Dear Survivors, fighters,
and supporters in the fight against Breast Cancer,
Breast self awareness is the best way to get to know your own body, and to be alert to any changes. Combined with your annual mammogram, this simple habit is the best way to ensure early detection.
I'll help you remember to do your monthly exam with regular updates on 8 News Now on the 8th of every month. If the 8th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, I'll remind you on the Friday before. Then you should call your buddy and remind her!
I'm grateful to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Southern Nevada for their generous sponsorship of "Buddy Check 8." Together, we can fight this disease and win!
One of the newest ways to fight cancer is not chemotherapy at all and it is being tested right here in Las Vegas. In this month's Buddy Check 8 report, Paula Francis shows us how an experimental compound has extended the life of one local woman.More>>
Friday, November 8 2013 7:29 PM EST2013-11-09 00:29:37 GMT
(Ivanhoe) Thirty-three percent of women choose to get breast reconstruction surgery after having a mastectomy. This low rate may come as a surprise to some, but when you consider today's long process ofMore>>
A new type pf implant may increase the ease of reconstruction after a mastectomy.More>>
A woman whose family has a history of early deaths from breast cancer had a double mastectomy when she tested positive for a gene that causes the deadly disease. 8 News NOW's Paula Francis reports.More>>
Thursday, November 8 2012 7:34 PM EST2012-11-09 00:34:35 GMT
A new study is getting underway at UCLA, that should one day make breast cancer treatment a little less difficult for some women who become depressed. UCLA researchers received a five-million dollarMore>>
Some women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer suffer sleep disorders and depression. A new study looks at who is at higher risk, and seeks ways to help.More>>
Friday, July 6 2012 6:00 PM EDT2012-07-06 22:00:05 GMT
Advances in the treatment of breast cancer are happening daily, and one area that shows great promise is the individualization of care. I met a Henderson woman who's in a unique position to realizeMore>>
T-DM1 combines Herceptin with a so-called "smart bomb" molecule. Because it zeroes in on the cancer cell, it leaves the surrounding cells healthy.
Friday, June 8 2012 6:50 PM EDT2012-06-08 22:50:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- $750,000 is the estimate from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada for the 2012 Race for the Cure. Money raised is still being counted, because the organization continues fundraisingMore>>
$750,000 is the estimate from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada for the 2012 Race for the Cure. The affiliate is also celebrating the approval of a specialty license plate in Nevada.More>>
Tuesday, March 8 2011 9:27 PM EST2011-03-09 02:27:34 GMT
The Race for the Cure is just a couple of months away. The money goes to the Las Vegas chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The organization was founded by Nancy Brinker, whose sister Susan died of breast cancer.More>>