Category Archives: Newly diagnosed breast cancer

Doctors and medical organizations often advise that past a certain age, older adults can forgo various screening tests for cancer. But many patients, no matter how old or sick they may be, are reluctant to abandon tests they’ve long been … Continue reading

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More breast cancers have been found at earlier — and potentially more treatable — stages since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as reported in the New York Times. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, adjusted for other variables … Continue reading

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Three years ago, Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she’d had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for mutations in the BRCA1 gene, which put her at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. … Continue reading

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The Breast Cancer Answers Book: Your Guide to Achieving Emotional Reconstruction®, co-authored by breast cancer patient Phyllis Gapen and breast cancer medical expert, Jay K. Harness, M.D., has been named an Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Cancer category, of the … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction: What’s Right For You, is a new book about breast cancer surgery and reconstruction, told poignantly by women through words and photos, in this report from the Detroit Free Press. The book, told and photographed … Continue reading

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We recently shared news of a new book, The Breast Cancer Answers Book: Your Guide to Achieving Emotional Reconstruction®, co-authored by breast cancer patient Phyllis Gapen and breast cancer surgeon Jay K. Harness, M.D. Years in the making, Harness and … Continue reading

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For women who are battling breast cancer and undergoing radiation, the treatments can leave behind painful burns and skin so sensitive that even a cotton T-shirt, never mind a typical bra, would be excruciating to wear, in this report from … Continue reading

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In this beautiful first person account appearing in The New Yorker, Kate Bolick, author of Spinster: Making A Life of One’s Own, begins her story: For most of my life, I had only one memory of my mother’s first mastectomy: … Continue reading

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