BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Its that time of the year when you see pink. Pink blenders, pink cookbooks, pink pie dishes as well as fund-raising walks are familiar signs that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In... Posted on 10/25/13 at 12:44 PM
THE NEW FORTY I will not fight this battle - at least not today.
On Tuesday morning I received a call from Sanford about my mammogram images that were taken on Monday. There was a concern about something they saw on the images and they wanted me to come in for anot... Posted on 10/24/13 at 9:14 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! A day for the girls at the Grand Forks Women's Show
Today's blog is written by local business woman and blogger, Michaela Schell.
Every so often, we ladies get a girls night out, but it is not very often we get an entire day out! Saturday, October 26t... Posted on 10/15/13 at 9:07 AM
HEALTHBEAT 5 things to think about before you pink
October is upon us, and the pink reminders that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month seem more prolific than the autumn leaves scattering from the trees.
Here's another reminder: Consumer beware. Ju... Posted on 10/10/13 at 9:44 AM
Donna died of breast cancer in May 2012 at age 61. Her daughter, Juliana Weber, and cousin, LuEtt Hanson, were sorting through Donna's belongings in her New York home when Juliana stumbled on a book draft tucked inside an old cedar chest, the Winona Daily News reported.
“Chemo brain,” a term describing the forgetfulness and cognitive fog that breast-cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy experience,may have more to do with the stress and fatigue caused by the disease, a study suggests.
A vice president at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure resigned Tuesday, saying the breast cancer charity should have stood by its politically explosive decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.
The renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure faced an escalating backlash Thursday over its decision to cut breast screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen's local affiliates are openly upset, including all seven in California, and at least one top official has quit, reportedly in protest.
University working to license technique UND is preparing to commercialize a technique that could allow doctors to detect breast cancer before it can be detected by mammograms, a university scientist said Monday.
In a large international study, an experimental drug from Genentech called pertuzumab held cancer at bay for a median of 18 months when given with standard treatment, versus 12 months for others given only the usual treatment. It also strongly appears to be improving survival, and follow-up is continuing to see if it does.
The blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there's no proof that it extends their lives and it presents dangerous side effects, the government declared today.
The power of pink is undeniable. And unavoidable, in America.
Pink, the official color of the breast-cancer awareness movement, is everywhere: On Andy Boy lettuce packages, Everlast boxing gloves, QVC’s glittery ballet flats from Nine West, Bank of America credit cards and beauty products galore. The combined efforts raise millions of dollars each October for research, awareness and patient care.
About 40 percent of women over 40 have breast tissue dense enough to mask or mimic cancers on mammograms, but many of them don't know it. Mammogram providers in California will be required to notify those patients, and suggest that they discuss additional screenings with their doctors based on their individual risk factors, if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that the Legislature passed this month.
Sanford Health has announced a $100 million effort to find a cure for breast cancer, which will fund a new cancer center in Sioux Falls, the expansion of an existing facility in Fargo and the creation of a library of genetic information from women of all ages, medical histories and backgrounds.
Q. I am a 43-year-old woman, and I’m trying to decide whether I should undergo a yearly mammogram. My gynecologist just told me that her national organization recommends this, but I recall that a national panel did not. What should I do?
Remember the uproar last year when a government task force said most women don't need annual mammograms? It turns out that only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start with, even when they have insurance that covers screening. The information comes from a review of insurance claims that show what women actually do — not what they say in surveys.
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