Study: MRI Better Than Mammogram for Detecting Breast Cancer

By Lynn Allison  – Re- Blogged From Newsmax Health

Serena Williams kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month by performing topless to bring awareness to the importance of breast self-examination. Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles tennis titles, posted a video of herself singing “I Touch Myself.”

“Early detection is key,” she wrote on Instagram.” It saves so many lives. I just hope this helps remind people of that.” Statistics show that one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and about 40,920 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2018 from the disease, according to Breastcancer.org.

Breast cancer study.

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Breath Test to Detect Cancer in Trials at Hospitals

By Clyde Hughes – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

A breath test that could detect cancer is in trials now in numerous hospitals after a test run in one health center since 2015, The Sun reported.

The ReCIVA Breath Sampler reportedly can analyze a gasp of breath for the slightest trace of cancer-linked chemicals. Cambridge scientists Billy Boyle, who lost his wife to colon cancer at 36 in 2014, created the test, The Sun wrote.

Image: Breath Test to Detect Cancer in Trials at Hospitals

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