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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 »

A Patient’s Journey: Angelina Jolie

In an article in the New York Times today, My Medical Choice, Angelina Jolie promised to share some background about her medical treatment with women seeking more information about BRCA gene 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 »

Early Detection: Uncompromising and Redefined

Most women do not look forward to their annual mammograms. After all, who wants to be reminded that there is a 1 in 8 chance that you might get breast cancer in your lifetime? 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 »

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 »

Colorado Lawmakers Fighting for Mammogram Coverage

(AP) Colorado lawmakers are considering changing health insurance rules for mammograms to make sure women over 40 are covered. Read the rest of this entry »

Breast Cancer Screening Does More Good Than Harm

(BBC) Breast cancer screening does more good than harm, with any over-treatment justified by the number of lives saved, a study of 80,000 women has concluded.

Mammograms can spot Read the rest of this entry »

Martina Navratilova Has Breast Cancer

(PEOPLE) – Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease was detected early, and the prognosis is said to be Read the rest of this entry »