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How to perform a monthly breast self-exam

Survival rates for breast cancer patients have never been better, and early detection is one of the reasons for this.

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5 Ways to Reduce your Risk of Breast Cancer

When Angelina Jolie described her double mastectomy in an OP-ED column in the New York Times she started a discussion that I think is important.  The well-known actress and activist is in a somewhat rare category when it comes to breast cancer risk in that she has the BRCA1 gene mutation. This is an inherited […]

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Focus on Cancer: Hot flashes during cancer treatment

Some types of cancer cells are stimulated by naturally occurring hormones in the body like estrogen.  In these cases, drugs such as tamoxifen and letrozole are used to keep hormone levels stable and low.  These drugs are adjuvant therapies used in addition to other cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation and are used to manage […]

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