Tag: early stage breast cancer

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media

Maximize Information, Minimize Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

News that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and confusion are completely normal. The shock of the diagnosis also can affect your ability to process information clearly and to ask the right questions about testing and treatment that lie ahead.

Because you may face important decisions about

Frontline: Lumpectomies; UTIs vs. STIs; Menopause

More Women Having Breast-Conserving Surgery
An increasing number of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are having lumpectomies, surgeries that remove the cancerous tissue but preserve the breast, rather than mastectomies, in which the entire breast is removed, according to findings published online June 17, 2015 in JAMA Surgery. The researchers

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