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Fran Visco

Fran Visco, Health Guide

President, National Breast Cancer Coalition

When Breast Cancer Goes Away on Its Own

What if you found out from a mammogram that you had breast cancer - but a few months later were told it had gone away? Sounds pretty unbelievable - but a study published recently by the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that this might be true.   Scientists from Norway and the U.S. compared how many new breast cancers were found among... Read moreChevron
Marc Heyison

Marc Heyison, Health Guide

President, Men Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Model, Learning from Adelphi New York Statewide Program

It has been a long while since I have written, but I wanted to share some thoughts I have regarding the potential closing of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. This program has been in place for 28 years. Without a doubt, it has impacted and saved countless lives-more than we will ever know-with care, concern,... Read moreChevron
posted 01/15/2009, comments (0)|
Laurie Kingston

Laurie Kingston, Health Guide


Living with Metastasitic Breast Cancer

This year, I made it one of my personal missions to reach more women through my writing. I wanted to get the message out that more of us are living longer and living well with metastatic breast cancer.   Before 2006, I didn’t even know what the word “metastatic” meant. By the end of that year, it was a word that terrified... Read moreChevron
Natalia Hernandez

Natalia Hernandez, Health Guide

A 27-year-old Inspiration

Breast Reconstruction After Masctectomy and Radiation - What's Next with Lipo, Implants

Hey everyone! I wanted to tell you guys about my recent visit to a plastic surgeon to discuss my breast reconstruction.  I had a mastectomy in January of this year and I also had 7 weeks of radiation that I completed at the end of March.  I knew that I can't have a reconstruction until about 6 months after my radiation, but I went ahead... Read moreChevron
Craig Stoltz

Craig Stoltz, Health Guide

Health Journalist

Sen. Kennedy and the Brain Tumor: Zebras, Not Horses

A well-worn phrase in the world of medicine is, "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras." The idea is that when you're trying to make a diagnosis, focus first on the most likely possibilities, not the rare and exotic (and often more fearsome) ones.   Well, Sen. Edward Kennedy wound up with a zebra.   After his seizure last... Read moreChevron
posted 05/20/2008, comments (0)|

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