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Doctor: Put risks of breast cancer and mammograms in perspective

The director of the Breast Imaging and Interventional Center at the George Washington Medical Faculty Associates is a breast cancer survivor. She says getting a mammogram and early diagnosis can save a life.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:05am EDT

Tags: Rachel Brem, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, cancer, paula wolfson

Yoga offers new weapon against cancer treatment stress

Women battling breast cancer have a new weapon: A form of exercise for the body and mind that has been around for centuries.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:26am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, yoga, health, cancer treatment, Jill Abelson

Yoga boosts mood, vitality in breast cancer survivors

Millions of people around the world already practice yoga, but a new study suggests that the health benefits might not just be in the eye of the beholder.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 11:54am EST

Tags: alicia lozano, yoga,


Local boutique crowdfunds 'breast-free fashion' for cancer survivors

Fashion designer and Take 5 boutique owner Sakina Iskender never expected to be making business decisions based on an episode of TLC's "What Not to Wear."

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 11:05am EST

Tags: Take 5, Merrifield,

Study: Peanut butter may help reduce breast cancer risk

What women eat when they're young could help prevent breast cancer.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: peanut butter, diet, food, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Georgetown University, cancer

New procedure reduces radiation sessions for breast cancer patients

For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:44am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, The Lancet, Dr. Eleni Tousimis, health, medical

Komen cancels 2014 3-Day in Washington, D.C.

Susan G. Komen's 3-Day will not return to Washington, D.C. in 2014, the organization announced.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: Susan G. Komen,

More women opt for mastectomies to beat cancer odds

They look healthy. But more and more women are getting mastectomies to counter a hidden risk.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:00pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, mastectomy, BRCA1, BRCA2, gene, gene mutation, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Eleni Tousimis

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Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 03:43am EDT

Tags: Angelina Jolie, mastectomy,

The 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The annual event was held on the National Mall Saturday, May 11.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 05:19pm EDT

Tags: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Komen,

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