Tag Archives: Breast

Breast center marketing pitch via reporter’s live-streamed mammogram was a bad idea

November 5, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is founder & publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He has written many times about breast cancer screening and treatment controversies.  He once produced breast cancer decision-making videos for the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which was the first funder of HealthNewsReview.org from 2005-2013. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is… Read More »

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk for breast cancer due to family history and other factors.… Read More »

Breast cancer awareness: 8 products designed to go beyond the pink and help spread the word

Here are a few products intentionally designed around bringing about breast cancer awareness that are worth your time and money. When it comes to breast cancer awareness and education, there are many ways that people both affected or not affected by the disease can help raise money for organizations that help patients through their process… Read More »