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Breast Cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

NightSide – Angelina Jolie Has Both Breasts Removed

Maxine Richman and Dr. Nadine Tung join Dan Rea

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/16/2013

Sherri Spear

Jolie’s Announcement Puts New Focus On Genetic Testing

The BRCA test can tell a woman if she has a gene that makes it more likely she will develop breast cancer. Two local women were faced with the same choice and made different decisions.

05/14/2013

Actress Angelina Jolie (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie Says She Had Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

05/14/2013

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

Local Oncologist Says Kadcyla Is “A Really Good Drug”

The FDA approval the breast cancer drug Kadcyla is getting a welcome reception from a local oncologist.

02/22/2013

Gowns in Waltham for Brides Against Breast Cancer event. (Photo courtesy Kim Tunnicliffe)

Brides Against Breast Cancer Tour Stops In Waltham

This weekend, brides can get a designer wedding dress at a deep discount, all while helping women with breast cancer.

01/18/2013

Melnick sisters

Trial Begins For 4 Sisters Who Say Pregnancy Drug Caused Cancer

Eli Lilly and Co. failed to test a drug’s effect on fetuses before promoting it as a way to prevent miscarriages, a lawyer charged Tuesday in opening statements in a trial over whether four sisters’ breast cancer was caused by medication their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s.

01/08/2013

Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES.

Jury Selected In DES Lawsuit

The jury is in place in the lawsuit pitting women with breast cancer against one of the nation’s biggest drug companies.

01/04/2013

Melnick sisters

4 Sisters Who Had Breast Cancer Sue Drug Maker, Blaming Mother’s Medication

The Melnick sisters blame a drug called Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES. And now they are taking pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to court in a groundbreaking lawsuit.

01/03/2013

A new operating room equipped with an MRI machine is helping cancer patients avoid multiple surgeries.

New Operating Room At BWH Helps Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Multiple Surgeries

There is no other operating room like this in world. It has fancy lights, flat screens, and life-saving imaging equipment typically not found in the OR. Equipment like x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s are all within arm’s reach.

12/07/2012

(Photo credit: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

North Andover Man Continues Fight Against Male Breast Cancer

Peter Devereaux didn’t even know men could get breast cancer. So when his doctor called to give him the news, Devereaux thought he had called him by mistake.

11/04/2012

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