demonstrated the greatest impact on mortality reduction.

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Costly breast cancer screenings don't add up to better outcomes, study finds

Costly breast cancer screenings don't add up to better outcomes, study finds | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Even though U.S. Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings such as a mammography, there is no evidence that higher spending benefits older women, researchers have found.
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Questions and Answers (2 Letters)

Questions and Answers (2 Letters) | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Ms. Pierson’s very personal and well-written essay raises issues that physicians and patients have struggled with for generations: to tell or not tell a patient the true and sometimes depressing or frightening truth about a diagnosis."

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‘Housewives’ iGoPINK Ad Is Totally Offensive To Breast Cancer Survivors

‘Housewives’ iGoPINK Ad Is Totally Offensive To Breast Cancer Survivors | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
In the new iGoPINK campaign with Housewives Gretchen Christine, the Breast Cancer Charities of America offends women and breast cancer survivors.
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Analysis: In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of the beholder

Analysis: In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of the beholder | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the United States enters the fifth decade of its war on cancer, deaths continue to decline, according to an exhaustive report based on official data released on Monday.But that...
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Moderately expressed protein carried poor prognosis for breast cancer | Hematology Oncology

Moderately expressed protein carried poor prognosis for breast cancer | Hematology Oncology | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Hematology Oncology | The prognosis for breast cancer after surgery is adverse when a key protein is expressed moderately and without amplification of its associated oncogene, according to study results.
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Pfizer May Push $5 Billion Breast Cancer Hope for Ruling

Pfizer May Push $5 Billion Breast Cancer Hope for Ruling | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drugmaker, is weighing whether to ask U.S. regulators to expedite their review of a potential $5 billion-a-year treatment to slow a type of incurable breast cancer.
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Clinic found guilty of misleading women by claiming it could detect breast lumps through thermal imaging

Clinic found guilty of misleading women by claiming it could detect breast lumps through thermal imaging | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast Angels, based at a clinic in Liverpool, offers scans to detect breast cancer. However, a watchdog says the company did not have evidence to back up its claims.
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How To Avoid Cancer Frauds

How To Avoid Cancer Frauds | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Cancer is expensive, and many people need help, but not all of them are genuine. Cancer scams often net a lot of money by exploiting your trust. Learn how to avoid cancer frauds and hoaxes, and deal with cancer fakers.
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Cancer screening unlikely to benefit patients with a short life expectancy: Less than 10 years and risks are likely to outweigh benefits

Cancer screening unlikely to benefit patients with a short life expectancy: Less than 10 years and risks are likely to outweigh benefits | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast and colorectal cancer screening should be targeted towards patients with a life expectancy greater than 10 years: for any shorter life expectancy the harms are likely to outweigh the benefits, concludes a new study.
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Among Breast Cancer Screens, Pricey Isn’t Always Better | TIME.com

Among Breast Cancer Screens, Pricey Isn’t Always Better | TIME.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
For older women, cheaper methods of detecting breast cancer may be as good as more expensive ones, according to the latest research.
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Cancer Report Finds US Death Rates Are Falling - Health News - redOrbit

Cancer Report Finds US Death Rates Are Falling - Health News - redOrbit | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Cancer deaths amongst adults in the US declined modestly over the past decade, but incidence rates for children and teenagers has risen slightly since 1992, according to a report from various cancer organizations.
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Release New Publication

Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Release New Publication | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"The Metastatic Breast Cancer Series: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed is designed to help women navigate the first few days, weeks and months after a first-time, stage IV breast cancer diagnosis or metastatic recurrence. The guide focuses on medical, emotional and practical concerns with the goal of helping readers to understand the biology of metastatic disease, form questions they may need or want to ask and provide available resources that improve emotional and physical wellness. "

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Report: Death rates from cancer still inching down

Report: Death rates from cancer still inching down | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down, researchers reported Monday.
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The headline is deceptive. It's not true when it comes to breast cancer especially for African-American women.

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BOSTON: Mass. women at trial: Pregnancy drug caused cancer | Health | Macon.com

BOSTON: Mass. women at trial: Pregnancy drug caused cancer | Health | Macon.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A lawyer for four sisters who believe their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy says the drug maker failed to test its effect on fetuses before promoting it as a way to prevent miscarriages.
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Knowing You Carry a Cancer Gene

Knowing You Carry a Cancer Gene | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
If you carry a gene mutation that greatly increases your risk of cancer, when does knowing about it become too much to handle?
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Breast cancer patient finds beauty in a scar - We're turning Pink! - MiamiHerald.com

Breast cancer patient finds beauty in a scar - We're turning Pink! - MiamiHerald.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Andrea Torres, a Miami Herald staff writer, has been chronicling her battle with breast cancer in Tuesday’s Tropical Life.
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