Archive for Month: August

Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant to Perform for Breast Cancer Awareness

Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The pair will perform at a private event, “Eat. Drink. Party Pink.,” hosted by Athena Water, on September 30 in Nashville to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Grant and Pickler were previously named Athena Warriors. Athena...

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Standardizing Breast Density Notification

A bill was introduced last July that aims to standardize a requirement to notify patients if they have dense breast tissue. To date, 19 states have enacted breast density notification laws but there is no federal standard that requires that women are informed.   Senators Dianne Feinstein of California...

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What Are the Key Statistics About Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are: About 232,670 new...

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Third Gene as Indicator for Breast Cancer

Mutations in a gene called PALB2 raise the risk of breast cancer in women by almost as much as mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, the infamous genes implicated in most inherited cases of the disease, a team of researchers reported Wednesday. Previous data had indicated that mutations in PALB2 were linked...

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