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In this Tuesday 5, Nov. 2019 photo, Nelly Valbuena talks about about cannabis therapy during an interview at her house in Quito, Ecuador. Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia have left Valbuena clamoring for relief following her metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Valbuena is pushing Ecuador's government to put into effect recently passed legislation permitting medicinal use of cannabis products so that others like her suffering from agonizing illnesses can have new options for pain relief. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis

Dec. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer. The university professor found freedom from her disease’s cruel side effects in an unexpected remedy: CBD, a compound extracted from the cannabis...

FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, a radiologist checks mammograms in in Los Angeles. Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

Dec. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Although the risk is very small, doctors say a new generation of women...

Phoenix fire chief to have mastectomy for breast cancer

Dec. 12, 2019 9:16 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction Friday. Kalkbrenner made the disclosure in an open letter she posted on the Fire Department's Facebook account Thursday night. Kalbrenner also said the...

FILE - In this May 22, 2015 photo, a woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. Results were disclosed Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and in the New England Journal of Medicine.   (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Dec. 11, 2019 10:57 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. One drug showed particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are...

FILE - This July 31, 2012, file photo shows a mammogram, a test to detect cancer. A new study suggests that adding MRIs to mammograms to screen women with very dense breasts may find more cancers but also gives a lot of false alarms. (Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP, File)

MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer but also false alarms

Nov. 27, 2019 5:06 PM EST

Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of false alarms and treatments that might not have been needed, a large study found. The results give a clearer picture of the tradeoffs involved in such testing, but they can't answer the...