Katie Couric says she's been treated for breast cancer
The TV news host, who memorably was tested for colon cancer on the Today show, wrote on her website that she's had surgery and radiation treatment. "Please get your annual mammogram," she said.
Deb gave her boyfriend an 'opt out' option when she got cancer. He went another way
When Deb Merchant was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 she gave her boyfriend a choice: he could "opt out" of their relationship. He had a simple response.
Delaware is shrinking racial gaps in cancer death. Its secret? Patient navigators
The state's program of free cancer screening and treatment is reducing inequities. Key to its success is robust outreach by patient navigators who connect with those least likely to seek care.
50 years ago, Nixon gave the U.S. a 'Christmas present,' launching the war on cancer
The National Cancer Act became law 50 years ago. Cancer went from shameful taboo to one of the best-funded areas of medicine. Much of the credit for this transformation goes to one woman, Mary Lasker.
We're not dying of metastatic breast cancer. We're living with it
Getting diagnosed with incurable breast cancer didn't end this reporter's life — it just marked a new chapter. She and others with the diagnosis have insights that might help you, too.
Trees Talk To Each Other. 'Mother Tree' Ecologist Hears Lessons For People, Too
Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees are "social creatures" that communicate with each other in remarkable ways — including warning each other of danger and sharing nutrients at critical times.
Coronavirus FAQs: Mammograms, Vaccine Ingredients ... And Dogs Who Sniff Masks
Are there issues with having a mammogram right after a vaccine? Is there a list of vaccine ingredients — some people say they're scary. Also: My pooch loves to sniff discarded masks. Should I worry?
My Breast Cancer Diagnosis Came In The Pandemic. I Wanted More Than A 'Virtual Hug'
The diagnosis — delivered at a distance of 6 feet in the doctor's office — was a shock. It brought back memories of my work in the Ebola ward. Then as now, an intimate touch was a rare thing.
Goodwin, Lawmaker Who Gave Birth While In Office, Dies At 50
Former North Carolina Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin, who was the state's first lawmaker to give birth while holding office, has died at age 50, her husband announced Wednesday.