breast cancer

Cancer society updates breast cancer screening guideline

The American Cancer Society released a new breast cancer screening guideline this week that recommend women begin mammograms at age 45, instead of 40. The updated guideline, released Oct. 20, recommends […]

The Jolie Effect

BRCA testing rates jumped nearly 40 percent after actress Angelina Jolie announced that she carried the gene mutation and opted for an elective double mastectomy. A new study by AARP Public […]

Making impalpable breast cancer tumors palpable

Ilene LeClaire’s breast cancer journey prompted her husband to find a solution for impalpable tumors. That solution is currently in the research phase and is now moving closer to the operating […]

More women opt for double mastectomies

The number of women undergoing double mastectomies for early-stage breast cancer increased significantly from 1998 to 2011, but, according to researchers, the surgeries were not associated with a lower mortality […]

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