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The Mammography Debate

By on February 19th, 2013 Categories: News

Confused by all the fighting over the value of mammography? There’s been an active — even fierce — debate about the value of mammography, especially since the November 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations to change screening guidelines to every other year starting at age 50. Breastcancer.org has been a strong proponent of the current guidelines of annual mammography starting at age 40 for …

Robin Roberts’s Recent Diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome

By on June 15th, 2012 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Dear Members of the Breastcancer.org Community,

All of us feel shocked and upset by Robin Roberts’s new diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a rare complication of chemotherapy. This past Monday, she shared her situation with her Good Morning America family — and the sympathetic reaction in our Breastcancer.org community has been immediate and extremely touching. As co-survivors, we all feel an extra special connection to her. …

A Message From Dr. Marisa Weiss: Remembering the Resiliency of Elizabeth Edwards

By on December 8th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Dear friends,

I want to take a moment to give respect to Elizabeth Edwards and express my sadness at her death. She was always a very brave and courageous woman, proud and protective mother, and a tireless champion for women facing breast cancer. I had the chance to work with Elizabeth Edwards at a Discovery Health TV town hall meeting. She was warm, open, honest, …

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