One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. More than 39,000 women in our country will die from breast cancer this year. The statistics are alarming, but there is hope in the numbers. Breast cancer death rates have been going down, a result that could be attributed to early detection and better treatment options.
That’s why WCPO is launching a campaign to fight breast cancer. We want to promote awareness of breast cancer issues including prevention, screening and support. In this section, you will find help and resources for yourself or someone you know. There are various opportunities for you to get involved in the fight.
WCPO invites you to join our Self-Exam Alerts by agreeing to remind a friend or family member to do a breast self-examination on the 9th of every month. Sign up at the link to the right.
Right now, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Join WCPO in fighting for these and future survivors until there is a cure.
If you have an event you would like to see on this page, scroll down to the calendar at the bottom. If there is more information you would like to see on this page, email MMorrow@wcpo.com.
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Angelina Jolie's mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer, and her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer - strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk that led the actress to have both of her healthy breasts removed to try to …
New approaches are dramatically changing the way breast operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results.
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
Coffee is apparently doing more than keeping people awake.
Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast cancer prevention using her primary tool as a beauty queen: her body.
Senate Minority Leader Eric H. Kearney offered sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 392, which will require physicians to inform women of their breast density and possible risks following a mammogram.
Research presented at a just-concluded breast cancer symposium will help doctors understand how to use existing drugs better when certain drugs don't work, and how chemotherapy may not be to blame for so-called "chemo brain."
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a major U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate.
Husband finds cancer in his wife and local family gets through it together.
A diagnosis of breast cancer may come with more than a prescription of radiation, drugs, and surgery. You might also fight or even prevent the disease by simply turning to your fridge.
A husband shares his family's journey with breast cancer.
Cancer Companions pairs someone who is newly diagnosed with someone who has finished their treatment.
Doctors say it's a choice more women are making to fight or reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Jocelyn Banks of Springdale learned that knowing your body is the key to early detection in young women. She found out she had breast cancer on her 25th birthday. That was almost ten years ago now.
Powerful exhibit gives breast cancer survivors a way to express themselves in a way words cannot.
Mike Schroder of Mason was diagnosed with breast cancer and now, a five-year survivor, he is spreading awareness.
How dense breast can affect a breast cancer diagnosis.
1,400 women filled the Duke Energy Center for the10th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon Luncheon.
Bras across the bridge on Purple People Bridge
9 News interviews a local woman who shares her battle with breast cancer.
Looking for a book, DVD, database or website that can provide information about breast cancer? Check out our list of breast cancer resources and be sure to send in your favorites, too.
Mammograms are a crucial part of breast cancer detection that physicians recommend for all women, so use this list of mammogram screening locations to schedule an appointment today.
Things you should ask your doctor when it comes to breast cancer.
You don't need to go through breast cancer on your own. These support groups will offer guidance, advice and a shoulder to lean on.
WCPO invites you to take a pledge for self-exam, where you agree to remind a friend or family member to do a breast self-examination every 9th of the month.
Over 12,000 people walked 5 miles through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to help support the fight against breast cancer.
The Pink Ribbon Campaign held its 10th annual luncheon at the Duke Energy Center downtown. 9 News anchor Carol Williams and former Bengals Cris Collinsworth co-hosted the event on Oct. 6, 2011.
Click on the boxes for more information about each step to making sure you're breast cancer free