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As you might have heard, actress Angelina Jolie recently announced that she’d had a preventive double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. We asked … Continue reading
For me, one of the truest scenes in the movie “50/50” occurs when his doctor tells Adam, the young man played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, that he has a life-threatening tumor and suddenly the patient can no longer see the physician … Continue reading
Patty Tenofsky, MD, a breast cancer surgeon with Via Christi Clinic, spoke at the Via Christi Women’s Connection October luncheon today covering the topic of breast cancer. Even though I am blessed with having no family medical history of breast … Continue reading
Breast cancer is a topic of concern for all women, regardless of her family history. The National Cancer Institute reports that over 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. While the majority of breast cancers … Continue reading
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women automatically think the complete removal of the breast is necessary. This belief, however, is a misconception. Current treatments for breast cancer allow for preservation of the breast in the majority of situations.