breast cancer

#AfroPunkBK2016: Woman Goes Topless For Breast Cancer Awareness

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Afropunk is more than a music festival. It is a movement. A movement defined by hard drawn political line: no racism, no sexism, no ableism, no ageism, no homophobia, no transphobia and most simply, no hatefulness. These lines are etched into the DNA of the...

Early Breast Cancer Poses No Risk For Most Women — Unless You’re Black And Under 35

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Ductal carcinoma in situ is deadlier than researchers previously thought.

JAMA Study: Double Mastectomies Are Unnecessary in 70% of Breast Cancer Cases

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It appears many women opt for a double mastectomy when they are diagnosed with cancer in just one breast, and that number has significantly increased since the 1990s. (One percent of women chose prophylactic mastectomy back then opposed to 20 percent in recent years.) But...

Scientists Identify 17 Everyday Breast Cancer-Causing Carcinogens

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I recently told a friend that I sometimes hate watching Dr. Oz because by the end of the episode, I feel like I can’t eat or drink anything without contributing to some terminal illness. Well, it seems Dr. Oz isn’t the only bearer of bad...

New Drug Found To Reduce Breast Cancer By Half

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Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that a breast cancer drug can halve the risk of getting the cancer, in high-risk postmenopausal women. Anastrozole isn’t a new drug on the market, but one that is currently used to prevent breast cancer recurrences, but in the...

Breast Cancer Awareness: Zuriworks hosts the Big Chop to Stop Cancer on Oct. 24 with celeb stylist Johnny Wright

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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when African-American women should ponder this disease. As has been widely reported, African-American women are most likely to die from the illness. Cancer survivor Dr. Andrene Taylor founded ZuriWorks in 2012 to target black women for prevention. Zuriworks uses hair care-themed events and spa-like settings to draw women of...