WKYT Breast Cancer News
Lexington Valentine's party to fight breast cancer
- Lexington, Ky. (WKYT)- This Friday is a day set aside for love, its when couples celebrate their affection for one another.
Red is the traditional color we think of for Valentine's Day, but this year one group hopes you see pink!
In this month's Talk Pink, WKYT's Amber Philpott has a way you can celebrate Valentine's Day and give back to a good cause all at the same time.
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WKYT's Amber Philpott & Sam Dick share survivors' stories at Race for the Cure
- WKYT's Amber Philpott & Sam Dick joined Kristen Kennedy and Jim Caldwell on WKYT This Morning to share the stories of breast cancer survivors and their supporters from the Race for the Cure event in Lexington.
Army of angels to support survivor
- On October 5, thousands will take to the streets of downtown Lexington to run in the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
While some will walk others will run and together join their teams and cross the finish line together.
In this month's Think Pink segment Amber Philpott introduces you to a young woman whose army of angels will be with her every step of the way.
No cost mammograms to be offered in Lexington
- Do you need a mammogram? WKYT, Susan G. Komen Lexington and Saint Elizabeth Healthcare are joining forces to help Kentuckians get screened.
Breast cancer survivor uses creativity to heal
- Friday night hundreds in Lexington will get dressed up for a good cause.
The annual Pink Tie Gala raises money to help find a cure for breast cancer.
One of those in attendance at the gala will be a Lexington woman who is using her creative side to reach out after her diagnosis.
Son continues father's legacy one bead at a time
- Its is a story of a man and his inspiration and the power that art can have on others.
John Tuska's art is well known in Lexington and has touched many people.
In the July Think Pink Amber Philpott shoes us how Tuska's son is hoping to continue his father's legacy while reaching out to breast cancer survivors.
Mobile Mammography Van coming to Scott County
- Women in central Kentucky can receive a free breast exam on July 10 thanks to the St. Elizabeth Mammography Van
Dr. Judith Salerno named president and CEO of Susan G. Komen
- A nationally known expert in both health policy and research has been named to lead Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
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New Breast Surgical Guidelines
The Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology have announced new surgical guidelines indicating that although negative margins (no ink on tumor) reduce the risk of local recurrence, wider margin widths do not significantly lower this ...
Arimidex May Prevent Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women
Arimidex® (anastrozole) reduced the risk of breast cancer by 53 percent in high risk postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and published simultaneously online in The Lancet. ...
Older Patients with Early Breast Cancer May Avoid Radiation
Women over age 65 who undergo breast conserving surgery and hormone therapy for hormone receptor positive, node negative breast cancer may be able to skip radiation therapy, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 San Antonio ...
Breast MRI on the Rise Among Women Who May Not Need It
The results of two large studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicate that the use of breast MRI has increased dramatically in the past decade, even among women who don’t meet the high risk criteria for the screening modality. ...
Risk of Heart Disease from Breast Cancer Radiation Declines
Although radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of subsequent heart disease, the risk is lower than it was 20 years ago, according to the results of a study published early online in JAMA ...
Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Women with BRCA 1 2 mutations who use oral contraceptives (birth control pills) have a significantly reduced risk of ovarian cancer and a non significantly increased risk of breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in the ...
Perjeta Approved for Neoadjuvant Treatment of Early Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Perjeta® (pertuzumab) for the neoadjuvant treatment of early stage breast cancer before surgery. This is the first drug approved for the neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer. Breast ...