Angelina Jolie's announcement Tuesday that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chance of developing breast cancer is drawing attention to a decision that everyday women have weighed.
The technology behind three-dimensional breast imaging, in addition to standard digital mammography, has led to better diagnostic accuracy and reduced false positive recall rates, according to a recent study published by Radiology, a journal from the Radiological Society of North America.
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Cancer survivors Flo Smithe, left, and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson begin introductions before dinner at the Jubilation Joy celebration honoring breast cancer survivors.
A limousine carrying breast cancer survivors arrives Thursday at the Walter E. Smithe store in Merrillville for the Jubilation Joy celebration honoring breast cancer survivors.
Cancer survivors Flo Smithe, left, and Florence Wheatly, of Chicago, chat Thursday before dinner at the Jubilation Joy celebration honoring breast cancer survivors.
Founder Walter E. Smithe Jr. greets guests at his Merrillville store for the Jubilation Joy celebration honoring breast cancer survivors.
Candice Bell, a breast cancer survivor, speaks during the Susan G. Komen for the Cure luncheon Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. The event drew some 150 guests who have had breast cancer or loved someone with the disease.
Will Melby, 11, center with gloves, and some of his Junior Bulldog football teammates will be wearing pink socks for their game tonight. Will came up with the idea for pink sox after watching a Bears game on Monday. Joining him are Dominic Sopczak, from left, Danny Sopczak, Jerry Edwards, Ha…
Will Melby, 11, center with gloves, and some of his Junior Bulldog football teammates will be wearing pink socks for tonight's game Saturday. Will came up with the idea for pink sox after watching a Bears game on Monday. Joining him are Dominic Sopczak, from left, Danny Sopczak, Jerry Edward…
Dr. Gus Galante has partnered with an organization called Breast Oasis to collect new or gently used bras at a drop box in the Galante's Schererville office.
Marcie Matson, from left, Lauren King and Anna Klocek sort and package bras Monday at Dr. Gus Galante's office. Galante has partnered with an organization called Breast Oasis to collect new or gently used bras at a drop box in his Schererville office.
Flora Akers-Ryan laughs during an interview at her home in Portage on Monday. Akers-Ryan has been battling breast cancer since earlier this year and has been undertaking chemotherapy treatments.
Flora Akers-Ryan and her husband, John Ryan, both Portage police officers, embrace Monday. Flora was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and is now undertaking chemotherapy with the support of her husband and five children.
Portage Master Patrolman Flora Akers-Ryan recently learned she has breast cancer. A benefit is planned for Saturday in Portage which will include a poker run and a fundraiser.
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