PHUKET: An event held in Phuket Town yesterday (Dec 11) raised awareness on breast cancer prevention, post-operation care and had participants taking part in a demonstration during which they helped create implants similar to those used in breast-reconstruction surgery. The event, held at the Robinson Ocean department store, was organised […]

(Reuters Health) – Women with breast cancer who have one or both breasts removed are less likely to get immediate reconstruction surgery at hospitals that are struggling financially, a U.S. study suggests. Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery – either a lumpectomy that removes malignant tissue […]

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) By Linda Searing By Linda Searing December 9 at 7:45 AM The question The association between birth control pills and breast cancer was identified years ago. However, many women and their doctors have assumed that newer, lower-dose pills — and other hormonal delivery methods beyond the pill […]

A doctor arrested for allegedly running an illegal Upper East Side plastic-surgery practice that left a woman’s breasts disfigured asked for his bail to be reduced — because he has skin cancer. Nicholas Sewell, 74, was jailed last month when he was accused along with unlicensed plastic surgeon Brad Jacobs, […]

Katherine Streeter for NPR Katherine Streeter for NPR It’s long been known that hormonal contraception, like any medicine, carries some risks. But doctors and women have hoped that the newer generations of low-dose contraceptive pills, IUDs and implants eliminated the breast cancer risk of earlier, higher-dose formulations. Now a big […]

HOUSTON – For Claudia Sierra, years of bullying and teasing about her looks took a toll on the mother of two. “Being bullied for my skin color, my nose, my heritage, my hair, my everything, and I would make fun of my own self with these kids that would make […]

Cancer of any sort is a fearsome diagnosis. Breast cancer is none the less frightening; however, better detection tools including immuno-histochemical methods and screening methods have reduced the sting as cancers are caught earlier and therefore patients have better outcomes. As well, gene research has uncovered the BRCA1 and BRCA2 […]

While Lisa Eyerkuss successfully beat back breast cancer four years ago, she was left with a visible reminder of the experience: four tiny black radiation markers on her chest and one on her back. “They’re small and it’s not that I’m a vain person, but when I wear a low-cut dress […]