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Health at diagnosis may drive breast cancer survival gap

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Differences in the health and tumor characteristics of white and black women with breast cancer at the time of their diagnoses may be largely to blame for the disparity in survival between the two groups, a new study suggests. Full story

Woman Convinced Keeping Cell Phone in Bra Gave Her Breast Cancer

(WGAL) It's not common for young women to get breast cancer.That however is not the case with 21-year-old Tiffany Frantz of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.The young woman has undergone a mastectomy to remove the bad cells, but now she wonders if the cancer may have been caused by her cell phone.Like Full story

Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo

The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair — making her fight for survival seem a bit easier. Full story

Omega-3 in Fish May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A large review of studies concludes that women who consume more omega-3 fatty acids by eating fish were at a lower risk of having breast cancer. Full story

Komen foundation cancels breast cancer walk in 7 cities

   Donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation have fallen ever since the charity’s brand was damaged when their founder tried to deny funds to Planned Parenthood. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Angelina Jolie’s first appearance since mastectomy

   Actress Angelina Jolie appeared with her husband, Brad Pitt, at the London premiere of his thriller “World War Z,” moved to tears by support from her fans after her revelation that she had undergone a double mastectomy to lower the likelihood of developing breast cancer. NBC’s Brian Williams reports

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  Jo Dee Messina belts out ‘Woman’s Rant’

Multiplatinum country singer Jo Dee Messina, whose music helped Hoda get through breast cancer, performs “A Woman’s Rant,” a song Messina hopes to include on her next album.

  Breast cancer in black and white

Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists look at hereditary genetics and how race factors into the fight against breast cancer.

  Your genes, your breasts, and the choices women face

Angelina Jolie’s story thrust the issue of breast cancer back onto the national stage this week. While her story is harrowing, it is not uncommon. Yet she is fortunate because she has access to health care and testing that can actually diagnose her with having the BRCA1 gene. What happens to those w

  Actress places genetic testing in spotlight

Time magazine’s Radhika  Jones shares this week’s cover story, “The Angelina Effect,” which sparked the national conversation on breast cancer testing.

  Considering genetic testing? It’s not for everyone

Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines Tuesday when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had underwent a double mastectomy after finding out she had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer due to the BRCA1 gene. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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