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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gives Profanity-Laced Cancer Update

'We are NOT f---ing around' when it comes to chemo, she says

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finished her second round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, and the actress appears to be in good spirits about it. "Chemo #2: finito. We are NOT f---ing around here. 'I’ve got the eye of the tiger. The Fighter dancing through the fire cuz I... More »

Mindy Cohn: I Fought Cancer for 5 Years

'Facts of Life' star reveals she's now cancer-free

(Newser) - Mindy Cohn has been keeping a "secret for a long time," the Facts of Life star tells People : She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She launched what she calls a "siege" on the disease, getting a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. "I've always... More »

Report Reveals Good News on the Breast Cancer Front

Deaths have plummeted—but there's still a disparity based on race

(Newser) - Some good news to share this week: Deaths from breast cancer have plummeted over a 26-year period. A report released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society shows a 39% decline in breast cancer-related deaths between 1989 and 2015, reports the Washington Post . The report notes 322,600 deaths were prevented... More »

Biden Has a Message for Julia Louis-Dreyfus

'We Veeps stick together,' he tweeted Thursday

(Newser) - Support for Julia Louis-Dreyfus is pouring in after the actress revealed she has breast cancer . One person to show his support: Joe Biden. "We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia," Biden tweeted Thursday, alongside a photo of the pair... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: I Have Breast Cancer

'Let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality'

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer, she wrote on Twitter Thursday. "[One] in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she wrote . "The good news is I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.... More »

Adultery, Burglary Could Have Derailed a Brilliant Scientist

But the kindness of strangers kept Mary-Claire King on her path

(Newser) - It's a story of devastating loss followed by one of incredible kindness, and it's a story that belongs to Dr. Mary-Claire King . Part of The Moth's latest book , it's reprinted by the HuffPost UK and takes place in April 1981, just days before King was scheduled... More »

Shannen Doherty Shows Off New Hair After Cancer Remission

Her locks are getting curly

(Newser) - Shannen Doherty's hair is growing back following chemotherapy for breast cancer , and the actress has been showing it off on Instagram . "I think my husband and I are morphing into each other..... #twins #curlyhairdontcare," she said in one recent post highlighting the similarity of her locks and... More »

Potential Cancer Fighter in the Pantry: Red Onions

Especially ones from Ontario, suggests new study

(Newser) - Have an appetite for onions? Your body could be benefitting in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. In the latest study on what may well be a superfood, scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, report in the journal Food Research International that red onions in particular... More »

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Was Actually Cancer

Reveals breast cancer diagnosis, cancels tour

(Newser) - Olivia Newton-John says she has breast cancer and is canceling her June tour. The 68-year-old singer said Tuesday she initially thought she was suffering from back pain, but learned it was "breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum." Newton-John said she will complete "a short course... More »

Even One Drink a Day Can Up Breast Cancer Risk

Regular physical activity, on the other hand, may have the opposite effect

(Newser) - Just one alcoholic drink per day—even a teeny one—may not bode well for women on the breast cancer front, reports the Washington Post . That's the conclusion of a large-scale review by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research fund that took a closer... More »

Removal of Healthy Breast Increasing in Cancer Patients

And it's unclear exactly why

(Newser) - In 2004, one in 10 American women under the age of 45 with cancer in one breast opted to have the second, healthy breast removed as well. Just eight years later, it had increased to one in three women, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery . When looking... More »

Lawsuit: Tiffany Pushed Out Worker With Cancer Mutation

She lost her job after having breast, ovaries removed

(Newser) - A former employee of Tiffany & Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer. Lisa O'Rourke alleges in a federal lawsuit that the company discriminated against her because she carries a gene mutation that put her at... More »

Studies: Cooling Caps Help Chemo Patients Keep Hair

Up to two-thirds of breast cancer patients kept more than half their hair

(Newser) - Cooling caps are massively popular with European chemo patients and have been making inroads into the US , but two studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association offer some of the first clinical proof of their effectiveness. In one study , approximately two-thirds of breast cancer patients lost... More »

Ominous Stats on the Women's Cancer Horizon

A 60% rise in deaths by 2030, per an ACS report

(Newser) - Two disturbing reports were issued this week on the cancer front, with one noting women will see a spike in cancer deaths over the next decade or so—5.5 million cancer deaths by the year 2030. The other report adds that women afflicted with breast cancer alone could nearly... More »

Alcohol Causes 7 Types of Cancer—at Least

Drink only a little? You're still at risk

(Newser) - Health experts are calling for warning labels on booze, like those on tobacco products, based on a new study that finds alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer. Drink only a little? You're still at risk, scientists write in the journal Addiction . After reviewing... More »

Shannen Doherty Shaves Head in Cancer Fight

Actress shares images on Instagram

(Newser) - Shannen Doherty has taken to Instagram to show her fans a challenging moment: The 45-year-old actress shaved her head amid her fight with breast cancer, reports US Weekly . Doherty reveals the process in a series of photos with her mother, Rosa Elizabeth Doherty, and a friend, Anne Marie Kortright. Here... More »

Billy Joel, Cuomo Launch Motorcycle Ride

To raise breast cancer awareness in New York state

(Newser) - New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will begin his ride Monday morning at Sunken Meadow Park on Long Island, reports... More »

Scientists: 'Holy Grail' of Stopping Breast Cancer May Be Here

Australian team makes a possible breakthrough

(Newser) - A new study could bring hope to thousands of women who are susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, the Telegraph reports. Analyzing breast tissue prone to cancer, Australian scientists found that a protein that fuels pre-cancerous cells also causes osteoporisis—and can be stymied by a common osteoporosis drug. "... More »

Mediterranean Diet Could Halt Breast Cancer's Return

Per a small study of 307 women in Italy

(Newser) - Women who've survived breast cancer and are looking to prevent a recurrence may be encouraged by news out of a major cancer conference: that adhering to a Mediterranean diet (lots of fruits, veggies, fish, and olive oil) may help fend off the disease's return, the Guardian reports. For... More »

Breast Cancer Video Eludes Censors Masterfully

Thanks to Henry

(Newser) - A breast cancer group has managed to put out an educational video that has registered millions of views and counting, all thanks to its clever workaround of censorship rules. It begins with a woman disrobing, only to have her breasts covered with the logos of Facebook and Instagram. How then... More »

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