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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.

Latest by Michael Hunter, M.D.

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Let's Talk About Breast Cancer

We've got the doctor-approved details on breast cancer causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life facing breast cancer easier.

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Treatment

A Less-Invasive Mastectomy Proves Safe for Most Women With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing surgery may help women avoid one of the more traumatic aspects of this breast cancer treatment.

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Symptoms

Your Healthy-Breast Guide for Your 20s and 30s

Should you get a mammogram already? Are lumps ever normal? We've got the breast-health answers you need now.

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Diagnosis

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a blood test with the potential to someday diagnose breast cancer years before any symptoms.

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Living With

Patience is the Cancer Survivor's Best Virtue

Here’s how embracing patience this year can help you have a more positive attitude as a cancer survivor.

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Treatment

A Vaccine for Breast Cancer?

A shot to treat and prevent breast cancer may be closer to reality than you think.

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Treatment

An Insider's Guide to Starting Chemo

It's pretty daunting to walk into a chemo center for the first time. Our writer's advice? Bring your best friend for backup! Don't miss the rest of her advice on how to prepare so you know what to expect each step of the way.

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Living With

Cancer Survivors: Get that Lovin' Feeling

Cancer treatment can make sex unappealing or uncomfortable. Dr. Don Dizon has some ideas to help.

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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?