| Nov 1, 2010
Bill Rands, 67, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., is a man who had a mastectomy.
An 11-year survivor of male breast cancer, the retired money manager is not shy about showing his scar or sharing his story. His openness about discussing his illness sometimes...
| May 4, 2010
Lynn Redgrave, a member of the distinguished British acting family who became an overnight sensation playing the title character in the 1966 film "Georgy Girl" and later achieved acclaim on stage as both an actress and a writer, has died. She was 67....
| Jun 1, 2010
Q: I just heard a news story about a man who was refused a mammogram even though both his parents had breast cancer. I was surprised that not only was care refused, but that men can get breast cancer. How common a thing is that? H.J., Huntsville, Ala.
| Jun 1, 2010
What do business men, actors, newscasters and other celebrities have in common with the boy next door? They're increasingly turning to plastic surgeons to improve their looks.
Men and boys' cosmetic procedures in 2009 numbered 898,379. Compared to...
| Sep 17, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister, who is 47, has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Her doctor recommends she take tamoxifen for five years after her lumpectomy and radiation treatment. Why is this necessary? We don't have a family history of...
| Sep 2, 2010
It's a sweaty kind of summer this year.
And while the multiple days of triple-digit temperatures have made some people glisten and others drip, everyone seems to be seeking ways to dry off. Some are showering more or slathering on "clinical-strength"...
| Sep 22, 2010
Scientists are reporting in a new study that mammography is not an effective screening tool for women in their 40s because a tumor and the patient's tissue appear to be the same color.
Stanford University researchers reporting in the Journal of the...
| Aug 4, 2010
Traci Cox may be done with her chemo treatments, but she isn't done with cancer.
The Clermont, Florida, woman is sharing her cancer experiences through a new national registry of breast-cancer survivors that organizers hope to use for surveys and...
| Aug 18, 2010
Henda Salmeron has a keen interest in breast cancer--that's because a year ago this month she was given the worst news of her life.
"I was diagnosed with a four centimeter tumor that went undetected through mammography," Salmeron said. "They anticipate...
| Jul 29, 2010
Dear Pharmacist: My sister has breast cancer and is taking tamoxifen. She would like to take flax-seed supplements (or eat the ground-up seeds/oil), but she doesn't know if it will help or interfere with her treatment. Her doctor said it was fine but...
| Sep 8, 2010
Two weeks after her baby came into the world, Alicia Crews was still scared to hold her new daughter, Indira, against her breast.
She was 1 pound, 3 ounces at birth — about the size of a newborn puppy.
"She's so light, I couldn't feel her on me,"...