Alan Blassberg can’t enter a Cheesecake Factory restaurant without thinking about breast cancer.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.
Diagnosed at 33, Sue Friedman had already undergone treatment when she found out about the BRCA2 mutation that had given her a 9-in-10 chance of developing hereditary breast cancer.
karenrme wrote: The hub of the world-wide virtual flash mob dancing to Get Me Bodied before Deb’s double mastectomy!
The stock of Myriad Genetics plunged after the Supreme Court rejected its effort to patent a human gene mutation that is linked to cancer and is common among Ashkenazi Jews.
Angelina Jolie decided to undergo surgery because she carries a gene mutation linked to cancer. Does her choice reflect the pressure on all of us to be over-prepared for the worst?
The Daniel Rowing Centre in Tel Aviv caters to disabled Israeli athletes, breast cancer survivors and at-risk kids, but is open to anyone looking for an effective and fun way to get fit. Many of the 53 members of the Daniel Rowing Centre in Tel Aviv (www.drc.org.il began rowing as part of their physical rehabilitation program and turned it into a competitive sport. One disabled former soldier who began at Daniel went on to represent Israel in the Beijing Paralympics. Now he’s in training for the 2012 London games. Others were referred to the center after breast cancer surgery as a way to strengthen arm muscles weakened by treatment and surgical procedures. Opened in 2003, the center also has a Sea of Friends program for children at risk. But its latest task is getting the word out that rowing is beneficial to just about anyone. Downloads: VIDEOS: Streaming: www.megaupload.com Streaming NoVoice: www.megaupload.com HiRes: www.megaupload.com HiRes NoVoice: www.megaupload.com DOCS: Script: www.megaupload.com INTRO: www.megaupload.com When using these videos, please credit the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative, a partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and NGOs in Israel, is ready to fight like a girl. October marked the launch of the Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative, a major partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Hadassah International and non-governmental organizations in Israel. The goal is to enhance advocacy, awareness, screening and treatment of breast cancer. The Komen Foundation, based in Dallas, Texas, is the largest breast cancer foundation in the world, having invested nearly $1.5 billion globally toward research, education and treatment. In October, Jerusalem became the 141st city to hold a Komen Race for the Cure. Komen and Hadassah International brought almost 7000 people — including more than 600 Arab and Druze women from Israel — to a gathering in Jerusalem’s downtown Sacher Park prior to the race. Young and old were there, including both Israelis and tourists, some of whom ran the Race in other cities, such as Chicago and Washington. US Senator Joe Lieberman and his wife Hadassah were present to bless the effort and Hadassah Lieberman said: “…We are reaching out to everybody, and asking everybody to join and fight this.” Breast cancer is sometimes referred to as a global epidemic, with more than one million women diagnosed every year. In Israel, about 4000 people are diagnosed each year, and the age of detection is dropping. Breast cancer in Israel remains the most common form of women’s cancers …