breast cancer

3 ways to prevent, detect breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the second most common cancer in women, with the goal of someday stopping it.

FDA allows sale of breast implant linked to cancer

Despite an outcry from women to ban a particular type of breast implant associated with a rare cancer, the sale of those implants will be allowed in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.

Celebrities who have battled cancer

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, says his progress against stage 4 pancreatic cancer 'mind-boggling,' and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovery. Trebek is one of many celebrities to fight cancer.

New recommendations say not all women need genetic testing for cancer

Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to decide who should undergo genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended Tuesday. The mutations increase a woman's cancer risk.