To Molly Ivins, With Love ….

Molly was the quintessential kick-ass investigative reporter who loved to poke fun at the Repubs, especially George W. She was fiery, feisty, and noisy.  She possessed an outrageous honesty and humor as she held to her highest standards for truth-telling and calling it just exactly as she saw it. She was an original who inspired generations […]

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants by Denise Grady

The New York Times May 14, 2017 Nearly all the cases of lymphoma have been linked to textured implants like the one shown here.CreditSouthern Illinois University/Science Source Nearly every case of the rare cancer that has been linked to breast implants — anaplastic large-cell lymphoma — involves those with a […]

Fighting Cancer In A Country Without A Word For It

Philippa Kibugu-Decuir aims to prevent breast cancer deaths in East Africa using a survivor’s most powerful weapon: knowledge. By Kellie M. Walsh March 15, 2017 Teaching is, and always has been, Philippa Kibugu-Decuir’s calling: from the time she was a little girl giving lessons to her playmates, to her combined 28 […]

Who Needs Another Cancer? by Susan Gubar

Living with Cancer The New York Times WELL March 2, 2017 “No thanks, I already have cancer,” I said to the radiologist. Since the magnified images of calcifications in my right breast looked neither obviously benign nor obviously malignant, he had just recommended a biopsy. Even after I explained that […]

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’ by Denise Grady

The New York Times May 14, 2017   Raylene Hollrah was 33, with a young daughter, when she learned she had breast cancer. She made a difficult decision, one she hoped would save her life: She had her breasts removed, underwent grueling chemotherapy and then had reconstructive surgery. In 2013, […]

How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Alexandra Sifferlin

Time Magazine May 8, 2013   Breaking a sweat does more for your body than just trim your waistline. Exercise may lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer and researchers are finding out why. Scientists from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul conducted a study of 391 inactive, healthy, premenopausal women […]

12 Ways to Support a Breast Cancer Warrior by Wendy Donner

The Huffington Post March 2, 2015 Given that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life, chances are you’ll have the opportunity to don your pink ribbons and stand by in support of your friend, sister, mother, or daughter. Breast cancer is highly treatable […]

Breast Cancer

Source: American Cancer Society February, 2013 Breast cancer is a malignant (cancer) tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. It is found mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Here we will only talk about breast cancer in women. You can learn more about breast […]