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Texans With Character: Leslie Williams

Fighting cancer is something that nobody can do alone, and one North Texas woman is making sure of that. Leslie Williams is the founder of Survivors on Purpose.

08/22/2014

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Study Ties New Gene To Major Breast Cancer Risk

It’s long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same.

08/06/2014

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Report Finds No Cancer Clusters In Flower Mound

The Texas Department of State Health Services has released a new report which indicated most cancer rates in Flower Mound over a ten-year period were not higher than expected.

07/30/2014

The pink ribbon, symbolic of breast cancer support, is seen during the Komen Community Challenge rally on April 26, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

New Komen Leader Has Eye On Future

The new leader of the Susan G. Komen organization said that it has moved on from the controversy over its decision to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood.

07/19/2014

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Man Scams Hurst Woman Battling Cancer

Police in Hurst are asking for help with finding the man who took advantage of a woman who was trying to raise money to pay for her breast cancer treatments.

06/25/2014

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3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them using relatively new 3-D imaging along with conventional scans.

06/24/2014

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What It Means To Be A Cancer ‘Pre-Vivor’

Saturday is the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Plano, and participant Paola Gerber talks about what it means to be a breast cancer ‘pre-vivor.’

06/13/2014

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Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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Study Disputes Value Of Routine Mammograms

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms.

02/12/2014

Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning For A Reason is a nonprofit serving the entire U.S. and Canada, and has partnered with over 1,000 maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer. To date, Cleaning For A Reason has provided more than 17,000 cleanings for women, with a value of more than $4 million. Click here for more information.

01/20/2014

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North Texas Hospital Performing Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

A North Texas hospital is performing groundbreaking breast cancer research. Doctors are using cutting edge medical technology to customize treatment.

CBS 11–12/18/2013

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New Drug, Study Method Shows Breast Cancer Promise

A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

12/13/2013

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