breast cancer

Buy Pink and Support Breast Cancer Research

Posted on 10/8/2012 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionOctober is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many people are supporting their family, friends and others who have encountered the disease with the purchase of products that align with the cause. With pink being the official color for the cause, many retailers are generating limited edition pieces emblazoned with tints and shades of the hue while also donating all or a portion of the sales to the initiative.  Here are a few items worth considering. Scarf  Vera Bradley – …

Beyond the Pink: Breast Cancer Charities Rated

Posted on 10/5/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — as if you couldn’t tell by all the pink-ribbon logos on products, 60-year-old Liam Neeson in hot-pink underwear, and football players, young and old, wearing pink football gear. Even the White House has turned pink. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women and the fifth leading cause of death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which urges older women to get their mammograms. Breast cancer has …

FDA Approves First Ultrasound For Dense Breasts

Posted on 09/19/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAbout 40 percent of women having mammograms have dense breast tissue that not only increases their risk of breast cancer but can also obscure tumors from view in a mammogram. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ultrasound device to give doctors a more detailed image of this kind of breast tissue. The newly approved “somo-v Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) can automatically scan the entire breast in about one minute to produce several images …

Aspirin and Cancer: It May Help With Prostate, Not With Breast

Posted on 08/28/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTwo new studies, published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, offer contrasting news about aspirin’s potential role in cancer prevention and treatment. Men who were being treated for prostate cancer and were taking aspirin for other medical conditions were less likely to die of their cancer than were men who were not taking aspirin, The New York Times reports. On the other hand, taking aspirin did not appear to protect postmenopausal women from developing breast cancer, according to Health …

Donors Wanted: Robin Roberts Helps Push Bone Marrow Donation

Posted on 06/12/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthABC News’ Robin Roberts, 51, who announced she will undergo a bone marrow transplant this fall to fight a rare blood disorder, was fortunate that her older sister, Sally Ann, was the perfect match to donate marrow — the only treatment for Roberts’ myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a type of pre-leukemia. Both women know that many patients don’t have a family member who is eligible, and they are encouraging everyone to sign up with Be The Match, an organization that helps match marrow …

One Down, The Rest Of My (Long) Life To Go

Posted on 05/15/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. One year ago this month, I heard the words that turned my world upside down. “You have breast cancer.” I’m not alone. At 56, the chances …