Are cancer patients at increased risk for severe illness if they get COVID-19? What extra steps should they take to stay safe during the pandemic without delaying needed treatments?
What stands out in progress against breast cancer over the last five years, and where do we need to do more?
We can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by contributing to highly rated breast cancer and cancer research charities.
I’m taking up a blogging challenge in which participants are asked to give their answers to “10 random questions about cancer.”
After thirty years of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, actual progress against the disease has not met expectations, with over 40,000 deaths from the disease annually in the United States.
Breast cancer mortality for the U.S. population as a whole has declined less that might have been expected over the last twenty years given the emphasis on screening, but looking deeper reveals an even more disturbing story.
Breast cancer screening has become widespread, but misperceptions about the disease are also common. True awareness, the kind that will lead to action to save lives, needs to start with facts like these.
Today, just like twenty years ago, we continue to hear about promising new research but we still know little about the causes of breast cancer, and mortality from the disease remains high.
Advocates met with representatives in Congress to ask for their support on important initiatives in the fight against breast cancer.
A major study on breast cancer screening was published recently in the journal of the American Medical Association.