Stories about Breast Cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie (R) and her mother Marcheline Bertrand pose together at the premiere of Jolie's film "Original Sin" in Hollywood in this July 31, 2001 file photo. Oscar-winning actress Jolie said on May 14, 2013 that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after finding out she had a gene mutation that leads to a sharply higher risk of both breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie, writing in the New York Times, said her mother's death from cancer at 56 and the discovery that she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation led to her decision out of fears she might not be around for her six children.

Jolie’s revelation about preventive mastectomy spurs praise, concerns

By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune on May 15, 2013, at 9:17 a.m.
Emily Notestein selling plants at a spring garden festival soon after she had surgery for breast cancer.

My mom has cancer: How far can an upbeat attitude take her?

By Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post on April 03, 2013, at 9:43 a.m.

Advanced breast cancer rising in women 25 to 39, research shows

By Carol M. Ostrom, The Seattle Times on Feb. 27, 2013, at 9:37 a.m.

For every life saved by breast cancer screening, 3 women overdiagnosed

By Chris Wickham, Reuters on Oct. 30, 2012, at 8:45 a.m.

After Komen controversy, Planned Parenthood to boost breast health services

By Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2012, at 8:51 a.m.

Doctors call out Komen for overselling mammograms

By Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg News on Aug. 06, 2012, at 8:47 a.m.

Pfizer ordered to pay $45M in Prempro cases

By Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News on Jan. 04, 2012, at 4:04 p.m.
Rachel Midgett of Houston, Texas, center, heads down to the start line with friends Laura Kopytkiewicz, left, and Ashley Paulsen to run in the half marathon of the Las Vegas Marathon in Las Vegas, in this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Afflicted with breast cancer, Midgett has been taking the drug Afinitor for the last nine months and said that the cancer has not progressed in that time period, longer than other cancer drugs she has taken in the past.

New breast cancer drugs hold promise

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer on Dec. 08, 2011, at 9:13 a.m.

Why block a test that saves lives?

By Michael Milken, Prostate Cancer Foundation on Oct. 13, 2011, at 5:47 p.m.

Mammogram rates decline after women give up hormone therapy

By Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg News on Aug. 23, 2011, at 12:42 p.m.
Survivors of cancer kick off the Penobscot County Relay For Life on May 21 at Morse Field at the University of Maine in Orono.

Penobscot Relay for Life tops fundraising hopes with $192,000

on May 23, 2011, at 10:15 p.m.
Breast cancer survivor Jeff Bennett of Bangor (second row left), helped to organize a fundraiser Saturday at the Bangor Mall to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Bennett, who was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago, did three spin classes at center court and during a break said "cancer doesn't have to control your life." Several local celebrities, including WABI meteorologist Todd Simcox (back row left), participated.

Cyclists put mettle to the pedal for cancer fund

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 29, 2011, at 5:40 p.m.

Pilots fly Mainers to the care they need

By Meg Haskell on Nov. 22, 2010, at 7:29 p.m.

Pittsfield Breast Cancer Walk scheduled Saturday

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 14, 2010, at 10:08 p.m.

Free mammograms offered at MCMH

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 05, 2010, at 9 p.m.