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    Be In The Loop this October!  During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, KTBS.com and CHRISTUS Schumpert Breast Center of Shreveport will provide you with valuable information about prevention and treatment methods.  CHRISTUS Schumpert Breast Center of Shreveport is accredited with a unique stamp of approval from the National Accreditation Program from Breast Centers (NAPBC). More>>

    Share Your Think Pink Shout-Out

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    Give a Think Pink Shout-Out!  We want to hear your stories. Most of all, we want to hear why raising awareness about breast cancer prevention and treatment is important to you. We could share your Think Pink Shout-Out on KTBS newscasts, this month. Thanks for sharing.  More>>

    Natchitoches goes pink

    City of Natchitoches goes pink City of Natchitoches goes pink
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    The City of Natchitoches showed their support for breast cancer awareness and research by wearing pink during the month of October. More>>

    Haughton teen puts on cancer pageant

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    A Haughton teen hopes to inspire those suffering with cancer as part of her senior project. More>>

    East Texas cancer survivor hangs more than 800 bras on her fence Video included

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    An East Texas cancer survivor is collecting bras to raise breast cancer awareness in Upshur County. More>>

    Breast cancer causing culprits Video included

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    Every 13 minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer. Many people think their risk of developing the disease is strictly down to genetics. But, you might want to aim the blame beneath your bathroom sink. More>>

    Bossier City firefighters go pink for breast cancer awareness

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    Members of the Bossier City Fire Department will be sporting special duty shirts during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The shirts are black pullover polos that feature More>>

    Shorter radiation course appears effective for early breast cancer

    In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. More>>

    Report sees continued advances in war against cancer

    Nearly 14 million people in the United States, or one in 23, are now cancer survivors. More>>

    FDA panel backs wider use of drug to treat early stage breast cancer

    U.S. advisers endorsed on Thursday the broader use of a drug already used to treat advanced breast cancer that also appears to shrink early stage breast tumors. More>>

    Researchers focus on likelihood of breast cancer recurrence

    Researchers say they've identified a genetic indicator of the long-term risk of breast cancer recurrence. More>>

    Most breast cancer deaths occur in younger, unscreened women

    New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts. More>>

    Breast-feeding may protect some women against breast cancer

    Breast-feeding for more than six months appears to guard nonsmoking women against breast cancer for longer periods of time, a new study suggests. More>>

    MRIs may spur unneeded mastectomies in older women with breast cancer

    The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study. More>>

    More women consider gene test after Angelina Jolie mastectomy revelation

    After hearing about film star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, a growing number of U.S. women now say they may ask their doctors whether the same preventive measure is right for them. More>>

    Experts call for redefinition of 'cancer'

    A panel of experts commissioned by the U.S. National Cancer Institute says that the word "cancer" may need to be redefined to prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment of conditions that are often not lethal. More>>

    Can some women safely skip breast surgery?

    Women with certain breast tissue abnormalities that raise their risk for cancer can safely take a wait-and-see approach rather than rush into surgery, a new study suggests. More>>

    Family history of cancer may raise risk for other types of tumors

    A family history of cancer raises your overall risk of developing cancer, including types of cancer far removed from those suffered by your relatives, according to a new study of 23,000 people. More>>

    Mammogram recalls higher at hospitals than private practices

    Women who underwent mammography screening at a hospital were more likely to be called back for additional testing than those who had mammography at a private practice, a new study found. More>>

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