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Breast Self Exam

Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk demonstrates to the viewers of Home & Family how to perform a proper breast self exam. Read the rest of this entry »

The California Breast Density Law

California legislature recently passed a law requiring that women who have screening mammograms are informed by their health care provider if they have dense breast tissue. This makes California the 5th state in the nation to require this notification.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

A sentinel lymph node is the first node or nodes in the armpit that receive the lymphatic drainage from the breast.  If cancer exists in the breast, it might escape to the armpit lymph Read the rest of this entry »

BRCA Gene Mutations

In 2013, we expect 232,340 new invasive breast cancers plus 64,640 in situ (pre-invasive) cancers, and 40,030 deaths; 2240 of those cancers  Read the rest of this entry »

Prophylactic Breast Dye Injection (PBDI): An Innovative Idea from the Pink Lotus Breast Center

Whenever women have an operation for breast cancer, surgeons routinely check the armpit to see if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. This is called a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Read the rest of this entry »

Pink Lotus Breast Center First in the U.S. to Launch GE’s Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Pink Lotus Breast Center, a comprehensive and integrative breast center exclusively dedicated to the prevention, screening, Read the rest of this entry »

Pink Lotus Breast Center To Integrate Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment

In a press release earlier this morning, Xoft, makers of electronic brachytherapy systems based upon miniaturized X-ray tube technology, announced the integration Read the rest of this entry »

More Pinkwashing? Frito-Lay Encourages Women to “Be Fearless”

According to a recent press release, Frito-Lay and its brands now encourage women to “be fearless” and support awareness and Read the rest of this entry »

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

A few days ago, CBS News released a report of a Connecticut woman who alleged that her employer dismissed her after the company became aware that she carried the BRCA2 gene mutation Read the rest of this entry »

WellPoint Says It Will Stop Dropping Sick Policyholders

In followup to our recent blog post, WellPoint and Blue Shield of California announced today that they will stop the practice of dropping sick policyholders Read the rest of this entry »

3 Makeup Tips For Women With Breast Cancer Side Effects

Cancer survivor and makeup artist Ramy Gafni, who created the The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Great While Living With Cancer Read the rest of this entry »

WellPoint Targets Breast Cancer Patients For Rescissions

Reuters has released a report that alleges that WellPoint, the largest health benefits company in America by membership, is routinely dropping the policies of breast cancer patients Read the rest of this entry »

KFC Draws Criticism For “Pink Bucket”

Kentucky Fried Chicken is fighting breast cancer with fried chicken, one pink bucket at a time! KFC urges to “Help make the largest single donation to end breast cancer forever”. Read the rest of this entry »

Bernie Nolan Diagnosed With Breast Cancer‎

U.K. Actress and singer Bernie Nolan has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Nolan, 49 years old, faces a mastectomy and chemotherapy for treatment Read the rest of this entry »

SuperSonic Imagine Unveils Results Of Largest Breast Ultrasound Clinical Trial Ever Undertaken

SuperSonic Imagine, the innovative medical imaging company based in Aix-en-Provence, France has unveiled some of the results of the largest clinical breast study ever undertaken Read the rest of this entry »