| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Nobody can throw a Thanksgiving Luncheon like the women in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Armenian American Medical Society, made up primarily of doctors’ wives.
The Brandview Banquet Hall on Harvard Street was the sparkling setting for lunch and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The three sisters from Lake Mary and their mother all share a ready smile, a good nature and a quick wit. They also have something else in common: breast cancer.
The threat that is the No. 2 cancer killer among women led each of the women to have both...
| Sep 21, 2013
Breast cancer screening, known as mammography, has a new tool to provide clearer, more accurate diagnoses.
While conventional mammography creates a two-dimensional image of the breast, much like an X-ray, 3-D technology allows radiologists to view the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
But new research offers reassurance that dense breasts don't raise risk of cancer death.
Dense breast tissue can make it harder to see breast cancer on a mammogram. Dense breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Past research...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:08 PM
For Lisa Early, getting a mammogram at age 40 was just a casual thought, and she didn't follow through.
Years passed, and the thought became a whisper. Eventually it turned into a throbbing yell when she started seeing less than subtle signs from the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Last October, stunned Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta fans tuned in to watch Say Yes to the Cure: Lori’s Fight, an emotional, no-punches-pulled special that followed the series’ beloved star Lori Allen as she embarked on an exhausting yearlong...
| Oct 31, 2013
Chinese cultural tradition has long held that illnesses are to be treated after they become present, but many Asian-Americans have been heeding advice about preventive health care measures like breast cancer screenings.
The Xilin Asian Community Center...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:25 PM
I had gone one year without a mammogram when one day, lying in bed, I felt a small lump in my left breast. In the past I felt very small lumps and had them checked. They turned out to be harmless cysts and I was told to keep an eye on them — but not...
| Oct 21, 2013
Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Leah Snyder was living her fairytale. She married her prince charming and looked forward to having children. And her dreams came true when she gave birth to her baby girl.
Snyder breast-fed her daughter for a year, and during that time, she felt lumps in...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Mammography works: It can detect cancer. On that point, at least, most experts agree.
For the past two decades, however, doctors and researchers have been debating the details of the popular screening, including the best age to start and whether the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Nan Van Den Bergh, Ph.D., was diagnosed with breast cancer on July 3, 2003.
“I was six months late in getting a regularly scheduled breast exam and had been putting off the mammogram because of too many work-related responsibilities,” she...