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AI Shows Big Promise
in Detecting Breast Cancer
Aug 3, 2023 2:58 PM CDT
AI Shows Big Promise in Detecting Breast Cancer
Large new study out of Sweden shows artificial intelligence is on par with human radiologists
- The biggest study of its kind to date suggests that artificial intelligence has great potential to help detect breast cancer from mammograms, reports the
. The study, published in Lancet Oncology , involved more than 80,000 women in Sweden. Half of the women's mammograms were assessed by two radiologists...
of York Has
Jun 26, 2023 12:19 AM CDT
Duchess of York Has Breast Cancer Surgery
Sarah Ferguson is recuperating, grateful to doctors
- Sarah, the Duchess of York, underwent surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a spokesperson. The 63-year-old was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer following a routine mammogram, the AP reports. The surgery was a success and Sarah's prognosis is good, the duchess' spokesperson said. She was released...
Shannen Doherty on Cancer:
'My Fear Is Obvious'
Jun 7, 2023 9:08 AM CDT
Shannen Doherty on Cancer: 'My Fear Is Obvious'
Actor shares footage of her undergoing brain radiation as cancer is found to have spread
- Shannen Doherty's cancer has spread to her brain. The actor, diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2020, provided an update on her health Tuesday, sharing a video of her undergoing radiation therapy to treat brain metastases, also known as metastatic brain tumors. "This is what cancer can...
Health Panel: Women Should
Start Mammograms at 40
May 9, 2023 11:23 AM CDT
Health Panel: Women Should Start Mammograms at 40
US task force issues new guidance, says thousands of lives could be saved with earlier screening
- For women in their 40s waiting it out til they turn 50 for their first mammogram, well, you have now gone from following official advice to procrastinating. As the
reports, the US Preventive Services Task Force is out Tuesday with draft recommendations that lower the age at which...
A 'Gift' Was Entangled
in Chris Evert's Grief
Jan 18, 2023 9:25 AM CST
A 'Gift' Was Entangled in Chris Evert's Grief
Because Jeanne Evert Dubin had BRCA1 variant, the tennis legend got tested
- Tennis legend Chris Evert on Tuesday announced she has beat the cancer that killed her younger sister in 2020. In a piece for ESPN , Evert recounts what led up to her discovery of stage 1 ovarian cancer a year ago . She writes that her sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, underwent genetic...
Hit With 'Double Whammy'
Jan 2, 2023 10:00 AM CST
Tennis Great Martina Navratilova Hit With 'Double Whammy'
She has throat, breast cancer
- Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been hit with a "double whammy": a diagnosis of throat and breast cancer. Both are early stage, and the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion will begin treatment this month. The BBC reports that Navratilova, 66, discovered an enlarged lymph node in her neck in...
on Results of Cancer
Dec 15, 2022 10:10 AM CST
Researcher 'Shocked' on Results of Cancer Screening Study
Recommended tests find just 14% of diagnosed cancers in US, report finds
- Cancer screening is great, but it's not perfect. According to a new report, just 14% of all diagnosed cancers in the US are detected with a recommended screening test, while 15% of screenable cancers aren't detected by screening. The vast majority of cancers are actually found when a...
Thanks to FDA, Women Will
Be Told of Their Breast Density
Oct 26, 2022 3:08 PM CDT
Thanks to FDA, Women Will Be Told of Their Breast Density
Those with dense breasts may want to do more than the standard mammogram
- Women are told to start getting mammograms at 40. What they may not be told is what kind of breast density they have—though that's about to change, thanks to the FDA. It's no small detail: As Dr. Sarah Friedewald, the chief of breast imaging at Northwestern Medicine,...
Falls, but Not
for Black Women
Oct 7, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Falls, but Not for Black Women
New data show mortality rate for Black women is 40% higher than that of white patients
- The death rate from breast cancer has plunged since 1989, the American Cancer Society reports, but the improvement is not applying equally. Black women are still more likely to die of breast cancer than white patients, despite having a lower incidence of the disease, a new report says. The mortality...
Got a Call,
Then 'the Room
Started to Spin'
Sep 28, 2022 10:15 AM CDT
Katie Couric Got a Call, Then 'the Room Started to Spin'
Journalist reveals breast cancer diagnosis and surgery, urges others to get checked
- On her eighth wedding anniversary, Katie Couric found out she had breast cancer. "I felt sick and the room started to spin," the former TV anchor writes of the day, June 21, on her Katie Couric Media website. Her doctor had told her she was overdue for a...
Some Cancer Patients Can
Skip Chemo, Radiation
Jun 7, 2022 11:45 AM CDT
Some Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Radiation
Studies point way to less treatment for some sufferers of colon and breast cancer
- After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs, per the AP . One new...
Had Good News
Nov 18, 2021 12:42 AM CST
Amy Klobuchar's 6-Month Follow-Up Had Good News
Minnesota senator is cancer-free
Amy Klobuchar is cancer-free. The Democratic senator tweeted Wednesday that following her recent six-month "post-cancer" check-up, "everything was clear." After expressing gratitude to her family, friends, doctors, and nurses, she ended the post by reminding her followers to schedule their mammograms,
Jury Awards Shannen Doherty
$6.3M to Rebuild Her House
Oct 5, 2021 12:09 PM CDT
Jury Awards Shannen Doherty $6.3M to Rebuild Her House
Actress had sued insurance company over settlement after wildfire
A Los Angeles jury has agreed that Shannen Doherty is owed more money by her insurer after her house was hit by a wildfire—to the tune of $6.3 million. The actress had sued, arguing that the house was so damaged that it needed to be rebuilt, while...
Drug May Offer Hope
for Aggressive Cancer
Aug 18, 2021 12:50 PM CDT
Cheap, Accessible Drug May Offer Hope for Aggressive Cancer
Researchers hope aspirin will boost immunotherapy in new clinical trial
- A trial is underway to determine whether an aggressive breast cancer might be treated with help from an inexpensive and widely available drug: aspirin. Researchers at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, England, will test whether aspirin makes difficult-to-treat tumors more responsive to cancer-fighting drugs, as animal studies suggest,...
Hair Dye-Cancer Link: 'The
Results Do Not Surprise Me'
Dec 5, 2019 11:23 AM CST
Hair Dye-Cancer Link: 'The Results Do Not Surprise Me'
Government study finds tie between permanent hair dye, chemical straighteners and breast cancer
- A government study involving nearly 50,000 US women has found a link between those who use permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners and an increased risk of breast cancer, Fox News reports. Research by scientists with the National Institutes of Health, published in the
International Journal of Cancer
Oct 24, 2019 10:55 AM CDT
Thermal Camera at Tourist Attraction Spots Cancer
Woman noticed a heat spot over one breast
- A woman's visit to a tourist attraction in Scotland ended up being an important stroke of luck for her health. Bal Gill, 41, used the thermal imaging camera at Edinburgh's Camera Obscura & World of Illusions back in May, and when looking back through the images from it...
Beyonce's Dad Reveals
Struggle With Breast Cancer
Oct 2, 2019 12:07 AM CDT
Beyonce's Dad Reveals Struggle With Breast Cancer
He shares sad news on GMA
- Mathew Knowles, father of singers Beyonce and Solange, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In an interview that will air Wednesday, the 67-year-old spoke to
Good Morning America
's Michael Strahan about living with the disease and breaking the news to his family,
Mother Is 'Traumatized' by
Treatment After Misdiagnosis
Jul 20, 2019 1:30 PM CDT
Mother Is 'Traumatized' by Treatment After Misdiagnosis
Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had breast cancer
- A British mother has gone to medical-treatment hell and back after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports. Sarah Boyle, 28, was needlessly given chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. "Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to...
Catholic Teacher Fired Over
Cancer Treatment Can Sue
Dec 18, 2018 3:45 PM CST
Catholic Teacher Fired Over Cancer Treatment Can Sue
Federal appeals court overturns initial ruling against her
- Kristen Biel was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014—and when she told her employer she would need time off for surgery and chemotherapy, she was dealt a second blow. St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif., declined to renew her contract to teach for the next academic year. She...
Master of 'The Shove'
Dec 12, 2018 9:30 AM CST
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Master of 'The Shove'
Actress talks about her life, her career, and her bout with cancer in the 'New Yorker'
fans know it well: "the shove," as practiced by Elaine, when she puts both hands on the chest of a man and yells something like "Shut up!" as she shoves him backward. In a profile of Julius Louis-Dreyfus, the
notes that Louis-Dreyfus brought...
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