Monthly Archives: June 2011

Breast cancer surgery has come a long way since the early days of radical mastectomy, which involved removing the entire breast along with the chest wall muscles. In the United States, more women survive a breast cancer diagnosis than ever before. According … Continue reading

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As those engaged in the conversation on this page know, for the past two months we wrote about and discussed the experience of breast cancer patient Melissa Riley.  Ms. Riley writes movingly of her experience this past year in a … Continue reading

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We recently discussed reaction to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2009 recommendations that women in their 40s did not need routine mammograms, and how online networking among women grew in response. A report issued recently by the Pew Research Center further … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal, in this report on their Health Blog, offers the insight of a daughter writing about her mother’s breast cancer. The Journal asked Marisa Weiss, a breast-cancer oncologist, and founder and president of breastcancer.org, would have for young … Continue reading

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In 2009, reaction among women was overwhelmingly swift and furious to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [USPSTF] recommendations that women in their 40s did not need routine mammograms. Using email, social networking sites and electronic bulletin boards, those touched by breast cancer … Continue reading

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Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Jay Harness discusses the oncoplastic approach to breast reconstruction during breast cancer surgery in this interview broadcast on KNBC-4 News in Los Angeles: Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe … Continue reading

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A drug already used to treat breast cancer can reduce the risk of tumors in high- and moderate-risk post-menopausal women by 65% over a three-year period, researchers reported in a new study, according to a variety of news reports: Exemestane, sold under the … Continue reading

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Dr. Therese Bevers is very busy: She’s a professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a medical director of the Cancer Prevention Center and she plays leading roles in multiple breast cancer studies. As … Continue reading

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