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.
A new law designed to increase the detection of breast cancer is about to be implemented in California.
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.
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.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has reversed it decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after three days of controversy.
The local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is joining six other California affiliates to request an exemption from the organization’s decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is selling a perfume called “Promise Me” to raise money for breast cancer research. The only problem, the perfume contains chemicals categorized as toxic. And now, one advocacy group is asking for the product to be taken out of stores.
A new report published in The Lancet finds taller women are actually at increased risk for a wide variety of cancers.
Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be able to avoid a common complication of the treatment, early menopause.
It was a close shave Wednesday as several doctors took part in a fundraiser. At a special gathering, several doctors from the University of California at San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital shaved their heads to raise more than $22,000 for children’s cancer research.