Despite this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk going virtual, it's now more important than ever to continue the fundraising.
Ask one of our FOX6 anchors to be your buddy and you will get a monthly email reminder about doing your breast self-exam.
Join FOX6 and Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17.
When Gaulien "Gee" Smith isn’t busy helping others look their best at Gee's Clippers, he is doing everything he can to feel his best.
MILWAUKEE -- The earlier you catch breast cancer, the better your odds are of beating it.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- An Oklahoma City news anchor was recently diagnosed with breast cancer after live streaming her screening test on Facebook.
MILWAUKEE -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and it hits close to home for the Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes unit.
MILWAUKEE -- When it comes to beating breast cancer, we know early detection can save lives.
MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin is looking for ways to fight racial disparity in cancer deaths in the state.Black residents in Wisconsin get cancer at a 22 percent higher rate than do white residents, according to the National Cancer Institute.Factors leading to cancer disparities for African Americans include stress, income, lifestyle and poor diet.
Alex Trebek announced on Wednesday he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.The 78-year-old 'Jeopardy!' host shared the news in a video message.
NEW YORK — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths.
WAUWATOSA -- A group of women from the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church get together once a month to sew quilts for children and families in need in Latvia.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At 57 years old, Craig Brunner says many of his favorite memories took place on his bike."I just miss being on the motorcycle, miss our trips, miss that open air," his wife, Diane Brunner, told WDAF.After being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, he was forced to stay off his motorcycle.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest.
HOUSTON, Texas -- A new way of treating cancer that involves individual DNA sequencing could change survival rates, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center said they think individually matching your cancer treatment to a DNA sequencing, rather than the location of the cancer, could not only change the treatment type chosen, but it could also lead to a survival rate of that increases as much as six-fold.The study was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.The results are being hailed as the biggest cancer breakthrough since chemotherapy.New treatments involve the individual analysis of DNA from a tumor that would let doctors individualize the particular cancer treatment because of the cancer's DNA, rather than commonly relying on the treatment based on the site location of the cancer, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer or lung cancer.One University of Texas researcher, Apostolia Maria Tsimberidou, said this "next-generation" sequencing should become a common method to fight cancer.CLICK HERE to view this study.
MILWAUKEE -- A cancer diagnosis can change a life forever and when one woman had a gut feeling her initial diagnosis wasn’t correct, she wanted to get a second opinion.
MILWAUKEE -- The results of a long-awaited study were released this week -- and it's good news for women with breast cancer: many don't need chemo.
CHICAGO — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk.The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs."The impact is tremendous," said the study leader, Dr.
Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests.It's good news, but it comes nearly two decades after the drug first went on the market and many patients have suffered that side effect.The study was done in the United Kingdom and funded by UK government grants.