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

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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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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Grand Prairie Man Battling Advanced Breast Cancer

It’s shock enough to be diagnosed with cancer. But, a Grand Prairie man says he was terrified when doctors told him he had breast cancer.

CBS 11–10/12/2012

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Cancer Patients See Benefits From Yoga

Breast cancer survivors are finding yoga can help them relax and recover after treatment.

09/07/2012