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Watch as Dr. Jay Harness explains why a patient may ask to refuse anti-hormone, anti-estrogen treatment for breast cancer, and why in the face of such a challenging question he recommends that a refusal is typically not a good idea: … 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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Though she belongs to one of the highest-profile couples in show business, having been married for 27 years to Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson says she normally shies away from discussing her life beyond her performances onscreen and on-stage: “I’m in … Continue reading

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Joan Lunden spoke powerfully and from the heart during her keynote address before an audience of medical, surgical, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of patients with breast cancer, … Continue reading

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A doctor’s ability to explain, listen and empathize has a profound impact on patient care, as discussed in a thoughtful column authored by Nirmal Joshi, chief medical officer for Pinnacle Health System, appearing in The New York Times. As one … Continue reading

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Many breast cancer patients don’t understand the details of their disease, according to a new study, as reported by from Reuters multimedia news. While many patients believed they understood the grade, stage and type of tumor, only 20% to 58% … Continue reading

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In a first-person account appearing in the Huffington Post, breast cancer thriver Peggy Nolan—also described as a “sacred bad-ass warrior, vanquisher of fear, and slayer of doubt” who loves helping others move forward—shares invaluable lessons to reduce your risk of … Continue reading

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Journalist Joan Lunden again joins TODAY to talk about her experience with breast cancer: “You have to live in the moment, and you can’t be afraid of what you’re going through,” Lunden says. Lunden spoke of the importance of breast … Continue reading

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