​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 6:20pm 10/18/14 6:20pm

Twenty years ago, only 1–2% of women with cancer in one breast opted for a double mastectomy. Today, that number can approach 25%. Why? According to surgical oncologist Todd Tuttle, the spike is largely explained by an inconsistency between real and perceived risk of developing cancer in the second breast. » 4/10/14 9:50am 4/10/14 9:50am

Fun Breast Cancer® Awareness™ Products That Can Cause Breast Cancer®

Breast Cancer®, the America's Sweetheart of deadly, disfiguring diseases that it is, inspires a deluge of pink junk for sale every October. Some of that pink junk, in addition to being ugly, cloying, and infantilizing, contains chemicals that have been linked to boobs full of tumors. No Awareness™ like the Awareness™… » 10/15/13 2:20pm 10/15/13 2:20pm

Breakthrough treatment could fight both leukemia and breast cancer

A new avenue of treatment could fight two of the most prominent cancers — effectively hitting both leukemia and breast cancer. We could soon be inhibiting tumor growth by targeting a single protein, and this could revolutionize treatments of both diseases. Two papers published this week in the Journal of Experimental… » 1/27/12 11:00am 1/27/12 11:00am

Wonder Woman and She-Hulk give themselves breast exams in Mozambique

Call me crazy, but I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that Marvel and DC didn't sign off on these Mozambican print spots depicting comicdom's foremost superheroines mid-breast exam. » 12/14/11 6:35am 12/14/11 6:35am

Cheating on your low-carb diet helps you lose weight - and could…

Low carbohydrate diets go in and out of fashion for weight loss, but a new piece of research suggests that an occasional low carb day is better than traditional diets for helping to prevent breast cancer. The findings are set to be presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, where the researchers describe a… » 12/08/11 3:35pm 12/08/11 3:35pm

Was the FDA Right to Declare Avastin Ineffective for Breast Cancer?

The Food and Drug Administration declared this morning that the blockbuster pharmaceutical Avastin — one of the world's best-selling cancer drugs — should no longer be prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer, claiming that the drug has proven to be neither safe nor effective in treating the disease. But is it… » 11/18/11 10:23am 11/18/11 10:23am

The same gene promotes prostate cancer and prevents breast cancer

More and more members of the general public are becoming familiar with the idea that "cancer" is not one disease, but rather a word used to describe numerous diseases with countless underlying causes. » 10/17/11 1:03pm 10/17/11 1:03pm

A sobering reminder on what breast cancer is (and isn't)

It's national breast cancer awareness month, which means you'll be hearing plenty of reminders about the importance of early detection, and what you can do to catch the disease before it takes your life. And while regular breast exams are obviously valuable, it's important to remember that the facts behind breast… » 10/12/11 6:30am 10/12/11 6:30am

Handheld Device Electrifies Your Breast Tissue, Diagnoses Cancer Risk

Soon, you could be determining your breast cancer risk with a simple needle jab, to collect a small amount of tissue — which doctors would electrify and subject to weird chemicals, before extracting the estrogen for analysis. » 10/07/09 2:15pm 10/07/09 2:15pm