Breast Year in Review: Top 5 News Stories of 2013

The Breast Life’s top 5 news stories of 2013 have much in common with a great well-padded, push up bra. They lift the boob dialogue to new heights, but when you take a closer look, you find something interesting but quite different underneath. Here are my picks for the most curious breast news stories of […]

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Breast Cancer Screening: Who Profits from Early Detection?

When Angelina Jolie revealed she carried the breast cancer gene, the world learned about the $3,000 price tag attached to BRCA testing. But gene mutations represent a small percentage of breast cancer cases, and 85% of women diagnosed have no family history of the disease. Who pays for their breast cancer screening? Since women rely […]

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Post Surgery Bras: Improving Patient Recovery

Brad Pitt reportedly bought Angelina Jolie a slew of new bras for her birthday. No surprise that Ms. Jolie would need a new lingerie wardrobe after her double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She wouldn’t have worn beautiful bras during her recovery. Women who’ve undergone breast surgeries are sent home strapped into stiff, uncomfortable contraptions known […]

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Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy: The Future of Women's Health

My first thought when I heard the news of Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy? “Oh no, not again.” I wasn’t shocked to learn that a celebrity had undergone this procedure. Ms. Jolie wasn’t the first. No. It was the reminder that somewhere, another woman had been forced to make a difficult and painful health choice. […]

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