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WASHINGTON — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
This photo taken Feb. 24, 2014 shows actress Angelina Jolie waving as she leaves the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon. Jolie generated headlines last year when she revealed she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk of inherited breast cancer. New research confirms that another kind of surgery, removing ovaries, is one of the most protective steps women who inherit faulty BRCA genes can take. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In 2007, Marlies Mercil was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her radiation treatments, she took up beading as a way of passing time and keeping her mind occupied. She has been in remission for the last seven years, and her jewelry designs have taken off.
Mesa resident Bodour Salhia recently joined the board of directors for Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona.
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After struggling with advanced muscular dystrophy for years, a 16-year-old Queen Creek girl found out she won't be able to walk soon.
Saguaro dons its pink uniforms for breast cancer awareness before taking on Higley on Oct. 25, 2013.
A fifth-grader at Rover Elementary School in Tempe is inspiring other students to take a stand against cancer by shaving her head.
WASHINGTON — Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you're sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?
Red Mountain football mom Jennifer McKinzie puts up pink balloons before the game in recognition of breast cancer awareness month during the Mountain Lions' matchup with Mesa High, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Mesa. [Brant Clinard/ Special to Tribune]
Hamilton High School promoted breast cancer awareness during its home game against Basha, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Hamilton. [Jerry Burch/Special to Tribune]
Perry's football team is decked out in pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness before taking on Basha on Oct. 4, 2013.
The East Valley Sun Devils will hold homecoming games for several of its teams and raise funds for breast cancer research on Saturday at Skyline High School in Mesa.
Calling all fashionistas! As fashion week comes to an end in New York, the city of Phoenix is gearing up for its ninth annual fashion week. Whether high fashion or basic brands attract your eye, Phoenix Fashion Week is a consumer and community friendly event that isn’t scary for the girl next door.
Two hospitals under Banner's auspices will host two different and free events tailored toward breast cancer survivors this October.
Higley High School is one of 20 schools to be recognized next month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 (“Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Night), 1 p.m. (ASU Day) and 7 p.m. (Patriot Night) Saturday, Aug. 17, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 (Family Day). Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, directly across from Mazatzal Casino. $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for children 8-12. (928) 474-9440 or www.PaysonRimCountry.com.
DALLAS — Susan G. Komen for the Cure says it is canceling half of its 3-day charity races next year because of a drop in participation levels.
Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona supports Governor Brewer’s Medicaid Restoration Plan.