Breast cancer

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June 14, 2019 - 1:01 pm
A new breast cancer screening program was announced Friday on Long Island.
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This undated photo provided by Roszell Mack, Jr. in May 2019 shows him at his office in Lexington, Ky. At the age of 87, he is able to work nearly fulltime at the horse farm nine years after being diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his bones and lymph nodes. "I go in every day, I'm the first one there," said Mack, who helped test Merck's Keytruda, a therapy that helps the immune system see and fight cancer. "I'm feeling well and I have a good quality of life." The biggest drawback of these drugs: They often cost $100,000 or more a year, although what patients pay out of pocket varies by insurance, income and other things. (Courtesy Roszell Mack, Jr. via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 12:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference. Among those who have benefited is Roszell Mack Jr., who at age 87 is still able to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, produce is displayed for sale at a farmers market in Kalamazoo, Mich. A study released on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. (Katie Alaimo/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 5:06 pm
For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. The results are notable because they come from a rigorous test involving 49,000 women over two decades rather than other studies that...
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FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency’s campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA said Thursday, May 2, 2019, that a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer will be allowed to stay on the market. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market, saying its risks do not warrant a national ban. But the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is considering bold warnings for the implants and requiring...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2006 file photo shows a silicone gel breast implant in Irving, Texas. U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, March 25, 2019, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant makers, as well as from women who believe their ailments were caused by the implants. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)
March 25, 2019 - 9:30 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem. The Food and Drug Administration panel didn't recommend any immediate...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015 file photo shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Friday, March 8, 2019, the FDA approved Roche’s Tecentriq, the first cancer immunotherapy for treating an aggressive type of breast cancer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 08, 2019 - 6:26 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer. Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative breast cancer, which accounts for about 15 percent of cases. It's to be given with chemotherapy, the standard...
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Toni Contino
Toni Contino
February 10, 2019 - 5:18 pm
Last month, a Long Island mother found out over the span of just days that she has breast cancer and that her son needed brain surgery. Now she’s looking to make sure something good comes out of the compounding ordeals.
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, tennis star Serena Williams speaks in Las Vegas. Serena Williams goes topless and sings “I Touch Myself” in a video to promote breast cancer awareness month. With her hands covering her breasts, Williams writes in the Instagram post that the video took her out of her “comfort zone.” But she said she wanted to do it because early detection saves so many lives. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 01, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Serena Williams goes topless and sings "I Touch Myself" in a video to promote breast cancer awareness month. With her hands covering her breasts, Williams writes in the Instagram post that the video took her out of her "comfort zone." But she said she wanted to do it...
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