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2014 Race for the Cure sponsor: Time to get rid of breast cancer

Updated: 08/27/2014 - In October thousands will lace up their running shoes and for most who take part in the annual Komen Race for the Cure they do so with someone special in mind. This year the same can be said for the presenting sponsor who has made finding a cure personal. WKYT's Amber Philpott has their mission is this Talk Pink.


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Lexington Valentine's party to fight breast cancer

Updated: 02/12/2014 - 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.

Yes, Mamm program helps with cost of breast cancer screening

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Its no secret that mammograms save lives, but for many the cost of getting the procedure done is a huge barrier. In WKYT's January Talk Pink Amber Philpott has more on the new program that is saying "Yes, Mamm" to women who think they can't afford the life saving screening.

Shop for a cause Saturday at Dillard's

Updated: 11/22/2013 - With the kickoff to the holiday shopping season right around the corner Dillard's at Fayette Mall is unveiling its newly remodeled store this weekend in a grand re-opening. In this month's Think Pink WKYT's Amber Philpott shows you how you can help fight breast cancer and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at the same time!

Survivor celebrates nearly 40 years cancer free

Updated: 10/23/2013 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and health professionals will tell you that early detection is key. In this month's Think Pink spotlight Amber Philpott has the story of a Lexington woman and her brave decision nearly 40 years ago that not only saved her life but that of her unborn baby.

Army of angels to support survivor

Updated: 09/27/2013 - 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.

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  • Aromasin Reduces Risk of Recurrence in Early Breast Cancer
    In a joint analysis of two clinical trials reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting in Chicago, researchers found that premenopausal women who received ovarian suppression (a treatment that temporarily puts premenopausal women into menopause)  and who were ...
  • Chemotherapy Effective Whether Given Before or After Breast Cancer Surgery
    Giving chemotherapy before breast conserving surgery is as effective against breast cancer recurrence as giving chemotherapy after breast conserving surgery. These results were presented at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium.  Breast conserving surgery (also referred to as lumpectomy) involves removal ...
  • Improved Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Women Using Beta-Blockers
    Improved Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Women Using Beta BlockersWomen who take beta blockers for high blood pressure and are diagnosed with breast cancer may have better outcomes than women who do not take beta blockers, according to findings from two ...
  • WHI Trial Suggests Possible Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk with Estrogen Alone
    Postmenopausal women who take hormone therapy consisting of estrogen alone may have a somewhat reduced risk of breast cancer. These findings—from longer term follow up of the Women’s Health Initiative trial of estrogen alone—were published in the Journal of the ...
  • More Extensive Radiation Therapy May Provide Benefit in Early Breast Cancer
      More Extensive Radiation Therapy May Provide Benefit in Early Breast Cancer      The addition of regional lymph node irradiation (radiation therapy to lymph nodes around the breast) may improve outcomes for some women with early breast cancer. These results ...
  • Rates of Repeat Breast Cancer Surgery Vary Widely
    Among women who undergo breast conserving surgery for invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of having a second surgery varies by institution and by surgeon. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.    Breast conserving surgery (also ...
  • Outcomes in Older Women with Breast Cancer
    Among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer, the likelihood of dying from breast cancer increases with age. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.   Of the more than 200,000 cases of breast ...

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