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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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Celebrating Geneticist Mary-Claire King – Discovering the BRCA1 gene

Affecting one in eight women in the United States, the impact of breast cancer touches nearly everyone. We want to celebrate the accomplishments of advocate and geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose ground breaking research revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Born in a suburb of Chicago, Mary-Claire King developed an interest in solving mysteries […]

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