WASHINGTON (AP) — First, Kristen Biel learned she had breast cancer. Then, after she told the Catholic school where she taught that she’d need time off for treatment, she learned her teaching...
U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new drug for an aggressive type of breast cancer that’s spread in the body — including into the brain, where it’s especially tough to treat.
NEW YORK (AP) — Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shannen Doherty is battling a recurrence of breast cancer that has progressed to stage four, telling fans “it's a bitter pill to swallow.”
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term...
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction Friday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted...
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The breast cancer has spread, colonizing Maureen Wall's body with soulless precision.
It's bred havoc and poverty in the lives of Wall, 60, and her husband, Don,...
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — When Holly Rehder and a group of her work friends decided to go together to get mammograms, she wasn't expecting anything. She hadn't noticed anything abnormal and was just...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of people, many decked out in pink, showed in Providence for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dome of the Missouri Capitol building will be lit pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Pink lights will shine on the dome Friday through Sunday...
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — April Good noticed something odd when she grabbed her bra while getting dressed to walk her daughters to the bus stop.
"I picked it up to put it on and there was a spot...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawyer says Nebraska has agreed to pay $385,000 to a woman whose lawsuit said the state psychiatric hospital delayed her doctor-ordered mammogram for more than a year and...
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after undergoing breast cancer surgery, and bowed politely to the staff as she left.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time.
The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended...
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko has a breast cancer and will have an operation, palace officials said Friday.
The Imperial Household Agency said doctors found Michiko had...
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Three women killed when a Southern California sea cliff collapsed were members of a family gathered on a beach to celebrate one of them having survived breast cancer,...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia announced that she has Stage 2 breast cancer Monday.
The senior said she will begin chemotherapy this week and then would undergo...
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Luisel Ricks-Santi keeps the medical family tree of one of the participants in her study taped to the door of her office in her lab at Hampton University.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered the federal prison system to make sure a North Carolina woman gets timely treatment for breast cancer while she is incarcerated in Alabama.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a Lansing woman can sue the county health department that she says failed to diagnose her breast cancer.
Low-fat diet may improve breast cancer survival
For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A health care insurance company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis has awarded a 10-year, $100 million grant to Washington University School of Medicine for research into...
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A two-time breast cancer survivor who started her own shop to help other patients is now trying to sell her Missouri store after a new and devastating diagnosis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer.
Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A laboratory in Maine is announcing a multimillion-dollar collaboration with pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to try to tackle two kinds of cancer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease.
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Bresnahan Elementary School students are back to asking the only person they trust to peel open their bananas and yogurt lids during their lunch period: Officer Megan Tierney.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada hospital foundation says it will use $10 million from a former casino owner's family to expand a breast cancer detection and treatment program for underinsured and uninsured patients.
The St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation said Friday the donation from the Las Vegas-based Engelstad Foundation is the single largest gift it has ever received.
Hospital foundation chief Charles Guida calls it transformational.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Amy Adam, 46, has two children — Charlie, 11, and Ben, 8, who are also referred to as the "clinical-minded kid" and "our big feelings kind of kid," respectively.
When she told them she had breast cancer, they reacted differently. Charlie asked detailed questions about the treatment, and Ben, disappointed to learn that his mother wouldn't gain any superpowers from radiation, shouted: "You're gonna stab it in the eye. And kill it with fire."
HOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks scored 16 points and three teammates came off the bench to score 13 point each as Houston routed Northwestern State, 82-55 in the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup Monday night.
The victory was the Cougars' 18th straight win on their home court, tying Charleston for second place behind South Dakota State for longest active home court win streak.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A Greenville surgeon said she has new insight into what breast cancer patients endure after being diagnosed with the disease herself.
"You don't really appreciate what patients go through when they're diagnosed with cancer," said Dr. Sharon Ben-Or.
"It's like a death," she added. "You go through all the different phases of grief."
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Breast cancer survivors need to look to the future.
Women who are diagnosed with early-stage disease are expected to live full lives after treatment.
"Breast cancer screening has essentially transformed breast cancer care," said Tupelo radiation oncologist Dr. Benjamin Hinton. "The vast majority are diagnosed at early stage and have excellent prognoses. People are living longer than ever."
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Candi Staton says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 78-year-old said she received the news over the summer on the first day of rehearsals for her tour. She writes in a statement, "I decided to keep it to myself and do some soul searching. I went through all of the emotions: denial, poor me and anger."
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's breast cancer support license plates have brought in $3.1 million over the last decade.
Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says about 25,000 "pink ribbon" plates have sent nearly $3 million to Maine's Breast Cancer Support Services Fund since the plates were first available in October 2008.
Money in that state fund has provided breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services to over 4,700 low-income, uninsured and underinsured Maine women.
GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — Cancer keeps intruding upon Jessica Connell's life.
It happened the first time a decade ago when she was a teen and her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer — and died in 2010.
Then it happened again in 2017 when her dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and needed a lifesaving stem cell transplant.
And finally this year: The 29-year-old single mother of two young daughters has been waging a battle against her own breast cancer since January.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — As an actor who got his start here in Winston-Salem, K.T. "Todd" Nelson has never been afraid of the limelight, and being center stage was nothing new for him.
But when it came to his breast-cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Nelson shut down and shied away. In fact, he didn't tell anyone about his diagnosis until a few weeks into treatment.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — If you learn anything from Maxine Herring, you learn the importance of being positive.
That's something the Fremont woman said helped her get through a breast cancer battle — 13 years ago.
Decked out in pink blouse, Herring cheerfully talks about her family, travels and other activities.
Breast cancer was just one chapter of her life that started in 2005.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — These days, it's rare not to see Grace Carpenter greet the morning sun at the beach.
It was something she had done in her early 20s, but stopped because "I just got caught up in life just like everyone else does," she said from her Palm Beach Gardens home on a recent afternoon.
At age 36, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, three years later, she starts her days with the ocean.
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects.
Results were discussed Saturday at a cancer conference in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — A surgeon here has performed two mastectomies using robotics in a procedure that he said left no scars on his patients' breasts.
Dr. Stephen Chagares said he performed the surgeries through an incision on the side. The breast tissue was replaced with an implant in the same procedure.
"I don't even look like I had anything done," said Yvonne Zucco, 56, who was treated by Chagares for breast cancer. "And to know the cancer is gone. That was the main thing."
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Holiday phone calls. Birthday phone calls. These were the times when Jessica German could count on contact from her older half-sister, Rhiannon German.
Rhiannon, who had a lifetime history of psychological illnesses, bounced around the country, never quite finding her place. Often, she was homeless or in some sort of real or imagined trouble that might inspire another call back to her sister in Roanoke.
MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Denise Valley went all out for October — think organized brunches with drag queen performers and nights on the town with a pink stretch limo.
She participated in every breast cancer walk and 5K. When she saw an item with a pink ribbon logo at the grocery store, she bought it.
NORTON, Ohio (AP) — Officers with an Ohio city police department are wearing pink police badges this month to raise awareness for breast cancer.
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Pink lights illuminate the walkway leading to Traci DeWeese's front door where a pink wreath hangs. The 45-year-old Priceville woman — known for her caring and giving spirit — installed the lights a week after undergoing her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Two friends took their separate battles with cancer and turned it into a campaign to help others fighting the disease.
A decade ago Lisa Willman and Julie Pfeifer started GRACE Cancer Foundation. The local nonprofit provides financial support to Grand Island area families going through treatment for any type of cancer.