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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

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Once you’ve received the sobering news that you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the next step is to discuss a personalized breast cancer treatment plan with your medical team. Your doctor’s recommendations will involve many factors, including your age, medical history, the type, location, and size of the cancer, and

Ask the Doctor: Is Gout Hereditary; Post-Surgical Radiotherapy

Q: Is gout hereditary? My father and several other relatives have gout, and I am hoping that my family history doesn’t raise my risk.

A: If other members of your family have had gout, you’re more likely to develop the disease. Researchers have identified several genes associated with gout, but it’s

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength.

Considering Breast Reconstruction?

A recent analysis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) suggests that more older women are undergoing breast reconstruction. According to the AHRQ data, reconstruction surgeries among women age 65 and older rose 140 percent between 2009 and 2014, the largest increase of any age group, though the

Breast Cancer Surgery: Your Options

Breast cancer treatment has made great strides in the last decade, with the development of new drugs and studies that have helped refine the use of radiation therapy. Individual treatment plans depend on the type of breast cancer you have, how advanced the disease is, and your overall health status

Breast Cancer: Better Detection and Treatment Results in Fewer Deaths

Breast cancer is consistently reported as a top health concern among women—and that’s no surprise, since one out of every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Estimates project that more than 40,000 American women are expected to die from the disease in 2017. However,

Frontline: Diabetes & Heart Disease; Double Mastectomy; Cervical Cancer

Women with diabetes at much higher risk of heart disease than men
Women who have diabetes are 44 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) than men with diabetes, according to researched published online May 22, 2014 in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).

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