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Michael Hunter, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Michael Hunter received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, medical degree from Yale, and completed a residency in radiation oncology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a best-selling author, is among the most celebrated oncologists in the Pacific Northwest, and has had numerous leadership positions in the oncology realm. Dr. Hunter serves in the Seattle area, and writes regularly on wellness at www.newcancerinfo.com.

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A Vaccine for Breast Cancer?

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Treatment

An Insider's Guide to Starting Chemo

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Living With

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Risk Factors

Lower Breast Cancer Risk With High Cholesterol?

In a surprising twist, women with high cholesterol are 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, according to this study. What does this mean?

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Treatment

Why Do Women of Color Get Less Chemo?

New research suggests that non-white women are less likely to complete the full-term course of chemotherapy to treat their breast cancer. Why does this happen?

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Alternative Treatment

Acupuncture Helps Joint Pain from Cancer Drug

Are you a breast cancer survivor considering quitting aromatase inhibitors because of debilitating joint pain? Acupuncture can help.

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Living With

Metastatic Breast Cancer and Depression

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Living With

Do You Have 'Chemobrain'?

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Tests

Do You Have Dense Breasts?

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