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General Medical · Health

From Age 40, Yearly Mammograms Save Lives

By Women's Voices For Change
When it comes to recommending yearly mammograms and affirming that mammograms save lives, let’s stop getting hung up on technicalities. Let’s stop re-crunching the numbers until they give us a different answer, and accept what the data demonstrates: From age 40—not age 50—yearly mammograms save lives.
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News

Wednesday 5: Diane Humetewa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Mariska Hargitay

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday 5: Judge Diane J. Humetewa is breaking ground for Native American women; we celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Mariska Hargitay's real-life support for sexual assault survivors; Middle Eastern photographers reframe how we view women in the Muslim world; and one woman's year-long documentation of her fight with breast cancer.
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General Medical · Health

Women’s Voices on Breast Cancer

By Women's Voices For Change
Last week's article “From the WVFC Archives” gathered together our recent research-driven, physician-written articles on breast cancer. Naturally, Women’s Voices for Change has also given voices to patients. These are their stories.
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General Medical · Health

From the WVFC Archives: Counsel on Breast Cancer, from A (Anesthesia) to S (Surgery)

By Women's Voices For Change
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Accordingly, we have gathered together our most recent posts on breast cancer. Members of WVFC’s Medical Advisory board—physicians who are specialists in their fields—write all of these articles. They highlight the latest research on the full range of patient concerns: anesthesia, alcohol and breast cancer, breast density, breast reconstruction, hormone therapy, implants, radiation, screening, and surgery.
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Health

A Rare Breast Cancer Remembered

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I was a 27-year-old surgical intern at New York Hospital in 1976 when I took care of my first patient who died from breast cancer. Mrs. M. was a 40-year-old woman with two young children and a loving husband. About eight weeks before I began treating her, she had noticed that her left breast had become swollen, red, and somewhat tender. Her skin felt firm and the texture was like the skin of an orange.

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General Medical · Health

Prophylactic Mastectomy: Why Remove A Healthy Breast?

By Eleni Tousimis, M.D.
Eleni Tousimis, M.D.,

New research out of Wake Forest Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, revealed an interesting trend: Women diagnosed with breast cancer were choosing to have not only the affected breast removed, but also the normal, healthy one — even when they did not carry the gene for developing breast cancer

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