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Elective surgeries that could save your life

  Preventative surgeries are rare and only the highest risk people typically consider elective surgeries for disease prevention. However, with celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Kelly Osbourne, and Christina Applegate opening up about their choices surrounding... Read More

Why breast density matters so much

High breast density is a major risk factor for breast cancer, and we’re hardly even talking about it. With celebrity after celebrity opening up about their breast cancer risk after getting testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the focus in the media and in many minds... Read More

Women of Hispanic descent may have lower breast cancer risk

  During October, all eyes are focused on breast cancer awareness. From the NFL to the everyday products we buy in grocery stores, pink ribbons have become a mainstay in our culture. While awareness is key to encouraging women to go in for mammograms and to do... Read More

Is it time to stop shopping for a cause?

Standing in line at a store the other day,  I noticed a brightly decorated kiosk full of pink items for sale. The products were all pink to remind us that it is breast cancer awareness month. Immediately, I dropped what I was purchasing, and began a breast self-exam.... Read More

Breast cancer: Know your risk

Women who are 70-years old are eight times more likely to develop breast cancer in the next ten years compared to women who are 30. [Source: Susan G. Komen] Affected Mother Women whose mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer are about twice as likely to have... Read More

Breast Cancer Management

[col_one_half] • Fatigue – Fatigue is a significant issue long into cancer survivorship. Researchers at the University of California studied the effects of Iyengar yoga on fatigue, comparing it to other interventions for fatigue. The yoga group had significantly... Read More

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