Metastatic Breast Cancer – Komen...

Any diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating — but none more so than a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic......

Managing Menopause- Komen Perspectives

Menopause begins most often in the late forties or early fifties. Medically, a woman is considered in menopause 12 months......

Clearing the Air: Does Smoking...

Say the word “smoking,” and the word “cancer” is never far behind – and rightfully so. Smoking causes over 11......

Triple Negative Breast Cancer –...

Although breast cancer is often referred to as one disease, there are actually many different types of breast cancer. The......

Some Questions, Some Answers: Birth...

It’s well established that hormones play a key role in breast cancer risk.  So, it’s not surprising that factors related to......

The Importance of Clinical Trials...

Most of us have heard the term “clinical trials”, but haven’t given it much thought.  Like a lot of important things......

Vitamin D – How Much...

There has been much scientific interest in whether vitamin D impacts cancer risk. In November 2010, the Institute of Medicine......

Weighing The Evidence: The Importance...

It’s a health mantra almost every woman could say in her sleep: “Exercise regularly and watch your weight.”  In fact, it’s......

Understanding Lymphedema – Komen Perspectives

What is lymphedema? Lymph is a clear fluid that contains white blood cells (these cells help fight infections). Lymph vessels,......

What You Need to Know...

For many years, breast density (a measure that compares the amount of fat and tissue in the breast) was one......

Preventive Surgery for Women at...

Angelina Jolie can make headlines when she goes to buy milk.  So it was no surprise that last May she was......

Power Lines, Pesticides and Breast...

Every day, many things in our environment can affect our health. When the health impact is immediate, the effects can......