Breast Cancer

  • Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study March 4, 2014

    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 October 26, 2013

    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 October 3, 2013

    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 August 30, 2013

    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 call...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer August 29, 2013

    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 August 19, 2013

    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 of...
  • Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance after mastectomy June 3, 2013

    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 operation...
  • When Brad Pitt's mother saved Angelina Jolie's life June 3, 2013

    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, that...
  • Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer May 27, 2013

    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 age...
  • Post surgery, Angelina Jolie's topless painting to be auctioned May 26, 2013

    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 to...
  • Why did Angelina Jolie make Jennifer Aniston cry? May 22, 2013

    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 moved beyond...
  • Advanced breast cancer detecting machine comes to India May 20, 2013

    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. Speaking...
  • How to reduce risk of breast cancer? May 17, 2013

    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? May 15, 2013

    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. ...
  • Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy will create awareness among women: Doctors May 15, 2013

    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 May 15, 2013

    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 cancer. It's...
  • Angelina's surgery decision is heroic: Brad Pitt May 15, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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, said...
  • Kylie Minogue honoured with 2013 Courage Award May 5, 2013

    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. "Sometimes when...
  • Government hospital doctor arrested for taking bribe May 4, 2013

    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 April 9, 2013

    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 benefit...
  • Fruits, vegetables reduce risk of breast cancer December 8, 2012

    London: A diet full of fruits and vegetables could help women reduce risk of developing breast cancer, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said. Long hailed for their anti-oxidant properties, researchers now believe carotenoids can also help prevent cancerous tissue in the breast due to...
  • Bipasha Basu: Breast cancer is neglected in India November 10, 2012

    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...
  • A smart bra that can detect breast cancer early October 12, 2012

    Washington: An inconspicuous device in your bra could help catch breast cancer early. The humble brassiere could play a more pivotal role as a US based company has unveiled plans for a hi-tech device that can be worn inside the bra to help detect breast cancer. Catching the cancer early is...
  • Living It Up: How to fight breast cancer August 25, 2012

    Marriage and having first kid at proper age, breast feeding and early detection save women from breast cancer. ...
  • Breast cancer breakthrough: New sub-types found April 20, 2012

    A landmark new study has found that breast cancer is not one but 10 different diseases, a discovery that could eventually revolutionise treatment. ...
  • 'Breast cancer is actually 10 different diseases' April 19, 2012

    London: Breast cancer is "not one disease, but 10 different diseases", according to a "landmark" study that could revolutionise its treatment. An international team of researchers that analysed breast cancers from 2,000 women said the classifications could help improve treatment by tailoring drugs for patients' exact type of breast cancer...
  • Breast cancer gene discovered, say scientists April 2, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a gene which they claim can determine more accurately whether a woman has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. An international team, led by University of Melbourne, says its has used new technology to fast track the discovery of the breast cancer risk gene, called...
  • 6 lakh Indians died of cancer in 2010: report March 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A landmark study published in The Lancet has found that cancer hits Indians much earlier than Westerners. Cancer claimed 6 lakh Indian lives in 2010 and contrary to popular perception, cancer is no longer a disease of the rich. It killed twice as many as poor and illiterate Indians...