For Breast Cancer Patients With BRCA1 Gene, Removing Ovaries Might Lower Death Risk

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed — after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 — because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

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The Blogger Who Claimed to Cure Her Brain Cancer Holistically Admits It Was All a Lie

Popular Australian food blogger Belle Gibson, who claimed that she healed a diagnosed case of incurable brain cancer through “nutrition and holistic medicine,” revealed that she was never sick.

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New Genetic Test for Breast Cancer Would Be Cheaper and Easier

A startup is developing an easier way of determining whether women are genetically at risk for breast cancer, in a move that could revolutionize the way women are currently screened for the disease. The test would cost just $249.

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For Women in Their 40s, Experts Say Mammograms Are a Personal Decision

Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

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‘I Got Skin Cancer at Age 18′

The funny thing is, I was never a sun person, because I sunburned easily, and I had always worn SPF 20 growing up.

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Watch Taylor Swift’s Mom Give a Moving Speech at the Country Music Awards

At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Andrea Swift mother to Taylor Swift—took the stage to present the Milestone award to her famous daughter.

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Breast Cancer Cases in the U.S. Could Rise 50% by 2030

Researchers say there will be an increase in breast tumors that are “ER-positive” — which means they rely on the hormone estrogen to fuel their growth. And because of the aging population, women older than 70 will account for a growing proportion of breast cancer cases.

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The Touching Reason Why Uzo Aduba Is Running the Boston Marathon

For the “Orange is the New Black” star, tackling 26.2 miles is about much more than a scoring a medal-and-space-blanket-at-the-finish-line selfie.

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Why Rita Wilson Says a Second Opinion Caught Her Breast Cancer

Yesterday, Rita Wilson shared with PEOPLE that she recently had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis—one that was almost missed following a breast biopsy.

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How (and Why) to Do a Self-Exam for Skin Cancer

It takes just 10 minutes a month to do a self-exam, from scalp to toes.

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