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Breast Cancer

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

(File Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Study Finds 70% Of Double Mastectomies Not Needed

Some women with breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy.

05/22/2014

(File Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

05/14/2014

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Boston Doctor Part Of Study That Could Change Treatment For Some Breast Cancers

Dr. Eric Winer, chief of the division of Women’s Cancers in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber, is speaking about breast cancer research at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this week.

12/12/2013

Women boxing (WBZ-TV photo)

Local Women Use Boxing Skills To Fight Breast Cancer

They’re calling this one the Belles of the Brawl, an amateur event where all the boxers compete in their first sanctioned bouts.

10/10/2013

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Cape Cod Firefighters’ Bra Ladder Fundraiser Met With Some Complaints

A fundraiser breast cancer awareness by two fire departments on Cape Cod is being met with some complaints from residents.

10/09/2013

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40,000 People Expected At Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk In Boston

Thousands of breast cancer survivors, families and caregivers are among 40,000 people expected in Boston on Sunday for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

10/05/2013

Unique partnership provides meals to breast cancer patients. (WBZ-TV)

Unique Partnership Provides Meals To Breast Cancer Patients

It’s a unique partnership between volunteers, non-profit groups and a for-profit drug company working together to help women fighting breast cancer, where a meal can make a difference.

10/03/2013

Walkers participate in the 2012 finale of the Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day event at UMass-Boston. (Credit: Susan G. Komen 3-Day)

Komen Fundraising Event In Boston Raises $2.5M To Help Fight Breast Cancer

A 60-mile walking event over three days at Boston College High School this weekend raised $2.5 million for breast cancer research and programs, the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts affiliate reported in a prepared statement.

07/28/2013

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Angelina Jolie’s Preventative Surgery Shines New Light On Genetic Testing For Young Women

Angelina Jolie’s choice to undergo a preventative double mastectomy has shed new light on this difficult medical decision.

05/27/2013

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