Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Add a Comment By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk. read more

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3-D Photography Helps Early Detection in Patients at High Risk for Melanoma

Add a Comment By Rosie Foster, MA  |  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Allan Halpern (left) and Michael Marchetti review images assembled into a 3-D digital model of a patient. read more

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Study Suggests Double Mastectomy Often Done Unnecessarily

4 comments By Jennifer Bassett, MA, Senior Managing Editor & Content Strategist  |  Thursday, May 22, 2014 Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgeon Tari King talks to CBS Online about a new study suggesting double mastectomies may be performed unnecessarily in many women. read more

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Anxiety May Be Fueling More-Extensive Surgeries in Breast Cancer Patients

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Monday, April 7, 2014 Increasingly, women diagnosed with cancer in one breast are choosing to have their other, healthy breast removed, but experts say this additional surgery provides no survival benefits. read more

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Inherited Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Uterine Cancer

1 comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Friday, March 28, 2014 A study has found that mutations in the gene BRCA1 are associated with an increased likelihood of developing a rare, aggressive form of uterine cancer. read more

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Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Treatment for People with BRCA Gene Mutations

1 comment By Helen Garey  |  Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Cancer genetics experts say the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations has transformed the way doctors prevent and treat hereditary cancers. read more

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New Online Tool Helps People Decide Whether to Be Screened for Lung Cancer

6 comments By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, July 30, 2013 A new online decision tool can help current or former smokers determine whether they would benefit from lung cancer screening. read more

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