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Morning Quickies: Giuliana Rancic Has Breast Cancer

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  • Giuliana Rancic, an E! News host, announced this morning she has breast cancer. The 36-year-old discovered a tumor during a mammogram she had done while undergoing a round of in vitro fertilization. Rancic will have surgery this week on the tumor and then six weeks of radiation therapy. We wish you a speedy recovery, Giuliana! [People]
  • Kim Gordan and Thurson Moore announced their separation on Friday. The Sonic Youth couple have been married since 1984 and have a 17-year-old daughter, Coco. The pair will continue with Sonic Youth’s tour throughout November but in a statement said, “Plans beyond that tour are uncertain.” [Pitchfork]
  • “Twilight”‘s Nikki Reed married her boyfriend, Paul McDonald, an “American Idol” contestant, this weekend in Malibu. The couple met in March and were engaged two months later. Talk about a whirlwind romance! [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

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When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn’t feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessions involving beers and work dramas we called “Power Hours.” Classifying us as genuine best friends would be an understatement. However, when Jason was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on April 2, 2011, our world and our relationship was flipped upside-down. Everything changed — and I don’t just mean the obvious cancer hurdle. Striving to feel like a normal newlywed couple was, and still is, the most difficult challenge. Keep reading »

Ryan O’Neal Suggests His Daughter Tatum Caused Farrah Fawcett’s Cancer

“What bothers me the most is that there was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah. A lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them. Particularly Tatum. I just think that if [Fawcett] had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what causes cancer, do they really?”

— Hollywood dads keep it classy, don’t they? Ryan O’Neal gives Michael Lohan/Richard Heene/Joe Jackson a run for their money with this WTF comment about his daughter Tatum, on Monday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight.” I don’t disagree that drug addicts — which Tatum O’Neal was — are soul-sucking sources of stress. But suggesting she caused his beloved’s cancer? That’s beyond-the-pale harsh. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

A Test For Depression? Plus, Three Other Unexpected Things You’ll Soon Be Able To Test Yourself For.

In a few years, the following scenario could actually happen. If you’ve been feeling down, sleepy, and just generally like the color has been zapped out of the world, you can make an appointment with your doctor and say, “Hey doc, can I get a depression test?” Apparently, researchers in Japan on working on a test that would measure the concentration of phosphoric acid in the blood. It’s different from existing tests because (a) it’s fast and (b) it doesn’t require DNA testing, so could even become a part of regular checkups. Meaning, it could detect it when you’re feeling symptoms or when you’re not sure what’s going on. [Telegraph UK]

Oh, but there are so many fascinating tests like this in the works. After the jump, find out about more things you’ll be able to easily diagnose in just a few years. I feel like I’m in an episode of “The Jetsons.” Keep reading »

Facebook Won’t Let Breast Cancer Survivor Post Pics Of Her Boobs

A British breast cancer survivor has had her Facebook page blocked after she posted photos of her reconstructed breasts after surgery. Melissa Tullett of Kent, 40, had a double mastectomy and posted pics of her new tatas for all to see, including nipples that had been tattooed on her new rack. But Facebook said Tullett broke the site’s terms of use regarding nudity and temporarily suspended her account until she removed the pics. Tullett told the BBC she was just trying to be inspirational. “It was to show other women that after such an ordeal you can come out of it with your dignity and your womanhood again, and that it’s not all frightening,” Tullett insisted. She told the local newspaper in Kent, “I felt bullied and picked on. It really upset me, I’m really impressed with the way my breasts look now. I think my breasts look fabulous. The photo is not offensive.”

Meh. I’m with Facebook on this one. Keep reading »

Women Listing Fruits On Facebook For Another Stupid Breast Cancer Awareness Meme

Whoever dreams up “breast cancer awareness” memes for Facebook is just messing with us now. Women are listing fruits like strawberry, banana, apple or grape, in their “status update” to correspond with what their relationship status is … and, uh, “raise awareness” about breast cancer? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Quit Smoking Now, Ladies!

  • Women who are smokers or former smokers, as well as those exposed to decades of secondhand smoke, are more at risk for breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Wait, you mean inhaling chemicals is bad for you?! [CBC.ca]
  • Wrap it up, people! Almost half of all men have genital HPV, which can lead to cervical cancer when it’s transmitted to women, according to a study by the National Cancer Institute. [WebMD]
  • Actress Meryl Streep and To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee were recipients of the National Medal of Arts, along with James Taylor, Quincy Jones and others, at the White House today. [Oh No They Didn't!]

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Today’s Lady News: Breast Implants Linked To Cancer

  • Breast implants, both saline and silicone, have been linked to lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, the FDA has announced. Lymphoma is not breast cancer, but it did develop around the scars left by the implants. [New York Times]
  • Anti-abortion extremist Randall Terry — he runs Operation Rescue — has announced that he will challenge President Obama next year for the Democratic presidential nomination. Good luck with that. [CNN]
  • Spanx for pregnant women sound … dangerous. [Globe and Mail]

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Today’s Lady News: Crazies To Protest Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

  • Is resting in peace too much to ask for Elizabeth Edwards, who died on Tuesday from cancer? The anti-gay fundamentalist group Westboro Baptist Church will protest her funeral this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, supposedly for leading a covetous and godless life. Yeah, that won’t be even more traumatic for her kids Jack, Emma Claire and Cate Edwards. Let’s hope the mainstream media just ignores those a**holes. [CBS News]
  • The “Brenda Starr” comic strip will cease to run after January 2, the Tribune Media Company has announced. “Brenda Starr” has been a redheaded, world-traveling reporter for over 70 years. While she once appeared in over 250 newspapers, she lately only appeared in three dozen. Now she’ll go with the “Cathy” cartoon to that great lady cartoon strip in the sky. [The Wrap]
  • Ultrasounds may not be needed before taking the “abortion pill,” mifepristone, particularly because the extra cost added on by having a sonogram can make ending a pregnancy financially out of reach for some people, according to a new study. Ultrasounds usually cost $350 to $650 and are typically used to find how far along a pregnancy is; however, they are not necessarily medically necessary to safely use mifepristone, said Gynuity Health Projects in New York City. [Reuters]

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Quickies: Aretha Franklin Might Have Cancer & Sweden Will Be A “Tough Climate” For Julian Assange

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