Breast Cancer

  • Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study 04-03-2014 01:43 PM

    New York: For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life. While simple stretching exercises counteracted fatigue, patients who participated in yoga exercises experienced improved ability to engage in their daily activities, better general health and better regulation...
  • Tweeting bra: A high-tech bra that tweets each time it is unhooked 26-10-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: With the view to remind women of their monthly breast self-exam and promote breast cancer awareness, Nestle Fitness, with its ad agency Ogilvy Athens, introduced a high-tech, pink bra that automatically sends a tweet each time it is unhooked. The purpose here is to deliver the life-saving message...
  • Singer Anastacia undergoes double mastectomy 03-10-2013 12:52 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Anastacia, who is popular for her hits such as 'I'm Outta Love' and 'Paid My Dues', has revealed that she underwent double mastectomy following a battle with breast cancer. The singer gave update on her condition in a statement which was released on October 1, reported Aceshowbiz....
  • US man kills wife to relieve her of breast cancer pain, informs police 30-08-2013 09:21 AM

    A Kentucky man called 911 just minutes after killing his wife, sobbing and confessing to a dispatcher that he fatally shot the cancer-stricken woman, and asking to take a last look at her before his arrest, according to recordings released on Thursday. Ernest Chris Chumbley, 48, cries throughout the 16-minute...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer 29-08-2013 05:15 PM

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per...
  • Non-smoking mothers who breastfeed their kids 'less prone' to breast cancer 19-08-2013 11:40 AM

    Non-smoking mothers who breastfeed their kids for more than six months may be less prone to the risk of breast cancer, a new research has revealed. The same is not true for smoking mothers. Emilio Gonzalez-Jimenez, of the University of Granada in Spain, and his colleagues analysed the medical records...
  • Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance after mastectomy 03-06-2013 12:53 PM

    London: Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since announcing her double mastectomy on Sunday, joining fiance Brad Pitt on the red carpet in London where she welcomed the debate on women's health that the surgery had sparked. The Oscar-winning actress has stayed out of the spotlight since announcing her...
  • When Brad Pitt's mother saved Angelina Jolie's life 03-06-2013 10:56 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Brad Pitt's mother saved actress-girlfriend Angelina Jolie's life by convincing her to take the test that led to her preventative double mastectomy. Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt's Mother, helped Jolie to decide on taking the test, which helped her to find out that she carried the cancer gene,...
  • Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer 27-05-2013 12:16 PM

    Angelina Jolie's aunt died of breast cancer on Sunday, a hospital spokesman in California said, nearly two weeks after the actress wrote about electing to have a double mastectomy after learning she had inherited a high risk of breast cancer. Debbie Martin, the younger sister of Jolie's mother, died at...
  • Post surgery, Angelina Jolie's topless painting to be auctioned 26-05-2013 09:36 AM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is the subject of Swedish artist Johan Andersson's latest oil painting that features the actress in a topless posture post her double mastectomy. The 37-year-old's portrait will soon go under the hammer and proceeds from the sale will be donated to a nonprofit organisation...
  • Why did Angelina Jolie make Jennifer Aniston cry? 22-05-2013 01:58 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston reportedly cried after reading about her former husband Brad Pitt's current partner Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. Aniston was upset after she learnt that Jolie had both her breasts removed after finding out that she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. "She was...
  • Advanced breast cancer detecting machine comes to India 20-05-2013 05:33 AM

    New Delhi: An advanced digital breast cancer detecting machine with the capability to see the lesions in breasts with much more clarity than ever before was unveiled in the national capital on Sunday. The mammography machine 'Amulet' by Fuji films is claimed to be India's first low dose resolution system....
  • How to reduce risk of breast cancer? 17-05-2013 01:57 PM

    The high cost of cancer care in India makes early diagnosis an obstacle for many women. So, what needs to be emphasised on is regular breast examination after 20 and go for a mammography every two years after the age of 50. ...
  • FTN: Can Angelina Jolie's mastectomy spread awareness in India? 15-05-2013 11:59 PM

    Angelina Jolie said on Tuesday that fears of developing breast cancer because of a gene mutation led her to have a preventive double mastectomy this year, urging other women to take steps to see if they had a similar risk. ...
  • The breast brouhaha

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    As a woman and of course, it runs true for men too - I am the sum of all my parts. We are all the...

  • Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy will create awareness among women: Doctors 15-05-2013 08:46 PM

    Angelina Jolie got both her breasts surgically removed after realising she was carrying a faulty gene, passed down to her by her mother. ...
  • Angelina Jolie: From girl with tattoos to girl with a cause 15-05-2013 01:17 PM

    Los Angeles: In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie's body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as "Billy Bob." Now she's sharing intimate details of her anatomy to help women at risk, going public with her preventive double mastectomy to greatly reduce her high odds of breast...
  • Angelina's surgery decision is heroic: Brad Pitt 15-05-2013 12:27 PM

    New York: Brad Pitt has called fiancee Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy a heroic attempt. The 37-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who raises six children with Pitt, revealed to the world that she had both of her breasts removed in February as a preventative measure after doctors warned her she carries the 'faulty'...
  • Angelina Jolie underwent double mastectomy to reduce breast cancer risk 14-05-2013 09:31 PM

    Angelina Jolie said that she carried the BRCA-1 gene that increased her risk of breast and ovarian cancers. ...
  • Why Angelina Jolie went for double mastectomy 14-05-2013 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: Actress Angelina Jolie said on Tuesday that fears of developing breast cancer because of a gene mutation led her to have a preventive double mastectomy this year, urging other women to take steps to see if they had a similar risk. Jolie, writing in the New York Times,...
  • Kylie Minogue honoured with 2013 Courage Award 05-05-2013 11:39 AM

    London: Pop star Kylie Minogue has been honoured with Courage Award for her battle with breast cancer by the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund. Minogue, 44, who diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, said she found it hard to feel positive while battling the disease, reported Daily Express....
  • Government hospital doctor arrested for taking bribe 04-05-2013 04:41 AM

    Jaipur: A senior doctor at a government hospital in Rajasthan's Udaipur district was arrested on Friday for taking bribe of Rs 500 for treating a breast cancer patient, police said. Dr Suresh Kumar Dangayach, the head of radio therapy department at Maharana Bhupal Hospital in Udaipur, 300 km from Jaipur,...
  • Alcohol consumption does not affect breast cancer survival: study 09-04-2013 05:27 PM

    Washington: Drinking alcohol has no impact on breast cancer survival, a new study has claimed. Although previous research has linked alcohol consumption to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has found that alcohol consumption does not impact survival from the disease. In fact, a modest survival...
  • Bipasha Basu: Breast cancer is neglected in India 10-11-2012 02:48 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu said that breast cancer is a much neglected ailment in India and most women do not take it as seriously as they should. To create awareness for breast cancer, Bipasha and Milind Soman have teamed up for an initiative 'Pinkathon 2012', a running event for...
  • Former Miss Venezuela dies of breast cancer at 28 20-12-2011 02:30 AM

    Caracas: Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, whose struggle with breast cancer was closely followed by Venezuelans, has died at age 28. Her family said Ekvall died on Saturday at a hospital in Houston. Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela at age 17 in 2000, and the following year she was third...
  • Alcohol ups breast cancer risk in females: study 04-11-2011 09:27 AM

    New Delhi: A new study says drinking alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer. That is a good enough reason why women should not knock back too many drinks, be it beer, wine or other alcoholic drinks. While a glass of wine may help females unwind, it may also...
  • The largest human ribbon in Bangalore? 31-10-2011 08:56 AM

    BANGALORE: 6,583 people came together to form a human awareness ribbon on Sunday at Sullivan Police Grounds to create more awareness on breast cancer. Organised by HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited, a cancer care network, the participants wearing pink t-shirts and pink head gear formed the human ribbon and stood for...
  • Understand breast cancer to beat it 24-10-2011 11:45 AM

    First Lady Betty Ford beat cancer in more ways than one. In the 1970s, when the c-word was fearfully whispered and only weeks moving into the White House, Ford announced she had cancer. Her motivation was to increase awareness to save at least one person " maybe more. She had...
  • Breast cancers 'can be blocked' 22-08-2011 12:31 PM

    London: In a major breakthrough, an Indian- norigin scientist-led team has discovered a molecule which it claims can block the development and spread of breast cancer. Prof Shankar Balasubramanian and colleagues at Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Research Institute says the naturally occurring molecule -- thiostrepton -- "clamps" on to a...