'Medically Unnecessary, But A Choice:' Tripling Of Women Who Have Healthy Breast Removed
More and more women with cancer in one breast are choosing to have a double mastectomy -- their numbers tripled from 2002 to 2012, even before the Angelina Jolie effect -- even though studies find that the major operation will not help the vast majority of patients live longer.
U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths Falling Steadily — But Black Women Increasingly At Risk
New research finds that breast cancer is becoming an increasingly survivable disease in the United States. But while the overall death rate has been dropping, the rate of getting cancer in the first place has been rising among African-American women.
Slashing The Pink Ribbon From Beyond The Grave
A longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who died this month of metastatic breast cancer has left behind a blistering indictment of the current breast cancer world, including the pink-ribbon push for mammograms and the lack of useful patient/treatment databases.