Category Archives: Newly diagnosed breast cancer

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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A report in Vox restates a decades long difficulty in discussing breast and other cancers: Many people have a simple narrative in mind when they think about cancer. Doctors discover a lump and treat it with surgery or radiation. Then … Continue reading

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For women who learn they have breast cancer in its earliest stages – when the tumor is relatively small and has not yet spread – there exist a number of treatment options. Each option is similarly effective when it comes … Continue reading

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