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Breast cancer: Awareness or prevention?

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  Every fall, the landscape turns pink as throngs of women don running shoes in the hope of curing breast cancer. Yet, the money generated from these endeavors has not been shown to impact the fact that one in eight women still gets breast cancer. Earlier this year, the President’s Cancer […]

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Breast health

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  Who is at risk for breast cancer? Everyone. Obviously, men and children are low-risk groups, but they are not risk-free. Less than one percent of all breast cancer occurs in men and children; women make up the rest. Aside from lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of […]

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Estrogen and breast cancer

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  If there is one thing women fear, it is breast cancer. Perhaps it is the fact that breasts are such a feminine attribute, strongly associated with attractiveness and fertility, or that women associate breast cancer with a loss of sexuality and even a loss of self. Some women are afraid […]

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