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Hair Dye-Cancer Link: 'The Results Do Not Surprise Me'

Government study finds tie between permanent hair dye, chemical straighteners and breast cancer

(Newser) - A government study involving nearly 50,000 US women has found a link between those who use permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners and an increased risk of breast cancer, Fox News reports. Research by scientists with the National Institutes of Health, published in the International Journal of Cancer , involved... More »

Thermal Camera at Tourist Attraction Spots Cancer

Woman noticed a heat spot over one breast

(Newser) - A woman's visit to a tourist attraction in Scotland ended up being an important stroke of luck for her health. Bal Gill, 41, used the thermal imaging camera at Edinburgh's Camera Obscura & World of Illusions back in May, and when looking back through the images from it... More »

Beyonce's Dad Reveals Struggle With Breast Cancer

He shares sad news on GMA

(Newser) - Mathew Knowles, father of singers Beyonce and Solange, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In an interview that will air Wednesday, the 67-year-old spoke to Good Morning America 's Michael Strahan about living with the disease and breaking the news to his family, People reports.... More »

Mother Is 'Traumatized' by Treatment After Misdiagnosis

Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had breast cancer

(Newser) - A British mother has gone to medical-treatment hell and back after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports. Sarah Boyle, 28, was needlessly given chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. "Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to... More »

Catholic Teacher Fired Over Cancer Treatment Can Sue

Federal appeals court overturns initial ruling against her

(Newser) - Kristen Biel was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014—and when she told her employer she would need time off for surgery and chemotherapy, she was dealt a second blow. St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif., declined to renew her contract to teach for the next academic year. She... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Master of 'The Shove'

Actress talks about her life, her career, and her bout with cancer in the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Seinfeld fans know it well: "the shove," as practiced by Elaine, when she puts both hands on the chest of a man and yells something like "Shut up!" as she shoves him backward. In a profile of Julius Louis-Dreyfus, the New Yorker notes that Louis-Dreyfus brought... More »

Mothers May Face Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Years after childbirth, women face an increased likelihood of developing the disease, study finds

(Newser) - A study has found that women may be at an increased risk for developing breast cancer for years after giving birth. Per CNN , the study out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that one factor tied to higher risk for the disease is having had a... More »

He's Singing One Garth Brooks Song for 36 Hours Straight

Cliff Satterwhite is singing 'Friends in Low Places' over and over and over again

(Newser) - As we write this, Cliff Satterwhite is in the home stretch of an epic karaoke marathon: He's singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" for 36 hours straight. Why? The Seattle-area karaoke host is performing the feat as part of the breast cancer awareness fundraiser he's hosting... More »

Serena Sings Topless— But for a Cause

The tennis star aims to raise breast cancer awareness

(Newser) - Last month, Serena Williams was mad as hell . Now she's adding a sweet lilt to The Divinyls' classic "I Touch Myself" in a video she produced to increase breast cancer awareness, the Guardian reports. "Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to... More »

After 3rd Cancer Diagnosis, Grease Star Turns to 'Modern' Meds

Olivia Newton-John uses cannabis oil to help relieve pain after tumor found at base of her spine

(Newser) - In a secret she kept "from almost everyone," Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder five years ago—more than 20 years after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, CNN notes. Now, just weeks shy of her 70th birthday, the Australian singer and actress reveals... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Feeling 'Fantastic'

After breast cancer treatment, she signs on to first awareness campaign

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on Veep and says it feels "fantastic." The star of the HBO comedy series revealed last September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer , the news coming soon after her sixth consecutive Emmy win for the role of Selina Meyer. As... More »

She Died of Cancer With Debt, So PayPal Threatened to Sue

Company says it has rectified 'insensitive error'

(Newser) - "You are in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit as we have received notice that you are deceased." That's the very real message a British man received three weeks after informing PayPal of his wife's May 31 death from cancer at... More »

T Cells Battle Cancer in New Breakthrough Treatment

One's own immune system is empowered to fight the disease

(Newser) - A breakthrough cancer treatment is showing what researchers have called "remarkable" promise in the fight against some of the most common forms of the disease. Per NPR , researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe they've completely rid a woman of her metastatic breast cancer after she ran... More »

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip the Chemo

Up to 70K Americans per year could be spared treatment, massive study finds

(Newser) - Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting in a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer... More »

Is Your Cell Phone Trying to Kill You? New Study Says 'Maybe'

Study links blue-light emission with two kinds of cancer

(Newser) - Love that blue light? You might want to back away, according to a sobering new study . An international team of researchers led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health has found that exposure to blue light at night may increase your risk of developing breast or prostate cancer, reports Science ... More »

Study Links Food Compound to Spread of Cancer

Asparagus may be cancer's favorite vegetable

(Newser) - Making big changes to your diet could deprive cancer of a nutrient that it needs to spread throughout the body, researchers say. A study published in the journal Nature links asparagine—an amino acid found in many foods, including asparagus, beef, poultry, nuts, and potatoes—to the spread of secondary... More »

Woman Dies Just Hours After Getting Married

Heather Mosher succumbed to breast cancer after a hospital ceremony

(Newser) - Just a few days before Christmas a young woman in Hartford, Conn., passed away from breast cancer, but not before marrying the man of her dreams. Heather Mosher married David Mosher on Dec. 22 during a small ceremony at St. Francis Hospital, where Heather was being treated for triple-negative breast... More »

Blood Test Could Tell Women if Breast Cancer Will Return

Study holds promising results for an early warning of relapse

(Newser) - A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies, for breast cancer. Results suggest... More »

The Pill, IUDs Raise Risk of Breast Cancer

Especially after prolonged use, say Danish researchers

(Newser) - For years, birth control pills have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, though newer drugs containing smaller doses of estrogen and progestin were assumed to be safer. A new study suggests they aren't. Researchers in Denmark reviewed public health records for 1.8 million women, using... More »

A 'Miracle' Times 2 for Woman With Stage 4 Cancer

Diane Bishop's cancer finally started responding to chemo—and she just won a $1.2M jackpot

(Newser) - Diane Bishop has stage 4 breast cancer, but she now feels like she has a new lease on life. That's because the Canadian woman not only recently started responding to chemo for the first time—she also just won a $1.2 million lottery jackpot, the CBC reports. The... More »

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