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Breast Cancer Tests: What You Need to Know About Your Breast Health

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Overview women have the choice to get mammograms starting at age 40 to 44 unless they are at high risk changes in your breasts, such as lumps, dimpling, and redness may indicate abnormal tissue women should be familiar with how their breasts feel and look so they can report changes to their medical professional Breast cancer starts when …

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8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Start Cancer Treatment

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Receiving news of a cancer diagnosis is a scary moment in any person’s life. All kinds of thoughts race through your mind, but for most patients, the most prevalent is, “How will I get better?” Getting better starts with finding the right doctor, and trusting him or her to guide you through your treatments and …

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Breast Cancer Tests: What You Need to Know About Your Breast Health

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Overview Breast cancer starts when abnormal cells develop and grow uncontrollably in breast tissue. The outcome is different for each woman, so early detection is critical. The American College of Physicians recommends that women between the ages of 40 and 49 speak to their doctor about whether to start getting mammograms before the age of 50. They also …

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The GCS Project and InfiniteMD’s Expert Access Program has Helped Individuals Navigate Cancer Treatment Centers and Available Clinical Trials

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

From: prweb.com The Expert Access program was launched by The GCS Project and InfiniteMD in March of this year to support the nonprofit’s mission of helping women diagnosed with gynecological carcinosarcoma (GCS), a rare cancer also known as malignant mixed Müllerian tumor (MMMT), access expert second opinions. The GCS Project’s lead researcher and internationally recognized expert consultant, Dr. Michael Birrer, …

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Study shows value of breast cancer patients seeking second opinions

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Medical University of South Carolina From: sciencedaily.com In a recent study on the value of a second opinion for breast cancer patients, researchers concluded that a review by a tumor board at an NCI-Designated Cancer Center changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of the patients. It’s early morning and a team of more than 20 professionals cram around a …

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When cancer is in the ‘whisper’ stage, listen to it — even it means finding another doctor

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By: Fran Drescher From: NBC News THINK- nbcnews.to/2tCbajo Most doctors subscribe to the philosophy that, if you hear galloping hooves, don’t look for zebra because it’s probably a horse. But what this means is that medically if you happen to be a “zebra” — as I was — you’re at high risk of slipping through the cracks. In my case, I had …

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Study finds unnecessary breast cancer treatment

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By: Kumasi Aaron From: fox4now It’s hard to imagine getting chemotherapy or radiation without really needing it. But a new study says that may be more common than we think. It found a third of breast cancer patients are treated unnecessarily. Myra Robinson didn’t know what to think when doctors told her she had DCIS. “Complete devastation,” she says she …

Hutchinson Clinic audit: Cancer doctor ‘unnecessarily’ treated patients

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By Kelsey Ryan From: kansas.com “Is it cancer?” It took days for anyone to answer Marian Rank’s question, but by then she knew. Her mother had breast cancer. Her sister had it. Now she did. It was 2010, and Rank went to the Hutchinson Clinic to see oncologist Mark Fesen. Fesen told her she needed to start chemotherapy immediately, said …

Breast Cancer Awareness: You Take Control

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Every year in October, I become very excited when I see all of the support and dedication that is given to breast cancer awareness.  I have a great appreciation for all that is being done to raise funds for research and for providing monies for testing for those who can’t afford it.  This year, I got to see a 10K …