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Have you been told you have (or suspect you may have) dense breasts? What does this mean with regard to cancer risks and mammograms? We’ve gathered a few helpful resources to answer your questions: Find answers to the questions below fom the National Cancer Institute here: What are dense breasts? Are dense breasts common? What […]
From the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Myth: If the gene mutation BRCA1 or BRCA2 is detected in your DNA, you will definitely develop breast cancer Here’s The Truth According to the National Cancer Institute, regarding families who are known to carry BRCA1 or BRCA2, “not every woman in such families carries a harmful BRCA1 or […]
From the National Breast Cancer Association How to Make Your Doctor’s Appointment Easier Are you ready to make your next doctor’s appointment a little easier? Our brand-new Medical History Checklist can help you and your doctor identify important health information, find medical history details related to breast cancer, and support better doctor’s visits for years […]
Insights to Hormone Replacement Therapy by Lindsey Rux, FNP-C, with Gagon Family Medicine & Urgent Care Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a staple treatment for menopausal symptoms for years. What many people do not understand is there is always some risk when we introduce hormones into the body, especially after menopause. The average age […]
From the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute We sought to determine the strength of the evidence suggesting that estrogen and postmenopausal replacement hormones play a role in the development of breast cancer. We reviewed the existing English language literature in MEDLINE® on hormones and breast cancer, including reports on cell proliferation and endogenous hormone […]
Why This Chartbook? While much has been written about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is much less docu- mentation of its actual use in the U.S. This chartbook offers researchers, health- care professionals, and policy makers an inventory of information available about HRT use from recent nationally represen- tative data […]
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women.