Breast Cancer

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

Computerized mammography.

HealthWatch: Therapy May Protect Ovaries From Chemotherapy

Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be able to avoid a common complication of the treatment, early menopause.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

Dr. Benjamin Braun

UCSF Doctors Lose Their Locks To Help Fund Cancer Research

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/09/2011

Computerized mammography.

Acupuncture May Help Women Cope With Breast Cancer

A Stanford study has found that acupuncture may help women coping with the stresses of breast cancer treatment.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/20/2011

Jane Fonda Discloses Breast Cancer

Jane Fonda Discloses Breast Cancer Scare

HOLLYWOOD (ET/CBS) – Jane Fonda discovered she had breast cancer a few weeks ago. The actress and fitness icon discovered a small tumor in her breast during a routine checkup. The cancer luckily turned out […]

CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

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