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Smoking Will Make Breast Cancer More Likely To Kill You

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By April Taylor A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that nicotine may play a role in promoting the development of breast cancer.  The study was conducted by a team of researchers from Taipei Medical University.  This should come as no surprise considering tobacco products have been found to have no less than 60 carcinogenic chemicals.  What is different about this study is that…

So Sad: Angelina Jolie’s Aunt Dies of Stage Four Breast Cancer

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  Sometimes we think that celebrities don’t have problems like the rest of us.  But their problems are real, and sometimes, they have to hide their pain in the public eye.  It’s difficult enough to deal with grief without having photographers in your face all the time, but that’s what they learn to deal with. Angelina Jolie is the latest to endure the tragedy of breast cancer after losing her…

CNN Anchor Reveals that she Has Breast Cancer

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An anchor for the CNN network has revealed that she has breast cancer and plans to have surgery done this year to treat her condition.  Zoraida Sambolin from CNN’s “Early Start” program, says that she has been struggling with how to tell others about her diagnosis.  The 47-year old said that she received strength from reading an op-ed from Angelina Jolie, who described the cancer gene in her family. “Jolie’s…

A too-short life honored in heartbreaking photos: Husband document’s wife’s tragic cancer journey from healthy young woman to grave in pictures

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      They’re images that would break anyone’s heart. A husband’s poignant photo series documents the intimate moments of his wife’s fight with breast cancer — and her ultimate death. Read More    

1 in 3 senior citizens now dies with Alzheimer’s disease: report

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    Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but the fifth leading cause of death in people over 65. It’s estimated that 5.4 million people in the nation, have the disease, with about 250,000 of those cases being in New York City. One out of every three seniors in America will die with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia — a growing health-care crisis as…

Even moderate drinking may substantially raise risk of dying from cancer: study

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      Alcohol causes about 19,500 cancer deaths each year — and even as little as 1.5 drinks per day can make you part of that statistic, according to a sobering new study. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is the first in several decades to examine deaths from a variety of cancers that can be attributed to alcohol consumption, said lead study author David…

Terminal breast cancer patient hopes fashion spread will reveal beauty in even the most tragic situations

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    A Kentucky woman with incurable stage-4 breast cancer has gone in front of the camera to show others that there is beauty even in the most tragic of situations. “Magazines always talk about breast cancer, but they never show it,” Jill Brzezinski-Conley of Louisville told the Daily News. “I want to be able to show men and women that you can still be beautiful or sexy with cancer.”…

What are the Symptoms and Signs of Breast Cancer?

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You hear study after study telling you that black women are more likely than others to get breast cancer.  This is no reason to be fearful, but is enough cause to be prepared and informed.  We know about looking for lumps, but what are some other signs of breast cancer? “Your mammogram is suspicious for breast cancer.” “Your biopsy was positive for breast cancer.” These are among the most terrifying words a woman…