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Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

With the news this morning that Renee Zellweger had a cancer scare back in 1996, we started thinking about just how many female celebrities have battled breast cancer in the last few years — it’s been almost as frequent as the number of those having twins! Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crowe, Melissa Etheridge, Edie Falco, Olivia Newton John, Cynthia Nixon, Robin Roberts, Kylie Minogue, and Elizabeth Edwards are among the many women in the news who have battled breast cancer and it really indicates how many more women NOT making headlines are facing the disease themselves. According to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure, nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year and about 40,000 women will die from the disease. With that in mind, I wanted to compile a list of must know information for women about breast cancer — when to get checked out, what to look for, what your personal risk is, etc. Check it out, after the jump…. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Wah! Suri Cruise Has No Friends!

  • According to Star Suri Cruise only ever hangs out with that busted up doll of hers because she doesn’t have any friends — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes don’t let other kids get near her. Aww, I’ll be your friend Suri! [DListed]
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    Elizabeth Edwards Staying Tight-Lipped On John’s Skirt-Chasing

    Back in August, John Edwards confessed that he’d cheated on his wife. Since then, we’ve heard barely a peep from him or his wife. Elizabeth Edwards finally spoke out about his affair in an exclusive interview with the Detroit Free Press. Though she had known about the affair for a long time before it became public, Elizabeth said that since his admission, she’s been focusing on her children and health care reform. “There’s a lot of adjustment to make,” she said. “When you mention trust, that’s probably the most difficult hurdle.” But she isn’t saying much more than that. When asked whether she’d forgiven her husband, she replied, “I don’t want to feed the monster, if you don’t mind.” She pointed out that if her leg had been amputated — rather than, say, her husband having an affair — people wouldn’t ask her: “Are you over that leg thing yet?” More importantly, she’s battling stage IV breast cancer, which has spread to her bones, although she isn’t wallowing. Instead, she’s testifying before Congress on health care reform and listening to Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem.” You go, girl. [Detroit Free Press] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Who Doesn’t Love Michael Phelps?

  • If it wasn’t for that butter-face, we’d want to do Michael Phelps too. [College Candy]
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    Star Couplings: Hollywood/Rock’s Hottest Couples In Love Again?

  • Are Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon back together? [People]
  • Same question for Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson — they were spotted smooching. [DListed]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Romeo And Juliet, Bones And Breast Cancer, And Tim Gunn’s Big Day

  • Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. [NPR]
  • A new study says that women with stronger bones are more likely to develop breast cancer. Do we really have to choose between cancer and osteoporosis? [AHN]
  • Today is Tim Gunn’s birthday. Forget to get him a present? “Make it work, people!” [Blogging Project Runway]
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    Soy: Fart Away Your Risk For Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes

    From tofu to chocolate milk, soy has been sweepin’ the nation. In addition to helping lactose intolerant freelance writers enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal every now and again, the lil’ bean is chock full of calcium, protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and magnesium, plus it’s the only vegetable that can give you amino acids. But the nutritional goodies are just the tip of where the health benefits begin for us ladies. According to new studies, soy will fend off hot flashes from the ‘pause (although it will not stop you from getting dragged to see Menopause the Musical with your mom who laughs waaaaaay too hard at the jokey rhymes). Soy also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 18% in women with a high BMI (body mass index). Not sure how high your BMI is? Check out this chart while you chow down on a delicious Tofutti ice cream sandwich. [Health World and Health Castle] Keep reading »

    Thursday Quickies!

  • Marie Claire editor says that shaving your face is psychologically confusing for a woman. Huh? [Feministing]
  • Hollywood It Girl Smackdown! [Showbiz Tonight]
  • So, the big internet organization that decides things voted to allow companies to purchase new top-level domains like .sex and such. This is going to make our lives even more confusing. [CNET]
  • Soon, a simple test will be able to tell you your risk of getting breast cancer. [The Independent]
  • It’s Gay Pride Month, and the president of the American Library Association has some book suggestions for you that highlight the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. [NPR]
  • Hungover? Maybe one of these will help. [MentalFloss.com]
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    Thank Kylie Minogue For Your Mammogram!

    Kylie Minogue, who just turned the big 4-0 last week, has made women want to wear more spandex, sing at the top of their lungs, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. She’s beaten breast cancer and has also proved that Billboard hits aren’t the only charts she’s been affecting. Since openly talking about her battle with breast cancer in 2005, the Australian medical establishment is crediting her with a 33% spike in mammograms for women between the ages of 25 and 44. (If only gay men could get their moobs screened, you know the numbers would have skyrocketed!) [CBC News]
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    Cleavage For Charity

    While boobalicious models in booze ads are known for boosting sales, this time it’s more than just for show, it’s for a good cause. A cheeky new line of wines from Cleavage Creek feature labels with sexy Breast Cancer Survivors — like Carson Daly’s mom — showing off their décolletage. Napa Valley winery owner and activist, Budge Brown, came up with the idea to raise funds for a cure after his wife of 48 years passed away from the disease which almost 200,000 women a year are diagnosed with in America alone. “My goal was to honor their courage and inspire them,” the 75-year-old proprietor said of his plans. The bottles retail for $15 and 10% of the purchase price goes to various Breast Cancer organizations. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

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