breast cancer 

Breast Milk May Serve as Personalized Breast Cancer Screen, Study Says

Breast cancer risk can be determined by examining the cells from the breast. Credit: Getty Images
Pumping your breast milk is not only good for baby, it could help detect your risk for breast cancer.
New research suggests breast...
Breast milk can uncover the earliest signs of breast cancer.

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.

'I Love Boobies' Bracelets: Popular With Kids but Schools Object

Eighth-grader Taylor Trujillo wears the "Boobies" bracelet that has California school officials raising their eyebrows. Credit: Gary Kazanjian, Fresno Bee / MCT
The latest fashion craze in one California school district declares the wearer's love...

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...

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