Many women aren’t told they have dense breasts. Here’s why it matters
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(Meghan Collie/ Global News) — Until a few weeks ago, Brenda, 52, only had two mammograms — once when she turned 40 and again when she turned 50. Both came back clear.

At a third mammogram in September, things seemed normal until she received a phone call two days later.

“I got a call back … requesting I have another mammogram and ultrasound  …

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When breast cancer affects men
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(All4Women) — Although perceived as a female disease, breast cancer affects men too, like Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father. Dr Justus Apffelstaedt tells us more…

“For every 100 women that we see with breast cancer, we see one man,“ says Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, a Cape Town-based specialist surgeon with an interest in breast, thyroid  …

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Video uses singing boobs to raise awareness for breast cancer
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(Daniela Galvez/ Latina) — Argentina has the second-highest mortality rate for breast cancer in Latin America, second to Uruguay.

This surprising fact has brought Argentine breast cancer organization Movimento Ayuda Cáncer de Mama (MACMA) to launch the #TodosAmanLasTetas, or #WeAllLoveBoobs, campaign, to raise awareness of   …

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What happens when you’re told you’re “too young” to worry?
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(Kayla Redig/ Refinery 29) — I’ve always been a rule-follower. It wasn’t just that I was a good girl who wanted to please people in authority positions — I was raised by two teachers. Not doing what was asked literally never even occurred to me.  …

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The future of cancer research: five reasons for optimism
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(Eva Kiesler and Meredith Begley/ Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre) —Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists believe there are many reasons to be hopeful about the future of cancer care and research. Here, we take a look at five promising advances that are transforming the way we think about cancer and delivering new treatment tactics.  …

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Ovarian cancer survivor’s Facebook post helps five others get diagnosed
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(Rebecca Alter/ The Loop) — People say that ovarian cancer is a silent killer because we can rarely sense it coming; its symptoms are so vague and unapparent, that by the time they’ve been noticed, it’s often too late.Cancer survivor Erin Barrett was first diagnosed with the disease after becoming incredibly sick from what she   …

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Just 42% of women know the signs of breast cancer, so here’s a recap
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(Miranda Larbi/ Metro UK) — A few days ago, Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she has breast cancer.

The disease, it seems, doesn’t care about social standing, celebrity or wealth – if you get it, you get it. And if you miss the signs early on, it becomes an increasingly difficult battle to fight.

Despite the large numbers of women  …

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When breast cancer struck early, I didn’t lose hope
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(Nichola Precious/ HuffPost Canada) — Three years ago, I had no hair and had just begun my first of 20 rounds of radiation.

Up to that point I thought I was living a fortunate and happy life in Halifax. I had married my best friend and the love of my life. Once our careers were underway we had two amazing children. When the  …

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Genetic fitness may lower breast cancer risk
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(New York Times) — Aerobic fitness seems to alter the interior workings of cells in ways that may substantially lower the risk of breast cancer.

A new study with female rats found that those that were the most fit were much less likely than other animals to develop cancer after exposure to a known carcinogen, even if they did not exercise.  …

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