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Yolonda Ross, member of ‘The Chi’ cast, inspired by role, captures portraits of breast cancer survivors for Beauty Is Me exhibit [Video]

CHICAGO (WLS) — It's a case of art imitating life to save lives.

Yolonda Ross does not have breast cancer, but her character Jada on the Showtime series "The Chi" does.

"It's a storyline that I know will be interesting, that work will be done; I will be learning, and I will be putting something out there that will hopefully be making a difference," said Ross, who is an actress, writer and director for "The Chi."

A random sequence of events is making a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors.

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"She reached out to, what I understand, Northwestern Hospital, who kind of put her in touch with women who are actual survivors," said Tatisa Joiner, president and founder of the Tatisa C. Joiner Foundation.

Those survivors are the Butterflies, members of Joiner's foundation, who …

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New breast cancer drug delivers unprecedented levels of survival, stopping tumor growth [Video]

A trial of a newly approved breast cancer drug in patients who are not typically targeted by the drug resulted in extremely encouraging results never seen before. Patients who received the drug survived longer and had lower growth in their tumours than those who received standard chemotherapy. ThePrint’s Sandhya Ramesh explains the findings.Brought to by @Kia India To know more, read: https://theprint.in/health/experimental-drug-shows-success-in-advanced-breast-cancer-patients-better-than-standard-chemo/995701/Subscribe to the Pure Science Telegram Channel https://t.me/PureScienceWithSandhyaRameshSupplementary reading: Modi, S., et al.; The New England Journal of Medicine (2022) Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in Previously Treated HER2-Low Advanced Breast Cancer https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2203690---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join our channel to get access to perks. Click 'JOIN' or follow the link below:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuyRsHZILrU7ZDIAbGASHdA/join---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with ThePrint» Subscribe to ThePrint: https://theprint.in/subscribe/» Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3nCMpht» Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theprintindia» Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theprintindia» Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theprintindia» Find us on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/company/theprint» Subscribe to ThePrint on Telegram: https://t.me/ThePrintIndia» Find us on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2NMVlnB» Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3pEOta8

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Oklahoma Gov. signs bill requiring insurance coverage of diagnostic mammograms [Video]

Breast cancer survivors and Oklahoma lawmakers are calling it legislation that will save lives. At-risk patients will now get financial help to catch the deadly disease early.Stay informed about Oklahoma news and weather! Follow KFOR News 4 on our website and social channels. https://kfor.com/https://www.youtube.com/c/kfor4newshttps://www.facebook.com/kfor4https://twitter.com/kforhttps://www.instagram.com/kfortv4/

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Breast cancer drug Enhertu shows promise against some tumors, opening new treatment possibilities to thousands of patients [Video]

A drug targeting a protein that drives breast cancer growth has been shown to work against tumors with very low levels of the protein.