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Should You Get a 3-D Mammogram?

Here's what you should know about tomosynthesis, the latest imaging technology for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Gene Test

Many Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Gene Test

Many breast cancer patients aren’t being offered the opportunity to be tested for a gene mutation that can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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Do You Know Your Family Medical History?

Learn more about your family medical history by checking public records, taking a DNA test, and talking to your relatives.

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Chemotherapy: Testing Helps, But It's Still a Tough Decision

When a woman is diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, whether or not to undergo chemotherapy can be a very difficult decision. Genomic testing (mapping the activity of genes in a cancer tumor) can help make the decision-process easier by revealin...

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Are More Mammograms Always Better?

Do more mammagrams save more lives, or can they lead to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatments? Here's an analysis of the latest findings.

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Should You Trust Breast Biopsy Results?

A recent study calls the accuracy of biopsy results into question, giving women cause for concern.

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Six Steps to Finding a Clinical Trial

How do your doctors make decisions about your treatment plan? In large part, information from clinical trials tells them the best medicine and dosage for you. My oncologist and I read the results of clinical trials in order to decide on an aggressive ...

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Genetic Testing on the Upswing Among Young Women

According to a recent study, there’s been a huge uptick in younger women opting for genetic testing to help guide their treatment decisions; does this testing truly make a difference?

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Best Breast Cancer Screenings by Age

Ever wondered which breast cancer screening you should have for your age? Here's what you should know about each type of screening and when to get them.

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Your First Mammogram: Easy as 1-2-3

PJ Hamel walks the reader through having a mammogram, from what you should wear to what the machine actually does as it takes anX-ray.