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Breast Cancer Patients May Have Better Odds if They're Pregnant

Getting breast cancer when you're pregnant isn't a death sentence. Credit: Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images
You're six months pregnant when you find a lump in your breast. The doctor tells you it's cancer. Believe it or not, the news could be...
Learning you have cancer, of course, is never good news. But if you're going to get breast cancer, pregnancy may strangely be the best time to have it.

More Girls Entering Puberty Early, Study Finds

Girls are maturing earlier than ever. Credit: Getty Images Girl, you'll be a woman soon. Sooner than you thought. A new study finds that U.S. girls are entering puberty at younger ages than in the past. Early maturity is a public...

Losing a Breast in a Body-Obsessed Culture

As her tween embarks into womanhood, this breast-cancer surviving mom contemplates the feminine figure. Illustration by Dori Hartley As my 12-year old daughter and I cuddled up together on the couch for our TV-viewing evening, we had...

Putting Ourselves First

ParentDish is pleased to welcome Rene Syler to our team. Rene hosted CBS news' The Early Show from 2002 - 2006; she is the author of The Good Enough Mother, and is currently at work on her second book. You can spend more time with Rene at her web...

Couple Uses IVF to Prevent Passing Breast Cancer Gene

I think that most of us, if asked, would say we'd do nearly anything to ensure that our children are healthy. But when "anything" involves genetic screening and selection of embryos, thing get a little controversial. A woman in Britain will soon...

Fomula scandal prompts call for return to breastfeeding

The World Health Organization and UNICEF last week urged Asian mothers to return to breastfeeding in the wake of a series of infant deaths caused by melamine-contaminated powdered baby formula in China. An update issued by WHO states that more...

Self breast exams - Are they worth the effort?

Most OB/GYNs have the box right on their patient information form: Do you perform a self-breast exam? Some women check yes, others check no, some may even guiltily check yes when they mean no, to avoid a lecture from their doctor. When it comes to...

Regular exercise may protect teens from future breast cancer

Recent research has discovered that girls who exercise in their preteen and teen years may protect themselves from developing breast cancer later in life. It's thought that regular exercise creates slight hormonal changes that have a protective...

Does breast feeding reduce breast cancer risk?

According to recent research, adult women who were breastfed as infants have a higher chance of not getting breast cancer than their counterparts who weren't. Oddly, this result didn't necessarily apply to first-born children. Women who reported...

Pink poodle raises breast cancer awareness, gets woman in trouble

Ever since we got our pure white Bichon Frise puppy two years ago, Ellie has wanted to get some Kool-Aid and dye her hair pink. I won't agree to this mostly because I am afraid the pink will rub off onto my carpet and furniture. In Boulder, Colorado,...

Breast cancer awareness t-shirts banned at Kansas school

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the shirt pictured here was designed to raise awareness with a sense of humor. Kelly Rooney, who died from breast cancer in 2006, came up with the idea and her family now sells the shirts online with 50%...

Beware of a different kind of breast cancer

One out of every eight women will receive the news that they have breast cancer at some point in there lives. As horrible as that statistic is, there is more to be aware of when it comes to breast cancer. Most of us believe there is but one form of...

Morning sickness reduces breast cancer risk

Morning sickness, apparently, is good for you. While I'm sure it's an incredibly unpleasant aspect of pregnancy, nauseated mothers-to-be can take comfort in the fact that it lowers their risk of breast cancer -- by 30 percent. Doctors aren't exactly...

15-year-old wants to remove breasts to reduce cancer risk

I don't know too many women who haven't been impacted by breast cancer. It seems we all know someone who has struggled with the devastating disease . I myself have had three separate scares: benign fibroaedenomas removed from my left breast in three...

Breastfeeding may prevent breast cancer

Given the ever-raging debate on breastfeeding, here's another reason you might want to consider doing it: a recent study finds it might protect against breast cancer. Specifically, it helps reduce the breast cancer risk for women who wait until...

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