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Breast Cancer

Pet dog rests on a bed. (AP photo)

Animal Update: Breast Cancer in Dogs

Though surprising to some, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in female dogs, but pet owners should know there are ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the cancer.

02/17/2014

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2 Charged With Stealing IDs Of Bay Area Breast Cancer Patients

Two women were charged with felony identity theft last week after Santa Clara police found mail stolen from breast cancer patients in their possession, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

11/13/2013

Supporters are hoping a pink California license plate will increase breast cancer awareness. (PinkPlate.com)

Community Corner: Cancer Survivors Want Pink California License Plates

A campaign to create a pink breast cancer awareness California license plate is underway and seeking more supporters.

06/30/2013

People take part in a 3-day Komen Walk for the Cure race in Washington D.C. The foundation has ended the D.C. event as well as ones in San Francisco and other U.S. cities. (Linda Spillers/Race for the Cure via Getty Images)

Susan G. Komen Ends 3-Day SF Cancer Cure Race

Susan G. Komen for the Cure says it is canceling half of its 3-day charity races next year, including the San Francisco event, because of a drop in participation levels.

06/05/2013

4. Angelina Jolie ($20 million)

Health & ConsumerWatch: Jolie’s Mastectomy Highlights ‘Cancer Gene’

Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy and reconstruction with implants because she carries a gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing breast cancer.

05/14/2013

Angelina Jolie Prevented From In Bosnia

Angelina Jolie’s Preventative Double Mastectomy Decision

Angelina Jolie chose to have a preventative double-mastectomy to lower her chances for cancer. KPIX 5′s Cate Cauguiran and CBS News Teresa Garcia report…

05/14/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

SF To Study Alarming Breast Cancer Rates For Women Firefighters

San Francisco’s female firefighters, exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job, are disproportionately diagnosed for breast cancer. Now, the city is hoping to conduct the first study in the nation to find out why.

04/05/2013

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New California Breast Cancer Detection Law Set To Go Into Effect

A new law designed to increase the detection of breast cancer is about to be implemented in California.

03/22/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Gail Bishop. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Uses Cancer Battle As Inspiration To Help Others

A San Francisco woman isn’t letting cancer treatment slow her down. In fact, this week’s Jefferson Award winner is still doing everything she can to help others in the same position.

07/11/2012

10 Ways To Cancer-Proof Your Breasts

Bay Area Legislator Looks To Improve Breast Cancer Detection

California Senator Joe Simitian’s proposal addresses dense breast tissue that reads white on a mammogram and blocks a good, clean reading. Cancer and other abnormalities could be overlooked.

04/01/2012

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