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Christian publisher pulls Bible from shelves, anti-abortion advocates celebrateupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 10:34:00

A Christian publisher is withdrawing copies of the "Cancer Awareness Bible," from stores because the Bible helped raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which in turn contributed to Planned Parenthood.

More false alarms, uncertain benefits seen with annual mammograms updated: Tue Oct 18 2011 15:12:00

Women who have a screening mammogram every other year are substantially less likely than those who opt for annual screening to experience false-positive results and biopsies that turn out to be unnecessary, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Giuliana Rancic: I have breast cancerupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 11:39:00

Giuliana Rancic said Monday that she has breast cancer, having discovered a tumor during a mammogram while undergoing another round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.

Giuliana Rancic's breast cancer battleupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 11:39:00

Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, discusses Giuliana Rancic's cancer diagnosis and the dangers of IVF.

Should I get screened for that?updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 10:42:00

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.

Does a breast reduction lower the risk of breast cancer?updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 06:36:00

I had breast reduction surgery two years ago and went from a size GG to DD. I wanted to know, does a reduction lower the risk of breast cancer or abnormalities in the breast?

After the mammogram storm, what should women do?updated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:29:00

Christie Hall began putting off mammograms long before debate about appropriate screening became a hot-button issue.

Is a breast fibroadenoma a precursor to cancer?updated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:00:00

I had fibroadenoma [a benign breast tumor] and had it removed with surgery. I am 31 and I want to know if I can take precautions to prevent breast cancer or other related problems.

Mammogram technology may be doing more harm than goodupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 17:36:00

Many radiologists rely on specialized computer software to pinpoint suspicious areas in routine mammograms.

2010: Mammograms in 30s: No benefit?updated: Mon May 16 2011 08:09:00

In 2010, a study found women with no family history of breast cancer do not benefit from mammograms at an early age.

Fewer mammograms being done, studies showupdated: Mon May 02 2011 09:03:00

The use of mammograms has dipped since a medical task force made controversial recommendations that women in their 40s may not need to get breast cancer screenings every year, according to one of three small studies to be presented Monday.

2010: New mammogram researchupdated: Mon May 02 2011 09:03:00

A new study supports screening women for breast cancer after age 40. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

How can I make my mammogram hurt less?updated: Mon Feb 14 2011 08:38:00

I had my first mammogram yesterday and my breasts are still really sore. I am fairly small-chested, and the tech said that usually makes it hurt more. What can I do for the pain now, and is there anything I can do to make it hurt less next time?

Breast test furor fades but anger lingersupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 10:18:00

If you're a woman in your 40s, you probably remember how checking the health of your breasts became a point of national contention last year.

When a mammogram isn't enoughupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 10:15:00

When Hallie Leighton received the letter from her doctor with the results of her recent mammogram, she opened it tentatively, afraid of what it might say. Her mother and grandmother had both had breast cancer, and she didn't want to suffer the same fate.

Mammography still mattersupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 10:15:00

American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Dr. Otis Brawley shares his opinion on why mammography is still relevant.

Should I get a mammogram?updated: Wed Sep 29 2010 08:24:00

Is it really worth it to get a mammogram? Should I be getting mammograms?

Study questions benefit of mammograms in women over 50updated: Thu Sep 23 2010 10:47:00

A new study released Thursday suggests mammograms might not be as effective in reducing deaths from breast cancer in women over 50 as previously thought.

Martina Navratilova has breast cancerupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 00:36:00

Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova says she has breast cancerupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 23:06:00

Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer.

Legendary tennis star has breast cancerupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 23:06:00

Martina Navratilova tells CNN's Larry King about her battle with breast cancer.

H1N1 and health reform dominated 2009 medical newsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

It was the year that a new pandemic flu swept across the globe, initially baffling health authorities and causing worldwide panic.

Heinz's form of cancer rare but treatableupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 16:51:00

The recent revelation by Teresa Heinz, wife of U.S. Senator John Kerry, that she has been diagnosed with early-stage cancer in both of her breasts has likely left many women wondering, "Could this happen to me?"

People.com: John Kerry's Wife in Treatment for Breast Cancerupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 15:47:00

"I have had two operations and my prognosis for a full recovery is good," says Teresa Heinz

Senate OKs health care amendment on mammogram accessupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 20:43:00

The Senate took another step forward in the health care debate Thursday, casting its first votes on what is certain to be a long series of politically charged amendments.

A step back for women's healthupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:01:00

I've been digesting the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for two weeks now. And I'm still swallowing hard.

With mammograms, listen to the expertsupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 16:31:00

The new recommendations for breast cancer screening -- and the public debate surrounding them -- underscore the need to distinguish between rationing and establishing science-based standards of health care. That distinction will be crucial as we strive for better and more affordable care in the United States.

Task force defends mammogram guidelines, says it communicated poorlyupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 15:36:00

Members of a task force that issued controversial recommendations for breast cancer screenings defended the group's guidelines but acknowledged "poor" communication in explaining them to women.

People.com: Melissa Etheridge Addresses Mammogram Controversyupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 09:28:00

The breast cancer survivor says she doesn't trust a healthcare system that profits off the sick

Guidelines cut pap smearsupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 10:59:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at new guidelines for cervical cancer screenings.

New cervical cancer screening guidelines releasedupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 10:59:00

The new mammogram recommendations out earlier this week caused quite an uproar. Now comes another change in screening tests for women -- this one for cervical cancer.

New guidelines: Pap tests should start at age 21updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 09:56:00

Young women should have their first Pap test no sooner than age 21, regardless of when they become sexually active, say new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Earlier screening for cervical cancer may lead to unnecessary and possibly harmful treatments for an increasingly rare cancer, according to ACOG, the leading U.S. professional organization for obstetricians and gynecologists.

Will insurance cover screening?updated: Thu Nov 19 2009 15:54:00

What will it mean for insurance coverage if mammography guidelines change? Elizabeth Cohen reports.

'I want my mammograms!'updated: Thu Nov 19 2009 15:54:00

A government task force says women in their 40s don't need annual mammograms, but Sara Fought would beg to differ: She says she's alive today because a routine mammogram found cancer when she was 42.

Who decides about mammograms? Inside the task forceupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 09:41:00

Breast cancer surgeons, cancer organizations and even the White House are expressing concern about new screening recommendations issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

Mammogram debate growsupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 09:41:00

The fallout continues after a federal task force changed guidelines on mammograms. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in.

Mammogram policy 'unchanged'updated: Wed Nov 18 2009 19:02:00

Wolf interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about mammograms.

U.S. health chief: No change on mammogram policyupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 19:02:00

A federal advisory board's recommendation that women in their 40s should avoid routine mammograms is not government policy and has caused "a great deal of confusion," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.

Mammogram study draws fireupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:45:00

Advocacy groups disagree with new guidelines about mammograms for women in their 40s. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Breast 'awareness' trumps self-exams, docs sayupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:45:00

A vacation to Washington nearly a decade ago led to a life-changing revelation for Kathi Cordsen. Passing by a breast cancer awareness event, her mother blurted it out: Her doctor had just confirmed that she had breast cancer.

Task force opposes routine mammograms for women age 40-49updated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:19:00

Women in their 40s should not get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, according to updated guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

SI.com: Joe Posnanski: Women's basketball legends hoop up to help small Kansas townupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 10:07:00

My wife always knows what's coming whenever her hometown of Cuba, Kansas comes up in conversation.* She always knows I'm going to tell the story of the first time I went there with her. We've been married for more than 11 years, so we're now in that early stage of finishing each other's stories. And I suspect that the "first time I went to Cuba" story has been told more than most.

Army of volunteers saves lives with clipboards, high spiritsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 22:29:00

"We are an army," says Andrea Ivory of the group gathered with her early on a Saturday morning.

CNN Heroes: Andrea Ivoryupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 22:29:00

Andrea Ivory is bringing early detection to the doorsteps of uninsured women in Miami, Florida.

Drugs help prevent breast cancer but pose risks tooupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 12:19:00

Women at high risk of breast cancer can often lower that risk by taking medication, including drugs like tamoxifen or the osteoporosis drug raloxifene (Evista).

Study: Hormone therapy caused breast cancer for thousandsupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 17:08:00

U.S. breast cancer cases have dropped in women aged 50 to 69 in recent years because many women have stopped taking hormone therapy, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Research shows Hispanic women get breast cancer treatment lateupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 14:26:00

When Maria Rubeo closed her arm, she felt something "very big -- like a lemon."

Alternating mammograms, MRIs may be best for high-risk womenupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:44:00

Women at high risk for breast cancer are generally advised to have one mammogram and one magnetic resonance image scan every year, and they usually schedule them around the same time, along with a hands-on examination by a doctor. The idea is to get three different views of what's going on in the breasts.

Can some breast cancer tumors regress if left untreated?updated: Tue Nov 25 2008 14:28:00

Do more frequent mammograms pick up some breast cancer tumors that might have gone away without treatment? Possibly, according to a controversial study published this week in Archives of Internal Medicine. However, experts caution that the research raises an interesting question, but can't definitively answer it.

Digital mammogramsupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 17:50:00

Digital mammograms may offer a clearer picture than x-rays as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Time.com: Menopause Drug Reduces Multiple Symptomsupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 16:00:00

An experimental menopause treatment drugmaker Wyeth is developing reduced hot flashes, trouble sleeping and other symptoms

Time.com: Imaging a Promising Cancer Detectorupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 12:00:00

A radioactive tracer that "lights up" cancer hiding inside dense breasts showed promise in its first big test against mammograms, revealing more tumors and giving fewer false alarms

Digital vs. film mammogramsupdated: Sat Jul 26 2008 11:47:00

In Health for Her, CNN's Judy Fortin looks at the difference between digital and film mammograms.

Do digital mammograms make a difference?updated: Sat Jul 26 2008 11:47:00

When I first heard about digital mammograms, my first thought was, "This could be good."

Time.com: Do Breast Self-Exams Do Any Good? updated: Tue Jul 15 2008 17:00:00

A new report questions their usefulness, finding that they don't save lives and may lead to twice as many unneeded biopsies

Time.com: 3D Mammograms Help Breast Examsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 10:35:00

Remember peeking through a View-Master? Scientists are using the same concept behind the classic kids' toy to try to see mammograms in 3-D

Time.com: Is an Annual Physical Really Necessary?updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 15:00:00

One in five Americans dutifully gets a medical check-up every year, but what good is it doing?

X-Rays, sunshine: Could radiation be hurting your health?updated: Tue Jun 03 2008 09:22:00

When Sheri Diehl, a Chicago-area flight attendant, got -- and finally stayed --pregnant after four miscarriages in the 1990s, she contacted her supervisor and asked to stop flying immediately. Her biggest worry? Radiation. She knew the airplane's shell didn't protect her from the sun's rays at high altitude. Diehl and her fellow flight attendants had long wondered -- Could there be unknown health risks for frequent fliers? -- which now included her baby. "I wasn't taking any chances," she says.

Keeping your breasts healthy at every ageupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 10:28:00

Let's face it: There's no body part women obsess about more than breasts -- their size, shape, sag factor, and whether those strange pains stem from monthly PMS hormones or something more ominous, like breast cancer.

Hormone therapy risksupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 11:24:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about a study that has found increased cancer risk years after hormone replacement therapy is stopped.

How to have a successful mammogramupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 10:27:00

A paper cape sits loosely around your shoulders, covering your naked chest. A radiology technologist directs you toward an imposing-looking machine. As you hold your breath, one bare breast at a time is tightly compressed between two flat panels and X-rayed.

Mammogram tipsupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 10:27:00

In this Health Minute, CNN's Judy Fortin tells us what to expect during a mammogram procedure.

Breast cancer drop linked to reduced hormone therapyupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 06:18:00

Invasive breast cancer rates have fallen since the substantial decline in postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy occurred, even after a decline in breast cancer screening rates, according to findings published in the 5th Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Tips for a better mammogram updated: Wed Apr 04 2007 18:06:00

Healthy women should begin getting mammograms every year or two once they reach age 40, experts say. Here are tips from the American Cancer Society and other experts:

Questions, answers on MRIs and breast healthupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 15:59:00

The American Cancer Society is recommending MRIs in addition to mammograms for certain women considered to be at unusually high risk for breast cancer. Here are more details:

Your e-mails: Breast cancer survival storiesupdated: Mon Oct 30 2006 17:58:00

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, CNN.com asked readers to share their stories. Here is a sampling of responses, some of which have been edited:

Sheryl Crow: Cancer will change my musicupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 09:37:00

Earlier this year, rock singer Sheryl Crow underwent minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 14:40:00

The numbers don't lie

Gupta: Progress, hurdles in breast cancer fightupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 09:12:00

In 1987, around one in four women age 50 and older said they'd had a mammogram and breast exam in the past two years. Eleven years later, that number jumped to 69 percent.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 15:24:00

A pair of landmark studies -- one on breast cancer and the other on schizophrenia -- jumped off the pages of the major medical journals. The first study's results were decisive; the second's much cloudier.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu May 19 2005 11:33:00

Better care for women cited

A test worth takingupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 09:16:00

When cancer first touched my life in 1984, there were no pink ribbons, no 5K races for "the cure" and few support groups to rely upon. Cancer was the kind of word you whispered and prayed didn't strike your family.

The unlikely breast cancer patientupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 15:04:00

Bob Riter speaks to breast cancer patients, usually women, about something they can relate to -- his own experience with the disease.

Breast cancer: The path traveled and road aheadupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 14:19:00

Melissa Etheridge's powerful performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards rocked and resonated with the thousands in attendance and millions more watching on television. Her distinctive voice and hard-strummed guitar echoed throughout the hall, as did her energy.

Business 2.0: Physician, Sell Thyself AmeriScan's Craig Bittner wants consumers to take health care into their own hands updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

It's hard to miss AmeriScan. I first notice it while standing in a Pottery Barn at San Francisco's Embarcadero Center. Across the street, draped in front of a conservative blue storefront, a large ...

Money Magazine: The New Medical Exam NO MORE TONGUE DEPRESSORS. NO COLD STETHOSCOPE BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES. WE ASKED EXPERTS WHAT YOU REALLupdated: Wed Sep 01 1999 00:01:00

Have you had a checkup recently? If you're like most Americans and it's been a while, you may be surprised the next time you see your doctor for a general physical. Many of the tests and procedures...

Fortune: FIVE OPTIONS FOR HEALTHY RETURNS THE SECTOR-FUND GAMEupdated: Mon Sep 29 1997 00:01:00

Enticed by the growth prospects of health care but leery of making a single bet on one company's future? Here's the cream of a growing crop of funds that specialize in the sector. We've screened th...

Fortune: STAR WARS MAMMOGRAPHYupdated: Mon Mar 07 1994 00:01:00

If star wars scientists can create imaging technology that detects imperfections in bombs and missiles, why not the same for human tissue? Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is doing just that:...

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