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Rappler's latest stories on breast cancer


'Charmed' star Shannen Doherty reveals stage 4 breast cancer

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:22 AM

The '90210' star reveals the recurrence of her breast cancer after 3 years of remission, which is now at stage 4

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Jan 02, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Researchers at Google Health have trained an artificial intelligence model to detect cancer in breast scans from thousands of women in Britain and the United States

Walks full of love: How I spent my weekends in New Jersey and Washington, DC

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:38 AM

DC More than Pink Walk and NJ Walk N’ Roll raise funds for good causes

 FRIENDS of Dr. Maria 'Ane' Ona (7th from left, wearing pink cap), a breast cancer survivor, join the Susan G. Komen More than Pink Walk in Washington, DC, in late August 2019. Photo by Georgina Lumauig

Japan ex-empress undergoes breast cancer surgery

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Former Japanese empress Michiko's surgery begins 'as scheduled' at the University of Tokyo Hospital

MICHIKO. Japan's former emperor Akihito and empress Michiko attend a wreath laying ceremony at the monument to Philippine national hero Jose Rizal in Manila on January 27, 2016. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Japan ex-empress diagnosed with breast cancer – palace

Aug 09, 2019 - 6:47 PM

A spokesman for the Imperial Household Agency says the 84-year-old has been diagnosed with breast cancer at a hospital and will soon have an operation

MICHIKO. In this file photo, then Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) leave the stage after a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the monarch's coronation to the throne at the National Theatre in Tokyo on February 24, 2019. File photo by Nicolas Datiche/Pool/AFP

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Tennis superstar Serena Williams promotes breast cancer awareness in a video viewed more than 1.3 million times in the first 10 hours

FOR A CAUSE. Serena Williams says the video puts her out of her comfort zone but fans lauding her for her bravery. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death – study

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

In fact, they may have a 'survival advantage' over non-carriers if diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, a form that is particularly hard to treat, a team writes in the journal The Lancet Oncology

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Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Five blind or visually impaired women have been specially trained to use their fingertips to detect breast cancer, one of Colombia's biggest killers

'SEEING' CANCER. Visually impaired, medical tactile examiner, Francia Papamija, 35, performs a breast exam on a patient at a hospital in Cali, Colombia, on November 8, 2017. Leidy Garcia and Francia Papamija are two of the five visually impaired women who were trained with the method of German doctor Frank Hoffmann as Medical Tactile Examiners. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

WATCH: Alicia Keys and Stella McCartney in breast cancer campaign

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:31 PM

The singer and the designer both have a personal connection the cause

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM

'The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,' says the 'Veep' actress

Olivia Newton-John reveals new cancer 25 years later

May 31, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Olivia Newton John postpones her US and Canada tours because of her breast cancer

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN. The singer postpones her concert tours because of the return of cancer. Screengrab from Facebook/olivianewtonjohn

Facebook apologizes for removing cancer video

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:16 PM

A Facebook spokeswoman apologizes for removing the video saying: We re very sorry our team processes millions of advertising images each week and in some instances we incorrectly prohibit ads

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product "Workplace," in central London on October 10, 2016. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Ciri peradangan kanker payudara: tanpa benjolan, tapi lebih ganas

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Apa saja gejala inflammatory breast cancer dan pengobatannya? Bisakah kambuh lagi setelah sembuh?

Foto dari HelloSehat/Shutterstock

Jakarta Goes Pink 2016: Mari lari karena peduli

Sep 02, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Kegiatan tahunan demi menyuarakan kampanye breast cancer awareness kembali digelar

Jakarta Goes Pink 2016 akan digelar pada 9 Oktober sebagai perayaan bulan peringatan breast cancer awareness. Agni Pratistha, Derby Romero dan Chelsea Islan adalah beberapa nama pesohor yang turut berpartisipasi di acara ini. Foto oleh Lovepink/JGP 2016.

The grace of Elizabeth Zimmerman and Sara Duterte

Jul 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What I saw was the same noble composure of a cancer survivor of one who has gone through and endured one of the most excruciating experiences in her life

Elizabeth Zimmerman, ex-wife of Presidential candidate Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte, joins their daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio and granchildren for a 30-day campaign activity dubbed as BiahengDU30 that kicks off in Davao City on April 5,2016.

Battle Scar

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:59 PM

This is a story of a woman at war This is her picture This is her scar

Romance novelist Jackie Collins dies at 77

Sep 20, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Jackie dies after a battle with breast cancer

Mini breast grown in petri dishes for breast cancer research

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:08 PM

The scientific breakthrough can potentially allow researchers to better understand breast cancer

MODERN-DAY HEROES. The team of Jelena Linnemann (L) and Dr Christina Scheel (R) will now be able to understand the behavior of breast cancer cells. Photos from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, graphic by Ernest Fiestan

Drug boosts long-term survival after breast cancer

May 30, 2015 - 11:58 PM

A study shows that anastrazole was effective in treating women with a kind of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ DCIS

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New targeted therapy shows promise vs breast cancer

May 30, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Pfizer s new targeted drug palbociclib works by blocking a key protein that fuels the growth of hormone receptor positive breast tumors

CANCER UP CLOSE. A scanned image of a breast carcinoma tissue stained to test for the presence of abnormal copies of the HER2 gene, viewed at 40x magnification. Quintiles Transnational handout/EPA/14 Sept 2009

Arroyo wants to undergo digital mammography at Makati Med

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:37 PM

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center does not have the necessary equipment to perform a conclusive mammogram according to the motion filed by the detained former president with the anti graft court

CHECK UP. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is on hospital arrest, has requested the Sandiganbayan for permission to go to another hospital to undergo a digital mammogram. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

The 36D burden

Oct 19, 2014 - 10:24 AM

In aesthetics these breasts are war spoils But in genetics they are a ticking timebomb a possible glimpse into the root of my future suffering and eventual death

Things to do: October 10-16

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Planning your week ahead? Here is this week s list of events to look forward to

Tommy Hilfiger's style-centric project part of fight against breast cancer

Oct 09, 2014 - 12:20 PM

The designer launches the limited edition BHI handbag with Naomi Watts as the face of the campaign

Kanker payudara Malinda Dee bukan lelucon

Oct 03, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Dalam bulan peduli kanker payudara sedunia hargailah pasien kanker payudara yang harus berjuang tiap harinya

Malinda Dee saat menjalani sidang vonis di Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Selatan, 7 Maret 2012. Foto oleh Jefri Arie/AFP

Coping with breast cancer and the Yolanda disaster

Jul 06, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Lucia was diagnosed with Stage IIIB breast cancer last year

Drug helps breast cancer patients preserve fertility

May 31, 2014 - 8:23 AM

The drug goserelin is shown to improve survival and fertility among breast cancer patients

CANCER UP CLOSE. A scanned image of a breast carcinoma tissue stained to test for the presence of abnormal copies of the HER2 gene, viewed at 40x magnification. Quintiles Transnational handout/EPA/14 Sept 2009

Angelina Jolie talks wedding plans a year after mastectomy

May 15, 2014 - 8:11 AM

Jolie says if their children will have their way the Hollywood power couple will have a Disney themed wedding

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Webhits: Divinyls vocalist has terminal breast cancer, turns hit song into advocacy

Apr 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

When the Divinyls vox found out she had terminal breast cancer she repurposes cheeky hit I Touch Myself into an advocacy anthem

Divinyls vox has terminal breast cancer, repurposes cheeky hit

Double mastectomy wiser for telltale gene – study

Feb 12, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Women diagnosed with breast cancer caused by a notorious gene have a much better survival chance if they have both breasts removed instead of one says a study

CANCER UP CLOSE. A scanned image of a breast carcinoma tissue stained to test for the presence of abnormal copies of the HER2 gene, viewed at 40x magnification. Quintiles Transnational handout/EPA/14 Sept 2009

Cancer cases up 11%, breast cancer by a fifth – WHO

Dec 13, 2013 - 1:15 AM

World Health Organization said the number of new cancer cases around the globe has reached 14 1 million in 2012

Tuna, sardines help fight breast cancer

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:39 AM

As a guide for daily living this means one or two portions of oily fish per person per week

CANCER FIGHTER. Eating sardines, tuna, salmon and other oily fish can reduce breast cancer risk

Jolie's aunt succumbs to breast cancer

May 27, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Angelina Jolie s aunt Debbie dies of breast cancer less than two weeks after the actress double mastectomy

A HARD BATTLE. Angelina Jolie's aunt passes away due to breast cancer, a battle which once threatened her as well. File photo from AFP

Breast cancer and Angelina's choice

May 15, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Angelina Jolie s double mastectomy encourages women to make smart choices and highlights a disturbing trend

'MY MEDICAL CHOICE.' Angelina Jolie's decision to have double mastectomy may be misinterpreted by women as encouragement to undergo the operation even when unnecessary. Photo from the Angelina Jolie Facebook page

Angelina Jolie: 'I had double mastectomy'

May 14, 2013 - 3:02 PM

Actress Angelina Jolie talks about her decision to have a double mastectomy in her article My Medical Choice

'MY MEDICAL CHOICE'. Jolie reveals undergoing mastectomy in a New York Times article. Photo from the 'Angelina Jolie' Facebook page

I'm a breast cancer survivor

Jan 15, 2013 - 12:15 AM

With a single breast a single ovary and the odds stacked heavily against me twin miracles arrived safely in my arms

NEVER IMAGINED. Who would have thought this was still possible?

SHOWBITZ: Sarah Lahbati's Twitter farewell

Jan 04, 2013 - 10:19 AM

The actress is taking a hiatus to study in Switzerland

OFF TO SWITZERLAND. Sarah Lahbati and her family have decided that she pursue studies in Switzerland for now

Run for life

Oct 13, 2012 - 4:02 AM

Join Sarah Lahbati and run or walk to fight breast cancer on October 21 at the SM MOA Open Grounds

AVON's LEAGUE OF WOMEN who battled and survived the fight against breast cancer

The killer no woman likes to talk about

Oct 09, 2012 - 6:46 PM

Filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya lost her battle to breast cancer on Breast Cancer Awareness Month Rappler urges all women to be vigilant against the disease: check yourself NOW

GMA 7's SARAH LAHBATI is the new face of breast cancer awareness

Tattooist gives nipples, new life, to US cancer survivors

Apr 01, 2012 - 11:14 AM

Tattoist specializes in tattooing nipples onto women who have undergone breast cancer surgery

TATTOO. In his shop in Finksburg, Maryland Vincent "Vinnie" Myers specialises in tattooing nipples and areolas onto women who have undergone breast cancer surgery. Photo from AFP