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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Preparation and knowledge are often the most important tools when facing health challenges. Genetic testing is an invaluable resource in determining if your family history increases your risk for breast cancer. The three most well-known genes that can determine a person’s risk for breast cancer are the BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2. Some cases of breast [...]
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What is a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy?

One of the most daunting parts of a debilitating illness is the notion that your quality of life will never be the same. While many women are certainly grateful to survive illnesses associated with tumor, there is often a stigma associated with deep breast-tissue removal. Fortunately, there are now patient-centered methods of mastectomy that can […]

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African American women with breast cancer face both a higher financial impact and mortality rate than other groups

Even though the overall rates of breast cancer diagnosis in black and white women are approximately the same, black women are 20% to 40% more likely to die from breast cancer. Researchers believe the difference in survival rates is likely due to several factors, including genetics, the biology of the cancer, cost associated with treating […]

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