| Oct 20, 2012
| 1:44 PM
If there ever was a right time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Beth Thompson found one.
In February 2006, the pea-size tumor in her right breast was too small for a clinical trial of Herceptin, a targeted therapy that had proved effective in advanced...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:35 AM
ZURICH, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical group Roche
said it secured an injunction from an Indian court
banning generic drug makers Biocon and Mylan
from comparing their copycat versions of Roche's Herceptin
breast cancer treatment to the original....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The phone call came on July 2, 2012 – Ann Feanny Mahfood’s 49th birthday.
“You have been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer,” said Mahfood’s doctor.
At the time Mahfood thought, “Some birthday gift.”...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:09 PM
For Lisa Bosworth, the road to a cancer diagnosis was a long, winding one. But a rainbow along that journey would show her that hope was around the corner.
After feeling lumps in both of her breasts in 2009, Bosworth immediately scheduled a mammogram...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Decked out in pink and plenty of spirit, thousands gathered for the American Cancer Society’s third annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" 5K walk in downtown Anchorage.
Organizers say they expected close to 1,000 participants, but they...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Nearing the end of chemotherapy for breast cancer, I peppered my oncologist with questions about how to prevent a recurrence. Should I avoid soy products? Processed foods? What about alcohol? I'd been surfing the Web looking for information.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is it that some breast cancers have higher survival rates than others?
ANSWER: The main reason for the difference in survival rates is that breast cancer is not just one disease. It's well accepted that there are four distinct...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago at age 58 and began treatment immediately. She's in remission now but recently found out she has cardiotoxicity, probably from the chemotherapy. What is this, and how is it...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:52 PM
After surgeons removed the tumor from her breast last November, Karen Hajiaskari, of Hamburg, N.Y., was deemed cancer-free. But for the next five years she will take a drug called tamoxifen, a medication that's commonly used to prevent a breast cancer...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:46 PM
The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston expects...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Unlike many who work in the medical profession, Laura Larson practices what she
Laura, now 34, was diagnosed at the age of 33 with breast cancer. She discovered it
when she did her monthly breast self-exam, something she would stress the...
| Dec 19, 2010
The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Scribner: 572 pp., $30
Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies," a remarkable history of the 4,000-year-old war on cancer, shines a focused beam of light on a disease...