A Brush With Breast Cancer

Contributor: Katherine Lee, MD If I had one memory that I could hold onto, it would be an encounter I had with a patient about 20 years ago. A young woman in her early 40s had come in for her gynecological exam. I had received a report from the mammogram she had done a week … Read More

Breast Cancer: Do Your Genes Put You at Risk?

Chances are you or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer. It is the third most common cancer in the country, with 200,000-plus new cases diagnosed each year. But did you know that many of those cases are tied to genetics? “Ten to 15 percent of all breast cancers, which is a lot, … Read More

Buy a Bagel, Help Beat Cancer

Tuesday, Oct. 2, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 37 Northeast Ohio Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate a portion of proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the cancer survivorship programs at Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute. Pink Ribbon Bagels can be pre-ordered online for pickup. Capitalizing on their football rivalry, Cleveland and Pittsburgh will … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Breast Cancer Treatment

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about breast cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship? Stephanie Valente, DO, Breast Services, and Machelle Moeller, CNP, Taussig Cancer Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at noon (ET). Breast Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship Live Web Chat: … Read More

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6 Misconceptions About Breast Cancer

I asked my colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center what they perceive to be patients’ most common misconceptions about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. Combining our list, these six misconceptions rose to the top: 1. “If I have an annual mammogram, I don’t need to examine my breasts.” It is important to understand … Read More

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together prevention, risk and treatment information to help all the special women out there: wives, daughters, grandmothers and the women you love. Explore Health Hub How to Do a Great Self-Breast Exam Myth Busting: BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer A Personal Story of Personalized Cancer Care … Read More

Myth Busting: BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer

Last week, we explored the myth that that you can’t improve your health because your genetics are predetermined. This week: A few myths about BRCA gene mutations and breast cancer. Let’s see how much you know about hereditary breast cancer and the BRCA gene mutation. Are these statements true or false? Myth 1: Most breast … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Breast Cancer

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about breast cancer? Elizabeth Stone, MD, Oncologist, Breast Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at noon (ET). Breast Cancer Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on Oct. 9, 2012 Register Featured … Read More

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Get Moving to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Not only is physical activity good for your general health and well-being, but it also can reduce your risk of cancer, according to many studies. So if being active decreases your cancer risk, will being inactive increase your risk? A new field of research into sedentary behavior is offering some compelling evidence. A recent study … Read More

How to Do a Great Self-Breast Exam

While most of my patients have heard they should perform a self-breast exam (SBE), many say they have never heard all the tips I’d like to share with you. The key is to remember: “When, Look, Feel and Write!” Tip #1: Do your breast exam at the same time each month Think: “When” You should … Read More