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  • Women don’t need Planned Parenthood for breast exams

    10/06/2014 10:55:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | Susan Michelle
    Planned Parenthood has a very important message for you this October in Breast Cancer Awareness Month: While they don’t do any mammograms despite what their CEO says, they do perform manual breast exams. Every year about this time the number one provider of abortions in the nation tries to show its “health care” side and convince women across the nation its services are priceless because they can feel your breasts and find lumps that may save your life. So can you. That’s right. Time and again, we learn that what Planned Parenthood does in its breast exam is what you...
  • 12 of 12 Recent Studies Show Abortion Linked to Breast Cancer

    09/22/2014 7:01:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/22/2014 | Steve Mosher
    by Steve Mosher | 9/22/2014 | Life NewsMy Canadian friend could not contain himself.“These new studies out of India NUKE the Abortion-Breast-Cancer deniers,” Brent Rooney told me gleefully. “They simply NUKE them!”Looking at the data Brent had sent me from his office in Vancouver, British Columbia, I could see why he was so excited. He had found twelve recent studies in the medical literature, all carried out on the Indian subcontinent, that looked into whether there was a link between prior abortions and breast cancer. And all twelve found that women who had had prior abortions were at an increased...
  • Double mastectomy ‘doesn’t boost chance of surviving cancer’: Women who have less drastic surgery…

    09/03/2014 1:15:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:49 EST, 2 September 2014 | Sophie Borland
    Women with breast cancer do not increase their survival chances by having a double mastectomy, researchers claim. They found women who only had lumps taken out followed by radiotherapy lived just as long as those who had both breasts removed. Researchers also point out that double mastectomies are major operations that take two months to recover from. By comparison, women who have lumpectomies—where only the tumor and nearby tissue are removed—usually get back to their daily routines within a few days. Earlier this year surgeons reported a surge in British women opting to have double mastectomies after Angelina Jolie decided...
  • Mum Dies of Breast Cancer After Doctors Told Her It Was Just TENNIS ELBOW

    06/02/2014 2:28:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jun 02, 2014 | Adam Aspinall
    By the time the illness was diagnosed Jill Goodrum, 46, was terminal - yet she refused to criticise medical staff A mum-of-five has lost her fight with breast cancer after the disease was wrongly diagnosed for two years as tennis elbow. By the time it was discovered that Jill Goodrum, 46, had the condition, it had spread to her lymph nodes and liver – and it was terminal. Her family said she had not criticised doctors for failing to spot the cancer earlier because it would have been so hard to detect. Jill’s daughter Lyndsey Todd, 27, said: “Mum never...
  • Prayer Request for my little sister

    06/02/2014 12:27:48 PM PDT · by jack308 · 51 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/02/14 | Jack308
    I just found out that my sister has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her spine. She had no problems with her mammogram last year so this makes me worry that it is aggressive. She is 62. Any prayers for her would be very much appreciated.
  • New Study Confirms Evidence of Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

    05/05/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 5-5-14 | Raven Clabough
    Growing evidence confirms that abortions take more than an emotional toll on those who obtain them. A new study, completed in January and released at the end of April, finds that women who have had abortions are 180 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, confirming evidence found in a number of similar studies around the world. The study, led by Dr. Unmesh Takalkar, a consultant surgeon and chief medical director at United CIIGMA Hospital in India and an endoscopic surgeon and fellow at Johns Hopkins, focused on 220 women in Aurangabad, India, and found that the odds of developing...
  • Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

    04/06/2014 11:28:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 7:42 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world’s second largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented breast cancer from worsening for 20.2 months in a trial involving 165 patients. Current medications do so for 10.2 months. The drug, known as palbociclib, is among a new class of cancer drugs that target specific proteins to block tumors. …
  • Komen sees 22% decline in donations following Planned Parenthood funding controversy

    01/06/2014 12:04:43 PM PST · by topher · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:20 EST | by Susan Michelle Tyrell
    Jan. 6, 2014 (LiveActionNews.org) - The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its revenue is plummeting, not only for its once-popular race, but also for its organization at large. Reports show that Komen experienced a 22% drop in donations in the year after the controversy over its grants to Planned Parenthood. Reports also showed that “fewer people took part in its fundraising Races for the Cure across the country. The organization announced last summer that it would...
  • Komen Sees Big Drop in Contributions After Dispute

    01/06/2014 12:02:07 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-January-2014 | By JAMIE STENGLE
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure saw a 22 percent drop in contributions in the year following the controversy over its decision, quickly reversed, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.
  • Study in India: oral contraceptives dramatically increase risk of breast cancer (by 950%)

    01/03/2014 3:57:17 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Times of India: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills. Early menstruation cycle, late marriage and lower duration of breastfeeding were the other major factors responsible for the disease amongIndians, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer.The study was conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients.“We found long-term use of...
  • Hard truths about abortion

    12/19/2013 5:49:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    CERC ^ | 11 December, 2013 | Barbara Kay
    A new study will leave pro-choicers nervous: The more pregnancies that are terminated, the higher the woman's cancer risk becomes. One in 10 new cancers worldwide is a female breast cancer.  And North American rates of breast cancer are the highest in the world. While there is no magic bullet assuring prevention, epidemiological studies provide us with long-established odds-boosting factors:  Have children;  have many children;  start early.  But these guidelines do not sit well with current social and cultural norms.  Consequently, one rarely (ever?) sees mention of them in breast cancer awareness campaigns.There is another, hotly-contested preventive strategy, the very...
  • Planned Parenthood Cuts Breast Screenings 34% After Exploiting Komen for Millions

    12/13/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Kelsey Hazzard
    I hate to say I told you so. That’s usually an empty phrase. Let’s face it: most people love to say “I told you so.” But in this case, I really do hate it—because I successfully predicted that something pretty awful would happen. Back in February of 2012, the Susan G. Komen controversy was at its zenith. You’ll recall that Susan G. Komen announced that it would stop funding Planned Parenthood, which it had been doing to the tune of about $600,000 a year, and use that money for other projects instead. Planned Parenthood responded with an extensive media campaign...
  • New study from China helps to prove the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    12/02/2013 7:37:45 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2013 | Mary L. Davenport, MD
    Do not disrupt. In the US we are used to abortion advocates claiming that the risk of elective abortion is relatively trivial, and major medical organizations denying any link between abortion and breast cancer. Now a powerful new study from China published last week by Yubei Huang and colleagues suggests otherwise. The article, a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions. This new article is another example of the recent excellent scholarship on abortion in...
  • New study from China helps to prove the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    12/02/2013 7:04:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/02/2013 | Mary L. Davenport, MD
    In the US we are used to abortion advocates claiming that the risk of elective abortion is relatively trivial, and major medical organizations denying any link between abortion and breast cancer. Now a powerful new study from China published last week by Yubei Huang and colleagues suggests otherwise.  The article, a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions. This new article is another example of the recent excellent scholarship on abortion in peer-reviewed journals coming...
  • LSUHSC research finds combo of plant nutrients kills breast cancer cells

    11/30/2013 2:55:57 PM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center ^ | 22-Nov-2013 | Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Contact: Leslie Capo lcapo@lsuhsc.edu 504-568-4806 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center LSUHSC research finds combo of plant nutrients kills breast cancer cells New Orleans, LA – A study led by Madhwa Raj, PhD, Research Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and its Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has found that a super cocktail of six natural compounds in vegetables, fruits, spices and plant roots killed 100% of sample breast cancer cells without toxic side effects on normal cells. The results, which also revealed potential treatment target genes, are published in the November 2013 issue...
  • PINK NFL MERCHANDISE ISN’T RAISING THAT MUCH MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH

    10/16/2013 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    FOXSports.com ^ | October 16th, 2013 | Sid Saraf
    October is the pink month for the NFL. Players, coaches, cheerleaders and even stadiums are adorned with the color to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The league also sells pink merchandise (hats, jerseys, etc.) and donates a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. How much of the proceeds? Well, not a whole lot. ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting (via Business Insider) that the league takes a “25 percent royalty from the wholesale price (1/2 retail), donates 90 percent of royalty to American Cancer Society.”
  • Study Shows Highest-Ever Abortion-Breast Cancer Risk for Women

    08/14/2013 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A newly-published study shows the highest-ever abortion-breast cancer risk for women of any previously-published study on the link between the two. A Bangladesh study published in the Journal of Dhaka Medical College on risk factors for breast cancer, led by Dr. Suraiya Jabeen, found a statistically significant 20.62-fold increased risk among women with abortion histories. The new study on the abortion-breast cancer link is by far the highest risk elevation reported among 73 published abortion-breast cancer studies. “Physical inactivity, being menopause, positive family history of breast cancer and history of induced abortion were found important risk factors,” the authors wrote....
  • Calcium channel blockers linked to breast cancer: Should women stop taking the drugs?

    08/06/2013 2:02:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | August 5, 2013 | Kathleen Blanchard RN
    Women taking drugs known as calcium channel blockers (CCBs) for high blood pressure and other health conditions may be at higher risk for breast cancer if the drug is used long-term, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The finding is particularly important because so many people take drugs to lower blood pressure. It’s also important because studies about risk of breast cancer from the drugs that are the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. have yielded inconsistent results. Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle...
  • Indian study: Abortion raises breast cancer risk over 6-fold

    07/03/2013 7:39:38 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jul 02, 2013 17:25 EST | By Thaddeus Baklinski
    MANIPAL, India, July 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A study published in the Indian Journal of Community Medicine (May, 2013) found a 6.38-fold greater risk of breast cancer among Indian women with histories of induced abortion. ... With only 94 cases and 94 controls, the study was way too small for a significant risk of the order of 1.5-fold to even show up,” said Professor Brind in a statement to the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. “Yet induced abortion did show up as the strongest risk factor (and right on the border of statistical significance) because the risk increase was so high...
  • NHS to offer breast cancer prevention drugs

    06/27/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 25 June 2013 | Emma Stoye
    New guidelines for the UK National Health Service (NHS) suggest that women at high risk of breast cancer should be offered a five-year course of tamoxifen or raloxifene to prevent the disease developing.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says taking either drug on a daily basis for five years can reduce breast cancer risks by 40% for up to 10 years. It recommends the drugs are offered to healthy women aged over 35 who have a family history of breast cancer or carry a high risk gene such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Around half a million women...
  • Melissa Etheridge: Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Is "Fearful," Not "Brave"

    06/18/2013 4:22:21 PM PDT · by drewh · 70 replies
    US Weekly ^ | June 17, 2013 AT 6:00PM | Allison Takeda
    Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy after learning she had the breast cancer gene mutation has been lauded by many as courageous, empowering, and even heroic. But singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge -- a breast cancer survivor herself -- thinks it's actually the opposite of those things. Asked about Jolie's recent New York Times op-ed, in which she revealed the news of her mastectomy and breast reconstruction, Etheridge told the Washington Blade that she wouldn't make the same decision for herself. Nor would she encourage others to do so without properly researching their options. "I have to say I feel...
  • Brad Pitt: Angelina is heroic

    05/15/2013 3:24:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Brad Pitt wishes a "long and healthy life" for his fiancée Angelina Jolie. The Hollywood actress made the decision after genetic tests revealed she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 per cent chance of ovarian cancer. Brad, 49, today hailed Angelina for showing such bravery during the process. "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic," he told British newspaper The London Evening Standard. "I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to...
  • My Medical Choice (angelina Jolie preventive double mastectomy. )

    05/14/2013 5:19:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 191 replies
    ny times ^ | 5/14 | angelina jolie
    MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.
  • UK Socialized Medicine: British women 'dying quicker of breast cancer than elsewhere'

    02/28/2013 11:36:28 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/1/2013 | Stephen Adams
    Women in Britain are dying quicker of breast cancer than in comparable countries, even though they are being diagnosed at the same time, suggesting care on the NHS is not as good as it is elsewhere. Academics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found the proportion of women in the UK surviving at least three years after being diagnosed was 87 to 89 percent, which was similar to Denmark. In Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden three-year survival was 91 to 94 per cent for the period examined, between 2000 and 2007. Britain’s breast cancer survival rates have...
  • FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate...

    02/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Business Wire via IBD ^ | 02/22/2013 | NA
    FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate for Treating HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer New Personalized Medicine Helped People in Phase III Study Live Longer, Compared to Standard Treatment -- SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kadcyla™(ado-trastuzumab emtansine or T-DM1) for the treatment of people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) who have received prior treatment with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and a taxane chemotherapy. Kadcyla is the fourth medicine from Genentech to receive FDA approval for...
  • Study Shows Abortion Linked to High Breast Cancer Risk

    11/27/2012 2:12:42 AM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A study in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention shows abortion increases the risk of breast cancer for women. C. Yanhua of the First Peoples’ Hospital of Kunming in Yunnan province and his colleagues found the abortion-breast cancer association after comparing data from 263 cases of breast cancer and 457 controls without the disease. Their analysis covers the years 2009-2011. The authors examined information on disease diagnosis, demographics, medical history, and reproductive characteristics of the patients involved and also looked at short menstrual cycle, old age at first live birth, never breastfeeding, history of oral contraceptive use, postmenopausal status...
  • Surprises in breast cancer genetics study

    09/23/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Victoria Colliver
    In a move that could alter the way that breast cancers are treated, researchers have redefined the disease into four main classes and determined that one type of breast cancer has more in common with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer than other breast cancers. The finding that a form of breast cancer may be genetically similar to a type of ovarian cancer underscores a new way thinking about cancer that moves away from defining cancers by the organ of origin. The findings are the result of the largest and most comprehensive study of the genetics of breast cancer to...
  • X-ray, mammogram radiation may increase breast cancer risk for some women

    09/08/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Women with certain gene mutations are more likely to develop breast cancer if they were exposed to radiation from chest X-rays or mammograms before age 30, compared with those who have the gene mutations and weren't exposed to radiation, new research suggests. The study included nearly 2,000 women, 18 and older, in the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. All of the women had a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which have long been linked to raised risks for breast and ovarian cancer. Forty-eight percent of the women reported ever having an X-ray and 33 percent had undergone...
  • Komen controversy drags down San Francisco breast cancer walk participation

    09/02/2012 9:02:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/2/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time Alice Heiman participated in the Susan G. Komen walk in San Francisco to raise money for breast cancer, she gathered a group of friends and made a big trip from her home in Reno to support a cause close to her heart. This year, though, nine months after the national organization sparked outrage when it refused to fund Planned Parenthood, she's ignoring donation requests that keep popping up in her inbox and has no plans for a return trip. She's not alone. Just days before Sunday's 5k Race for the Cure along the Embarcadero...
  • Prayer Request For Daughter With Breast Cancer

    08/19/2012 10:04:57 AM PDT · by fella · 93 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/19/2012 | Fella
    This is a prayer request for my youngest daughter who has been diagnosed with an agressive breast cancer and is facing a bilateral mastectomy this wendesday followed in 2 weeks with removal of her ovaries. Unfourtunatly breast cancer runs in the female side of the family. Her Mother is a 20 year survivor but her Grandmother and Greataunt passed away from it. Any and all prayers are welcome.
  • (VANITY) Please pray for my sister and family - Stage IV cancer, urgent

    07/17/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 75 replies
    7/17/12 | me
    My sister Barb has cancer on the brain now. According to her doctors today, she is in dire need of care. Part of the roller coaster of the last few days (especially for me, because I was dead-set against it) is that she has abandoned regular medicine and has gone in for the "naturopath" route of tons of supplements and the like. Now we need to confront her and get her to change her mind. The doctors told her husband it is imperative; time is of the essence. Time is exactly a prime reason I'm against playing around with "alternatives"....
  • Marvel Teams with Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    06/27/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 21 replies
    Newsarama ^ | June 25, 2012 | Newsarama Staff
    Marvel is teaming with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to observer Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with several pink-tinged variant covers, plus a one-page advertorial supplement educating readers on the issue. The following comics, all out in October, will have Komen-themed variant covers: · Avengers #31 · Captain America #18 · Captain Marvel #5 · Fantastic Four #611 · Invincible Iron Man #526 · Mighty Thor #21 · Uncanny X-Men #20 · Wolverine #315 "Marvel is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen For the Cure to support their unparalleled efforts to raise awareness about the risk of...
  • Study: 'Smart bomb' drug attacks breast cancer ("People don't lose their hair or throw up")

    06/03/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/02/2012 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone. In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women with very advanced disease, the experimental treatment extended by several months the time women lived without their cancer getting worse, doctors planned to report Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago. More importantly, the treatment seems likely to improve survival; it will take more time to know for sure. After two years, 65 percent of women who received it were still alive versus 47 percent...
  • Young women having IVF treatment at 'higher risk of breast cancer'

    05/24/2012 3:04:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2012 | Rebecca Smith
    Across all age groups there was no overall increased risk of breast cancer associated with IVF. However researchers at the University of Western Australia found women who had IVF treatment at a younger age had a higher risk of developing the disease over the following 15 years. Oestrogen, a hormone which is known to fuel certain forms of breast cancer, may be up to 13 times higher during an IVF cycle than normal. Concerns have been raised about the use of strong hormones to stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs during fertility treatment as hyperstimulation can be fatal.
  • Dying mom gets early release of drug thanks to YouTube

    05/02/2012 9:39:52 PM PDT · by T Minus Four · 4 replies
    KSL ^ | 2 May 2012 | stephanie Grimes
    SALT LAKE CITY — A mom dying of cancer took to YouTube and inspired a pharmaceutical company to release to her a potentially life-saving drug before it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. A compassionate use clause allows for people with no other treatment options to receive experimental treatments prior to FDA approval, which is what Darlene Gant was hoping for on April 16 when she uploaded a 20-minute video to YouTube, pleading with the FDA approve her use of the drug Pertuzumab before its expected June approval date. Gant, 46, had been told earlier in 2012 that...
  • Injectable contraceptive doubles risk of breast cancer, study shows

    04/23/2012 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/5/2012 | Monica DyBuncio
    An injectable form of birth control doubles breast cancer risk among young women, according to a new study. The study examined younger women, ages 20 to 44, and confirmed a link between depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) - the main ingredient in the contraceptive sold under the brand name Depo-Provera - and breast cancer risk.
  • Doctors call for end to five cancer tests, treatments

    04/04/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care, the nation's leading association of cancer physicians issued a list on Wednesday of five common tests and treatments that doctors should stop offering to cancer patients. The list emerged from a two-year effort, similar to a project other medical specialties are undertaking, to identify procedures that do not help patients live longer or better or that may even be harmful, yet are routinely prescribed
  • Teenager Unlocks Potential Pathways for Breast Cancer Treatments, Wins Intel Science Talent Search

    03/14/2012 9:04:47 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 13, 2012 | MarketWatch
    Nithin Tumma, whose research could lead to less toxic and more effective breast cancer treatments, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public. From medical treatments to alternative energy solutions, innovation has been top of mind in our nation's capital this week. Honoring high school seniors with exceptional promise in math and science, Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) recognized the winners of the nation's most elite and demanding high school research competition, the Intel Science Talent Search. Nithin Tumma, 17, of...
  • The plight of nuns: hazards of nulliparity

    02/10/2012 11:18:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    The Lancet ^ | 8 December 2011 | Kara Britt and Roger Short
    The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 8 December 2011 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61746-7Cite or Link Using DOI The plight of nuns: hazards of nulliparity Original TextKara Britt a, Roger Short b Catholic nuns are committed to leading a celibate, spiritual life in a monastery or convent. In 1713, Italian physician Bernadino Ramazzini1 noted that nuns had an extremely high incidence of that "accursed pest", breast cancer. Today, the world's 94,790 nuns still pay a terrible price for their chastity because they have a greatly increased risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers: the hazards of their nulliparity. Fraumeni and colleagues2 compiled data for...
  • The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    02/10/2012 1:29:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The story here is 2007. I've had a number of people tell me they didn't know --- they hadn't heard --- about this link between abortion and breast cancer. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. This is 2007. "The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a study yesterday entitled, 'The Breast Cancer Epidemic.' It showed that, among seven risk factors, abortion is the 'best predictor of breast cancer,' and fertility is also a useful predictor. The study by Patrick Carroll of PAPRI in London showed that countries with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales,...
  • Komen VP resigns following Planned Parenthood reversal

    02/07/2012 10:18:10 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2012 | Caroline May
    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s senior vice president for public policy, Karen Handel, resigned from her post Tuesday morning following the breast cancer group’s decision to de-fund, then re-fund, Planned Parenthood.Due to her outspoken pro-life views when she ran for Georgia governor in 2010, in the days and week following the decision to revoke funding from the abortion provider and the subsequent reversal of that decision, Handel became the name most closely associated with the policy changes that lead to Komen’s decision to pull funding.Noting the important role the breast cancer organization has been playing for more...
  • Komen’s Karen Handel Resigns After Planned Parenthood Dispute

    02/07/2012 8:18:18 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 45 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 02/07/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Karen Handel, a top Komen official who was said to be instrumental in putting in place the changes in Komen policy that essentially resulted in cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, has resigned her position. As LifeNews reported last week, Komen initially decided in December to revise its grant-making process to funds grants to agencies that provide direct health services for women — which would eliminate Planned Parenthood since it does not do mammograms. After Planned Parenthood, Democratic members of Congress and the media pounced on Komen for its decision, Komen clarified that Planned Parenthood would still be allowed to submit...
  • George Will: 'Historians will marvel' over American liberalism’s defense of abortion (Video)

    02/05/2012 9:29:28 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies
    TheDC ^ | February 5, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Washington Post columnist George Will said that last week’s decision — and subsequent reversal — by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to take funding away from Planned Parenthood was strictly about abortion and less about women’s health, adding that the case illustrates how far liberals are willing to take the fight to defend abortion. “This is not about women’s health. This is about providing 300,000 abortions a year. Planned Parenthood cleverly cast this saying, ‘We are in the mammogram business.’ They’re not in the mammogram business — they are in the referral of...
  • Big Sister Is Watching You

    02/04/2012 2:06:57 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 4, 2012 | James Taranto
    Of course, it also doesn't mean they're not going to get anything. The Daily Caller reports that Komen's donations doubled in the two days after the Planned Parenthood assault began, presumably because lots of people wanted to support its apolitical work against breast cancer but did not want to give money to a group that was subsidizing a group that both performs and advocates for abortion. If that describes you, you might consider following the advice of our friend Susan Carusi: Give to a local breast cancer support group, "which provides counseling and assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer....
  • Clueless Komen Foundation Runs Up Against the Sacrament of Liberalism

    02/03/2012 12:06:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Susan G. Komen bunch, the Race for the Cure, whatever? They have caved big time to the feminazis at Planned Parenthood. It is stunning! Yesterday everybody was holding firm, and today Nancy Brinker who runs the Susan Komen group (I think it was her sister) made a big time cave. Biiiig time. Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberalism. Nobody is gonna mess with that money's flow. Nobody is gonna mess with that pile of money. Nobody's gonna mess with that at all. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about this Susan G....
  • Breaking: Two dozen Senators call on Komen to reverse Planned Parenthood decision

    02/02/2012 11:28:30 AM PST · by alancarp · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/2012 | Greg Sargent
    The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people — a decision which has caused an uproar among women’s groups and on social media — is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray. I’m told that 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the...
  • Amid abortion debate, Komen cancer charity halting grants to Planned Parenthood

    01/31/2012 2:23:00 PM PST · by Yossarian · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/31/12 | AP Editors
    NEW YORK — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups. (snip) “We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood...
  • UGA researchers, scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice

    12/14/2011 6:24:02 PM PST · by JosephMama · 13 replies
    Researchers from the University and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases—including those resistant to common treatments. The vaccine, described this week in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a promising new strategy for treating cancers that share the same distinct carbohydrate signature, including ovarian and colorectal cancers.
  • No Breast Cancer Screening For Women Aged 40-49, New Canadian Guidelines

    11/21/2011 7:46:38 PM PST · by writer33 · 21 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 11/21/2011 | Editor's Choice
    Women aged forty to forty-nine should not undergo routine mammography screening for breast cancer, according to new guidelines issued by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, which were published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The Task Force also recommends that the screening interval be extended to every two to three years for females aged 50 to 74, from every two years. Women should not carry out clinical breast exams and breast self-examinations if they have no symptoms pointing to breast cancer, the guidelines also recommend.
  • My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Won’t Support Komen

    10/25/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/25/11 | Suzanne Ward
    In May 1990,  my mother lost her 7 year battle with breast cancer at the age of 57.  It was an unspeakable loss for me.My father and I cared for her together at home until the end.  For many years following, I generously supported Susan G. Komen and Race for the Cure.  Each year, my family would walk in memory of my mother and to honor others who still struggled.A few years later, my eyes were opened to the irony of the Komen/Planned Parenthood Connection and I withdrew my support. First, I understood that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in...