Are Women Choosing Unnecessary Double Mastectomy?

Treatments for breast cancer have made dramatic advancements in the last 20 years. Survival rates are increasing and therapies now offer women more options for breast conservation and reconstruction. A diagnosis of breast cancer does not automatically mean a double mastectomy. But many women are opting for this procedure despite research showing …

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BRCA Gene Testing for Women with Ovarian Cancer

A recent study out of McGill University Health Centre suggests that all women with ovarian cancer should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, regardless of family history. But this study confirms what is already known and practiced in the U.S. It wouldn’t change current guidelines here in the …

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New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines for screening women for breast cancer. The changes in the recommendations were based on new research reviewing the benefits and risks of screening with mammography. The new guidelines are intended to balance the benefits of early detection with the risks of false positives, pain, …

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The Facts on Ovarian Cancer

Ultimately ovarian cancer pertains to the growth of cancerous cells in one or both of the ovaries. The ovary is a small organ that is located within the pelvic area at each end of the fallopian tubes extending from the uterus. Women have two ovaries, which store eggs for pregnancy …

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