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Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

Aug. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they're mutated, the body can't repair damaged DNA as...

Japan's ex-Empress Michiko has early stage breast cancer

Aug. 9, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko has a breast cancer and will have an operation, palace officials said Friday. The Imperial Household Agency said doctors found Michiko had early-stage breast cancer in a regular health check in July. Michiko, 84, received the title of empress emerita after her...

3 family members killed in California sea cliff collapse

Aug. 3, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Three women killed when a Southern California sea cliff collapsed were members of a family gathered on a beach to celebrate one of them having survived breast cancer, authorities and relatives said Saturday. Anne Clave, 35, and her mother, Julie Davis, 65, died at hospitals after...

Breast implant recalled after link to more rare cancer cases

Jul. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed...

Syracuse PG Tiana Mangakahia announces she has breast cancer

Jul. 1, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia announced that she has Stage 2 breast cancer Monday. The senior said she will begin chemotherapy this week and then would undergo surgery after that. "I know this will be tough, but I will get through it," she said in a statement. "This is just...