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DFW Firefighters Model ‘Bras For A Cause’

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a very popular event featuring firefighters happens in Grapevine next week, which helps raise awareness for the disease.

09/24/2013

A cancer patient rubs her head before trying on a wig. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most noticeable and despised side effects. Now U.S. researchers are about to put an experimental hair-preserving treatment to a rigorous test.

07/22/2013

Judith A. Salerno, the new president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®. (credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

New Komen CEO Makes Appearance At Dallas Conference

For the first time North Texas is hearing from the new President and CEO of the Komen Organization. Friday, Doctor Judith Salerno was introduced during a conference in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–06/21/2013

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Cancer Survivors Rally At Pajama Ice Cream Party

Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream in Plano hosted its 19th annual Pajama Party on Saturday, June 15. Each year, cancer survivors do the scooping at the event, with all tips donated to the American Cancer Society.

06/19/2013

Judith A. Salerno, the new president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®. (credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Susan G. Komen Foundation Names New CEO

Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO. The breast cancer charity named Judith A. Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker.

06/17/2013

People participate in a march organized by Komen For the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer charity. (credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Komen Cuts Half Its 3-Day Walks, Cites Low Numbers

The DFW event will still go on, but Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its three-day charity walks in several other cities next year.

06/05/2013

Participants at a Race for the Cure event (credit: Neshan H. Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images)

Komen Cuts Half Of Its 3-Day Races, Cites Low Numbers

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its 3-day charity races next year because of a drop in participation. This comes more than a year after the organization experienced a backlash after its decision to stop Planned Parenthood grants.

06/05/2013

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Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer

Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.

06/03/2013

On March 10, 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, seven-month-old Maddox Chivan. Jolie adopted a six-month-old girl from Ethiopia, Zahara Marley, on July 6, 2005. Jolie gave birth to a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, in Swakopmund, Namibia, by a scheduled caesarean section, on May 27, 2006. On March 15, 2007, Jolie adopted a three-year-old boy from Vietnam, Pax Thien. On July 12, 2008, she gave birth to twins, son Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt, and a girl, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, while in Nice, France. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Cancer Prevention Surgery: Right For Everyone?

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy may prompt more women to look into cancer prevention surgery, raising questions about what insurance companies cover in these situations.

05/14/2013

American Cancer Society's 13th Annual Mother Of The Year Luncheon

Former CBS Anchor Discusses Decision To Have Mastectomy

Rene Syler, who co-anchored CBS News’ The Early Show from 2002 to 2006, joins KRLD to discuss her decision to have a mastectomy.

KRLD–05/14/2013

Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jolie Says She Had Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie said that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried a gene that made it extremely likely that she would get breast cancer.

05/14/2013

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Breast Cancer In Younger Women Increasing

A study released Tuesday looked at 40 years of data and found a small, but steady, increase in the number of young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

02/26/2013

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