Breast Cancer

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

mammography, mammogram

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

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Welcomes Komen Reversal On Planned Parenthood Funding

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.

02/03/2012

The planned parenthood logo (CBS)

California Backlash Grows Over Planned Parenthood-Komen Split

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.

02/02/2012

The Promise Me perfume to benefit breast cancer research (Susan G. Komen Foundation)

Perfume Marketed To Benefit Breast Cancer May Contain Toxic Chemicals

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.

10/14/2011

Computerized mammography.

HealthWatch: Higher Cancer Risks For Taller Women

A new report published in The Lancet finds taller women are actually at increased risk for a wide variety of cancers.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

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