Breast Cancer

The Path Forward is a Radical One

By NWHN Staff | Feb 26, 2020 | Comments Off on The Path Forward is a Radical One

“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.”

We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

By NWHN Staff | Apr 6, 2018 | Comments Off on We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

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. Or maybe you’re just wondering how frequently you should get tested for STIs, and within minutes you can consult a number of trusted resources. Seems pretty universal, right?

How Often Should I Be Giving Myself a Breast Exam as a Transgender Woman?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 22, 2018 | Comments Off on How Often Should I Be Giving Myself a Breast Exam as a Transgender Woman?

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 no abnormalities.

NWHN Statement on Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 7, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN Statement on Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer

The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. The Danish Sex Hormone Registry study on the risk of breast cancer with current hormonal contraception provides valuable information to help people…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Evita Almassi | Oct 20, 2017 | Comments Off on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

Are There Safe Alternatives to Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening?

By Ali Tweedt | Jun 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Are There Safe Alternatives to Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening?

Despite claims that thermography and ultrasounds are acceptable alternatives to mammograms, neither has been proven to be as good as mammography for routine breast cancer screenings. According to the American Cancer society, mammograms are still the best screening test available for breast cancer.

What’s the Most Effective Way to Screen for Breast Cancer?

By Shaniqua Seth | May 3, 2017 | Comments Off on What’s the Most Effective Way to Screen for Breast Cancer?

The two main types of mammography are film-screen mammography and digital mammography. Both involve a technologist positioning and compressing your breasts between two plates so that x-ray pictures can be taken.

I Want to Stop Anastrozole, BUT!

By Shaniqua Seth | Dec 12, 2016 | Comments Off on I Want to Stop Anastrozole, BUT!

“My oncologist prescribed Anastrozole and I’ve been taking it since July 2016. My arthritis has flared up since. What are the side effects associated with using this drug?” Anastrozole has become popular for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.…

Lies in the Exam Room

By NWHN Staff | Sep 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Lies in the Exam Room

Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by spreading misinformation about a non-existent link between having an abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link, and no research scientists or breast cancer activists support the claim. Nonetheless, anti-choice organizations continue their attempts to disseminate this myth through advertising campaigns and so-called “informed consent laws.”

Weighing Your Mammography Options

By NWHN Staff | Jul 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Weighing Your Mammography Options

In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women. It is recommended that women above age 50 undergo mammograms every one to two years.