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Breast Cancer

Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

04/15/2015

Helen Drinan, president of Simmons College, discusses her battle with breast cancer. (WBZ-TV)

Simmons College President Battles Breast Cancer

The president of Simmons College talks about her fight with breast cancer.

04/10/2015

Bethany Cove (WBZ-TV)

Lynn Woman Has No Regrets After Preventative Surgeries

A Lynn woman says watching Angelina Jolie go public with her decision to remove her breasts and ovaries empowers her.

03/24/2015

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK)

Study: Biopsy Specialists Frequently Misdiagnose Breast Tissue

Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

03/17/2015

Intraoperative radiation therapy (WBZ-TV)

New Cancer Procedure Eliminates Need For Repeated Radiation Treatments

Lahey Medical Center is the only hospital in Massachusetts offering intraoperative radiation therapy.

03/03/2015

Breast exam (WBZ-TV)

Breast Cancer Screening Change Could Save Lives

Next year, thousands of Massachusetts women will get some unsettling news in their mammogram results.

12/10/2014

(Photo: iStockphoto)

Tests Every Baby Boomer Needs

As baby boomers get older, It is as important as ever to stay healthy to ensure a high quality of life.

12/10/2014

WBZ TV'S YADIRES NOVA SALCEDO WITH GLORIA SANCHEZ CONTRERAS OCT 2014

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 18, 2014 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In light of this, we want to share some of the most recent statistics available. Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly […]

WBZ-TV–10/18/2014

Women at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Boston (WBZ/Kim Tunnicliffe)

Hundreds Walk For Breast Cancer Cure

Hundreds of breast cancer survivors and their families took part in Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in South Boston.

09/28/2014

The 3-D mammogram. (Image courtesy: CBS News)

3-D Mammograms May Be Better At Finding Breast Cancer, Study Says

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn’t known.

06/25/2014

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