Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she had a preventive mastectomy after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her risk of breast cancer.
In double mastectomies, surgeons typically remove as much breast tissue as possible. In Jolie's case, because she…
LOS ANGELES - It stands to reason that the longer a woman waits to start breast cancer treatment, the worse her prognosis. A new study of California women puts some hard numbers on the cost of delaying treatment - and finds that Latinas, African-Americans and poor women were most likely to p…
Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests. The risk comes from any amount of radiation, starts five years after treatment and lasts for decades, doctors found.
My mother died of breast cancer in March 1980, two years after she was diagnosed. I was 17 years old. My mom was only 43.
CHICAGO — Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests. The disease is still uncommon among women younger than 40, and the small change has experts scratching their heads about possible reasons.
Manzanita Elementary Principal Colleen Nichols shows the National Blue Ribbon Award given to the school by the U.S. Department of Education. It recognizes constant exemplary performance. The school received the honor in November, but held a Blue Ribbon flag ceremony on Jan. 9
Thornydale Elementary a finalist in contest
Events include party tonight at Playground.
The Maids of Tucson are hosting a rummage sale and car wash Saturday from 10 a.m. tp 4 p.m. at The Maids home office, 4425 E. Broadway.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman who pretended to have cancer in order to raise money for breast implants has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment so she could get money from them to buy breast implants.
The Southern Arizona affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a free film screening followed by a question-and-answer period Tuesday night.
Caregiver Conference has Alzheimer's talk
Mareya Bullard, 34, has had a double mastectomy and 27 chemo sessions. The Komen Foundation helped her deal with the health-care-coverage nightmare, and walks with dogs Lucy, center, and Pearl lift her spirits.
A drop in donations to its biggest fundraiser of the year is creating a crisis for Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Southern Arizona chapter, its executive director said this week. With the event less than two weeks away, registration this week totaled 4,200, far less than the event's target of…
NEW YORK - The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity
on Friday abandoned plans to eliminate grants to Planned
Parenthood. The startling decision came after three days of
virulent criticism that resounded across the Internet, jeopardizing
Komen's iconic image.