There are huge potential repercussions to breast cancer surgery and reconstruction—it carries emotional and psychological trauma as well as the physical changes women experience.
The couple's teenage daughter Ella shared a heartfelt tribute to her "courageous, strong, beautiful and loving" mother.
She played parts in movies from the 1980s and 90s, including SpaceCamp, Twins, Jerry Maguire and For Love of the Game. Her final film was Gotti in 2018.
I've spent the last nine years feeling miserable in changing rooms and having the odd cry. Something snapped in me last year, and I thought, "I can do something about this!"
Researchers with IBM Watson Health published a study in 2018 finding that, nationwide, patients pay on average $349 in out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic mammograms.
A study based on the medical records of more than 45,000 women found a positive correlation between permanent hair dye and breast cancer—particularly among those who are black.
"Research like this is important, as it could help us to understand more about breast cancer risk and possible new ways to treat it," an expert told "Newsweek."
A study conducted by Vanderbilt University found that men with breast cancer are 19 percent more likely to die as a result of complications from the disease.
"As a man, I don't have the primary worry of being the next one diagnosed with breast cancer—though it certainly could happen," Ryan Plecha told Newsweek. "However, I am fully aware that any of the women in my life just might be the next one."
It is estimated 41,760 women in the U.S. will die from the disease in 2019.
Mathew Knowles reveals diagnosis at start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Although uncommon, it's possible for men to develop breast cancer.
Fans of the University of Georgia Bulldogs traded in their usual red and black for pink at a football game on Saturday, in memory of the opposing team's coach's wife who died of breast cancer last month.
Surgeons have the responsibility to educate women with breast cancer about scar-minimizing surgery options.
"My thoughts became 'what if I take the chemo and lose my hair?' I want to take this thing and make it beautiful," she said.
Hanna Thompson and Metta Siebert, both 35, are what's known as identical "mirror image" twins.
Losing 5 percent of body weight was associated with a 12 percent reduction in breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
More than 70 percent of women said their doctors didn't address their financial concerns, according to researchers.
"The impact could be especially important in cultures such as those of southern Europe, where people have supper late," Kogevinas said.
The researchers showed that not offering mammograms to women at low risk could reduce the harm associated with screening.
This genetic variant may help explain different health disparities between those of African and European decent.
Misleading headlines might encourage patients to alter their treatment—with potentially tragic consequences.
Women can now test themselves for three mutations without a doctor's approval.
These results don't mean the BRCA mutations aren't important.