Monthly Archives: January 2014

In 1985 the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan opened its doors. The Clinic was the first academic multidisciplinary breast care center in the United States. The importance of this breast-conserving advance in the care and treatment of women was … Continue reading

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How should I talk about breast cancer with my friend or loved one? As powerfully demonstrated in the video above, by speaking with empathy and heartfelt concern, in contrast to expressing sympathy. Resolve not to be the acquaintance or family … Continue reading

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Intraoperative radiation therapy [IORT] is radiation applied at the time of a surgery, often as a one-time therapy. This means the use of only one radiation dose is needed – performed during surgery – rather than post-surgery multiple radiation exposures … Continue reading

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“In my all too human way, I struggle to forgive the honest mistakes of my doctors who are also mere mortals. Sometimes, though, I have trouble forgiving myself.” So writes Susan Gubar, columnist with The New York Times and author … Continue reading

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Traditional mammography machines — besides being uncomfortable — rely on ionizing radiation to image a patient’s breasts. As now known, radiation increases the risk of cancer. To address this risk, a new diagnostic alternative – a mammogram replacement labeled SoftVue™ … Continue reading

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Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Jay Harness has been honored with the 2014 Physician of Excellence designation by the Orange County Medical Association. The Physician of Excellence designation, published by specialty in Orange Coast Magazine in their latest issue, honors Dr. … Continue reading

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Certain medications intended to prevent breast cancer will be fully covered under the new Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this morning, as reported in Time magazine. Women at increased … Continue reading

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Nearly 300,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many choose a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous tissue. A new tool – the margin probe sensor – in the operating room may save women from the need for … Continue reading

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