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ICYMI: May 12, 2017

Feature Story You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (The New York Times) — Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many women don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. The habits described below may also help to ward off other life-threatening […]

ICYMI: April 28, 2017

Feature Story When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (The New York Times) — When Angela Durden found out that she had tested positive for the breast cancer gene mutation, she decided to share the information with her daughter, Alexis, who was 14 at the time. That meant […]

ICYMI: July 22, 2016

Feature Story Fears about IVF and cancer may be unfounded THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization to have a baby have enough to worry about without fretting about a possible increase in their risk for breast cancer. This week they got good news: The biggest study of […]

ICYMI: May 13, 2016

Feature Story What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (TIME magazine) — Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of various cancers among people who eat more fresh produce, and avoid […]

Knowledge is Powerful

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs […]