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The Path Forward is a Radical One

By: Kira S. Jones , ,

“A leopard can’t change its spots” perfectly captures how I think about the breast cancer industry and the true nature of “pink ribbon culture.”

Silicone gel breast implants have been available in the United States for decades – going back to a time when medical devices didn’t require approval by the FDA.

Mammography uses X-rays to take images of the breasts and identify cancer when it’s too small to be felt so it can be treated early and aggressively.

Since the early 2000s, the use of menopausal hormone therapy has continued to decline after the initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) showed an increased risk of breast cancer and serious cardiac events with the use of estrogen plus progestin.

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The Path Forward is a Radical One

By: Kira S. Jones ,, , Deep Dive Articles

“A leopard can’t change its spots” perfectly captures how I think about the breast cancer industry and the true nature of “pink ribbon culture.”

Short answer, it’s definitely possible. 

The National Women’s Health Network (The NWHN) believes that more needs to be done to protect people against unnecessary harm caused by silicone gel-filled breast implants. Implants have been on the market for more than 30 years, and during that...

Earlier in March, the FDA sent warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers, Mentor and Sientra, citing their failure to conduct safety studies after approval. In Australia and France, authorities have been pulling textured implants off the market due to...

Good information isn't always enough to overcome bad systems.

"I have breast implants and over the last 2 and a half years have developed over 30 illness symptoms. I came across a group with thousands of women suffering in silence like me! I need more information on breast implant...

If you have a sore throat, you might check WebMD for symptoms of strep throat or a cold. Upon finding a new mole, maybe you’ll take to Google to determine whether or not you should show it to your doctor....

There are a few different types of breast exams, including a self-performed one and screening tests performed by healthcare professionals. Doctors suggest that you should perform a breast exam on yourself at least once a month to ensure there are...

The Danish Sex Hormone Registry study on the risk of breast cancer with current hormonal contraception provides valuable information to help people making decisions about contraception. The study found that current hormonal contraceptives are associated with a small increased risk...

Far too many women, 1 in 8 to be precise, are diagnosed with breast cancer.