Monthly Archives: March 2016

Breast cancer expert Dr. Jay Harness answers the question: After your mastectomy, when should you get your permanent implants? Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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The fear of breast cancer compels millions of women to go for a mammogram each year, but it turns out this routine test could also prevent an even bigger killer: heart disease. Mammograms may also be a way to prevent … Continue reading

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In this video, breast cancer specialist Dr. Jay Harness discusses the types of blood work doctors perform on the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, and how normal such blood testing is. Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers … Continue reading

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Increasingly, younger women with early-stage cancer in only one breast and no genetic risk factors are choosing to have double mastectomies. But there’s little evidence to suggest that removing the healthy breast will prolong their lives. Now a Duke Cancer … Continue reading

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At a time when genetic testing and genetically personalized treatments for cancer are proliferating, buoyed by new resources like President Obama’s $215 million personalized medicine initiative, women with breast cancer are facing a frustrating reality: The genetic data is there, … Continue reading

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As a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, what can you do to make the most out of your appointments with your medical team? In this video, breast cancer specialist Dr. Jay Harness provides answers. Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit … 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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Researchers say they have found a way to locate unique markings within a cancerous tumor that allow the body’s immune system to target the disease. But the personalized method, reported in Science journal, would be expensive and has not yet … Continue reading

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