Book Review: Waiting for Cancer to Come

Waiting for Cancer to Come weaves together women’s beliefs and experiences of genetic testing and its impact on their lives, families, and futures. Their detailed accounts of how they prepared for testing, made sense of the results, and made decisions about what to do with the information and cope with the aftermath are a window . . . → Read More: Book Review: Waiting for Cancer to Come

New York Breast Cancer Network Rebukes a Perilous Pinkwashing Partnership Between Komen and Fracking

By Margaret Roberts, Laura Weinberg and Andi Gladstone of NYSBCN

The New York State Breast Cancer Network (NYSBCN) is the only network of community-based, survivor-driven, breast cancer organizations in New York. Collectively, our 22 member organizations reach over 100,000 New Yorkers each year with essential breast cancer support and information services. Many of our groups . . . → Read More: New York Breast Cancer Network Rebukes a Perilous Pinkwashing Partnership Between Komen and Fracking

Concerned about Fracking, Part 3: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Earthquakes

by Margaret Roberts

In this three-part series on fracking and human health, Margaret Roberts of Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer and the New York State Breast Cancer Network explores some of the many reasons health advocates and others are concerned about the combination of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) with horizontal drilling, a large-scale industrial practice . . . → Read More: Concerned about Fracking, Part 3: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Earthquakes

Concerned about Fracking, Part 2: Water Pollution, Radiation, & Drought

by Margaret Roberts

In this three-part series on fracking and human health, Margaret Roberts of Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer and the New York State Breast Cancer Network explores some of the many reasons health advocates and others are concerned about the combination of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) with horizontal drilling, a large-scale industrial practice . . . → Read More: Concerned about Fracking, Part 2: Water Pollution, Radiation, & Drought

Concerned about fracking, Part 1: Air Pollution and Accidents

By Margaret Roberts

In this three-part series on fracking and human health, Margaret Roberts of Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer and the New York State Breast Cancer Network explores some of the many reasons health advocates and others are concerned about the combination of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) with horizontal drilling, a large-scale industrial practice . . . → Read More: Concerned about fracking, Part 1: Air Pollution and Accidents

Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever’

“Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever.’” By Sandra Steingraber, Ecowatch.

Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in America with more than 100,000 volunteers and partnerships in more than 50 countries, has teamed up with Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies with . . . → Read More: Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever’

“13th Report on Carcinogens”

“13th Report on Carcinogens.” Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell released the 13th Report on Carcinogens on October 2, 2014. (Press Release).The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that the NTP prepared for the HHS Secretary. The report . . . → Read More: “13th Report on Carcinogens”

Cancer screening in the elderly: Don’t be stupid

“Cancer screening in the elderly: Don’t be stupid” By Kenneth Lin MD, KevinMD.

When should you stop cancer screening? The answer boils down to the patient’s predicted life expectancy compared to the number of years needed for a patient to benefit from a test. Yet cancer screening in patients with limited life expectancies happens all . . . → Read More: Cancer screening in the elderly: Don’t be stupid

In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

“In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women.” By Deborah Blum, The New York Times Well Blog.

Concerns about the health risks of bisphenol A, or BPA arose when researchers first reported in the 1990s that it appeared to disrupt normal hormone function. The Food and Drug Administration banned the chemical in baby products. While . . . → Read More: In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

Leading Male Breast Cancer Advocate Passes

““The First Time I Knew I Had Breasts” – Leading Male Breast Cancer Advocate Passes.” By Kathleen Hoffman, Medivizor.

Editorial Note: According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from the 1950s through the 1980s were potentially to drinking water . . . → Read More: Leading Male Breast Cancer Advocate Passes

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