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By Stephanie Sy, Karina Cuevas
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has long said women can choose to start breast cancer screening as young as 40 but until now has made a stronger recommendation for the X-ray exams every two years between ages 50 and…
By Associated Press
The FDA on Thursday announced new regulations requiring mammogram providers to inform patients about the density of their breasts, a factor that increases the risk of breast cancer and can require additional screenings in order to properly detect the disease.
By Candice Norwood, The 19th
Scientists are targeting triple-negative cancer, which disproportionately affects Black people.
First lady Jill Biden visited South Carolina on Monday, promoting efforts toward finding a cure for cancer and touring a cancer center in the state that played a pivotal role in her husband's victory in the 2020 Democratic primary.
By Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
By Katie Pickert
After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, healthcare journalist Kate Pickert began conducting extensive research to become more informed about her own treatment. Her book "Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America" chronicles her findings and personal…
By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment "went well."…
By Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
Losing breasts to cancer can be a shattering experience. As Maya Trabulsi of KPBS in San Diego reports, a tight-knit group of women at a retirement home in Escondido, California, is lessening the pain associated with mastectomies — one loving…
By Kimberly Bertrand, The Conversation
Black women could be at higher risk of breast cancer due to frequent use of lye-based hair straighteners. A group of epidemiologists explain their research.
By Yamiche Alcindor, Lorna Baldwin
For Black women in America, a breast cancer diagnosis brings with it a disturbing statistic. Black women are less likely to develop breast cancer but 40 percent more likely to die from it than white women, according to the Centers…
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