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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Having worked in the breast health field for more than 20 years and counting, women often ask me how often they should have their mammogram. Breast cancer awareness is frequently in the news and, at times, conflicting messages are reported. Guidelines to other women’s health screenings have changed over the years, which add to the confusion regarding mammography. Read More »

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National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 2, 2013

From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 2, 2013, people around the nation celebrated the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). Many communities held celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis — a cause worth celebrating. Read More »

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Are You At Risk For Developing A Skin Cancer?

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and while no cause of skin cancer has been found, risk factors have been identified. Some risk factors are passed down from parents to children through genes. Other risk factors are activities or lifestyles. Read More »

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A Difficult Decision: Preventive Measures for Breast Cancer

Most breast cancers are not caused by inherited genetic mutations. However, for the women who do inherit genes that strongly increase their breast cancer risk, it is critical that these genes be detected prior to a woman’s development of breast cancer. Read More »

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What is an Oncology Nurse?

May is Oncology Nursing Month. This worldwide recognition honors the nurses who care for patients with cancer. Thousands of nurses participate in Oncology Nursing Month activities, ranging from social gatherings, fundraising to support patients and efforts to raise awareness of the rewards of an oncology nursing career. Read More »

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Don’t Be Afraid of Clinical Trials

Progress in cancer treatment results from researching new procedures and drugs through clinical trials. If you are thinking about participating in a clinical trial, you may feel nervous or unsure. This is normal. But the more you know about what’s involved and what to expect, the more comfortable you’ll be about your decision. Read More »

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