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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


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What a New Double Mastectomy Study Means for Patients

Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, double mastectomy, lumpectomy

New research confirms that a bilateral mastectomy won’t necessarily improve your long-term survival. What is the best option for treating breast cancer?


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What You Should Know About PALB2 and Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics

When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”


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7 Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, cervical cancer, colon cancer, gynecological cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer, throat cancer, uterine cancer

What have you wondered about, but were afraid to ask your oncologist? What might you just not think to ask? Get an oncologist’s advice about what questions you should ask your doctor before cancer treatment begins.


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How Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients With Radiation

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, cancer, radiation, yoga

A new study finds that yoga improves quality of life and lessens fatigue for breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.


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Do Your Genes Increase Your Risk of Getting Cancer Twice?

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, endometrial cancer, genetics, PTEN gene, research, thyroid cancer

According to a new study, people with a certain genetic mutation have a higher chance of developing cancer not once, but twice. Find out what the research means for patients.


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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, estrogen, fertility, hormones, infertility, menopause, ovarian cancer, pregnancy

A new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage caused by chemotherapy and go on to have children later.


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Should You Have Chemotherapy Before Surgery for Breast Cancer?

Tags: breast cancer, breast conservation, chemotherapy, mastectomy

Thanks to improvements in chemotherapy and new thinking about the order of treatment, surgeons can save more women’s breasts. Is neoadjuvant therapy right for you?


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Mammograms Save Lives — But They Can Get Better

Tags: biopsy, breast cancer, innovation, mammogram, mammograms, ultrasound

The timing and frequency of mammograms has become controversial. In the future, a new imaging tool could reduce or eliminate mammogram concerns.


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If You Are a Cancer Survivor, This Is a Must Read

Tags: b-aware, brain metastases, brain metastasis, breast cancer, cancer, Headaches, kidney cancer, lung cancer, lung cancer awareness month 2012, melanoma, paralysis, radiosurgery, radiotherapy, seizures

It's a hard reality: One-fourth of people who survive some common cancers go on to develop a brain tumor. But if cancer survivors know these nine symptoms, they can allow for early detection and better treatment.