A Christian publisher is withdrawing copies of the "Cancer Awareness Bible," from stores because the Bible helped raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which in turn contributed to Planned Parenthood.
Women who have a screening mammogram every other year are substantially less likely than those who opt for annual screening to experience false-positive results and biopsies that turn out to be unnecessary, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Giuliana Rancic said Monday that she has breast cancer, having discovered a tumor during a mammogram while undergoing another round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.
Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, discusses Giuliana Rancic's cancer diagnosis and the dangers of IVF.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.
I had breast reduction surgery two years ago and went from a size GG to DD. I wanted to know, does a reduction lower the risk of breast cancer or abnormalities in the breast?
Christie Hall began putting off mammograms long before debate about appropriate screening became a hot-button issue.
I had fibroadenoma [a benign breast tumor] and had it removed with surgery. I am 31 and I want to know if I can take precautions to prevent breast cancer or other related problems.
Many radiologists rely on specialized computer software to pinpoint suspicious areas in routine mammograms.
In 2010, a study found women with no family history of breast cancer do not benefit from mammograms at an early age.
The use of mammograms has dipped since a medical task force made controversial recommendations that women in their 40s may not need to get breast cancer screenings every year, according to one of three small studies to be presented Monday.
A new study supports screening women for breast cancer after age 40. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
I had my first mammogram yesterday and my breasts are still really sore. I am fairly small-chested, and the tech said that usually makes it hurt more. What can I do for the pain now, and is there anything I can do to make it hurt less next time?
If you're a woman in your 40s, you probably remember how checking the health of your breasts became a point of national contention last year.
When Hallie Leighton received the letter from her doctor with the results of her recent mammogram, she opened it tentatively, afraid of what it might say. Her mother and grandmother had both had breast cancer, and she didn't want to suffer the same fate.
American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Dr. Otis Brawley shares his opinion on why mammography is still relevant.
Is it really worth it to get a mammogram? Should I be getting mammograms?
A new study released Thursday suggests mammograms might not be as effective in reducing deaths from breast cancer in women over 50 as previously thought.
Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer.
Martina Navratilova tells CNN's Larry King about her battle with breast cancer.
It was the year that a new pandemic flu swept across the globe, initially baffling health authorities and causing worldwide panic.
The recent revelation by Teresa Heinz, wife of U.S. Senator John Kerry, that she has been diagnosed with early-stage cancer in both of her breasts has likely left many women wondering, "Could this happen to me?"
"I have had two operations and my prognosis for a full recovery is good," says Teresa Heinz
The Senate took another step forward in the health care debate Thursday, casting its first votes on what is certain to be a long series of politically charged amendments.
I've been digesting the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for two weeks now. And I'm still swallowing hard.
The new recommendations for breast cancer screening -- and the public debate surrounding them -- underscore the need to distinguish between rationing and establishing science-based standards of health care. That distinction will be crucial as we strive for better and more affordable care in the United States.
Members of a task force that issued controversial recommendations for breast cancer screenings defended the group's guidelines but acknowledged "poor" communication in explaining them to women.
The breast cancer survivor says she doesn't trust a healthcare system that profits off the sick
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at new guidelines for cervical cancer screenings.
The new mammogram recommendations out earlier this week caused quite an uproar. Now comes another change in screening tests for women -- this one for cervical cancer.
Young women should have their first Pap test no sooner than age 21, regardless of when they become sexually active, say new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Earlier screening for cervical cancer may lead to unnecessary and possibly harmful treatments for an increasingly rare cancer, according to ACOG, the leading U.S. professional organization for obstetricians and gynecologists.
What will it mean for insurance coverage if mammography guidelines change? Elizabeth Cohen reports.
A government task force says women in their 40s don't need annual mammograms, but Sara Fought would beg to differ: She says she's alive today because a routine mammogram found cancer when she was 42.
Breast cancer surgeons, cancer organizations and even the White House are expressing concern about new screening recommendations issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
The fallout continues after a federal task force changed guidelines on mammograms. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in.
Wolf interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about mammograms.
A federal advisory board's recommendation that women in their 40s should avoid routine mammograms is not government policy and has caused "a great deal of confusion," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.
Advocacy groups disagree with new guidelines about mammograms for women in their 40s. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
A vacation to Washington nearly a decade ago led to a life-changing revelation for Kathi Cordsen. Passing by a breast cancer awareness event, her mother blurted it out: Her doctor had just confirmed that she had breast cancer.
Women in their 40s should not get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, according to updated guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
My wife always knows what's coming whenever her hometown of Cuba, Kansas comes up in conversation.* She always knows I'm going to tell the story of the first time I went there with her. We've been married for more than 11 years, so we're now in that early stage of finishing each other's stories. And I suspect that the "first time I went to Cuba" story has been told more than most.
"We are an army," says Andrea Ivory of the group gathered with her early on a Saturday morning.
Andrea Ivory is bringing early detection to the doorsteps of uninsured women in Miami, Florida.
Women at high risk of breast cancer can often lower that risk by taking medication, including drugs like tamoxifen or the osteoporosis drug raloxifene (Evista).
U.S. breast cancer cases have dropped in women aged 50 to 69 in recent years because many women have stopped taking hormone therapy, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.
When Maria Rubeo closed her arm, she felt something "very big -- like a lemon."
Women at high risk for breast cancer are generally advised to have one mammogram and one magnetic resonance image scan every year, and they usually schedule them around the same time, along with a hands-on examination by a doctor. The idea is to get three different views of what's going on in the breasts.
Do more frequent mammograms pick up some breast cancer tumors that might have gone away without treatment? Possibly, according to a controversial study published this week in Archives of Internal Medicine. However, experts caution that the research raises an interesting question, but can't definitively answer it.
Digital mammograms may offer a clearer picture than x-rays as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.
An experimental menopause treatment drugmaker Wyeth is developing reduced hot flashes, trouble sleeping and other symptoms
A radioactive tracer that "lights up" cancer hiding inside dense breasts showed promise in its first big test against mammograms, revealing more tumors and giving fewer false alarms
In Health for Her, CNN's Judy Fortin looks at the difference between digital and film mammograms.
When I first heard about digital mammograms, my first thought was, "This could be good."
A new report questions their usefulness, finding that they don't save lives and may lead to twice as many unneeded biopsies
Remember peeking through a View-Master? Scientists are using the same concept behind the classic kids' toy to try to see mammograms in 3-D
One in five Americans dutifully gets a medical check-up every year, but what good is it doing?
When Sheri Diehl, a Chicago-area flight attendant, got -- and finally stayed --pregnant after four miscarriages in the 1990s, she contacted her supervisor and asked to stop flying immediately. Her biggest worry? Radiation. She knew the airplane's shell didn't protect her from the sun's rays at high altitude. Diehl and her fellow flight attendants had long wondered -- Could there be unknown health risks for frequent fliers? -- which now included her baby. "I wasn't taking any chances," she says.
Let's face it: There's no body part women obsess about more than breasts -- their size, shape, sag factor, and whether those strange pains stem from monthly PMS hormones or something more ominous, like breast cancer.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about a study that has found increased cancer risk years after hormone replacement therapy is stopped.
A paper cape sits loosely around your shoulders, covering your naked chest. A radiology technologist directs you toward an imposing-looking machine. As you hold your breath, one bare breast at a time is tightly compressed between two flat panels and X-rayed.
In this Health Minute, CNN's Judy Fortin tells us what to expect during a mammogram procedure.
Invasive breast cancer rates have fallen since the substantial decline in postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy occurred, even after a decline in breast cancer screening rates, according to findings published in the 5th Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Healthy women should begin getting mammograms every year or two once they reach age 40, experts say. Here are tips from the American Cancer Society and other experts:
The American Cancer Society is recommending MRIs in addition to mammograms for certain women considered to be at unusually high risk for breast cancer. Here are more details:
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, CNN.com asked readers to share their stories. Here is a sampling of responses, some of which have been edited:
Earlier this year, rock singer Sheryl Crow underwent minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer.
The numbers don't lie
In 1987, around one in four women age 50 and older said they'd had a mammogram and breast exam in the past two years. Eleven years later, that number jumped to 69 percent.
A pair of landmark studies -- one on breast cancer and the other on schizophrenia -- jumped off the pages of the major medical journals. The first study's results were decisive; the second's much cloudier.
Better care for women cited
When cancer first touched my life in 1984, there were no pink ribbons, no 5K races for "the cure" and few support groups to rely upon. Cancer was the kind of word you whispered and prayed didn't strike your family.
Bob Riter speaks to breast cancer patients, usually women, about something they can relate to -- his own experience with the disease.
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