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Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Published On: |Eric Brown

A very common questions that patients have is “why did I get breast cancer?”.  Unfortunately, there are rarely satisfying answers.  Here is a terrific article published in 2010 by the National Institute of Health, on breast cancer risk factors.  There is a lot of very helpful information: The etiology of the majority of breast cancers […]

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Study shows treatment for breast cancer may cause financial stress

Published On: |Kylie Chin

No one can deny that coping with a breast cancer diagnosis is hard enough, and studies show that treatment is causing another type of stress: financial hardship. According to a recent breast cancer study by the University of Michigan, 25 percent of survivors are still reeling from financial stress four years after receiving treatment, and […]

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Can hair loss from chemotherapy be prevented?

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Hair loss (alopecia) is an unfortunate side effect of chemotherapy, but breast cancer researchers are experimenting with scalp hypothermia (cryotherapy or cold-cap therapy)—a technique that uses a special head-cap to protect against chemo-induced alopecia. According to the NY Daily News, a scalp-cooling device known as a DigniCap may soon be available in the U.S., and […]

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Oncology Exercise and Wellness Program to Enhance Survivorship

Published On: |Kylie Chin

When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, most primary cancer care shifts their focus to treatment planning rather than proactive integration of interventions to mitigate side effects associated with chemotherapy or radiation—but that’s not how Beaumont Cancer Institute (BCI) approaches treatment. BCI developed the Beaumont Oncology Exercise and Wellness Rehabilitation Program as part of an […]

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Affordable Care Act Will Cover Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the decision to fully cover medications intended to prevent breast cancer for at-risk women. This comes as part of the Affordable Care Act’s preventative care benefits and goes into effect this coming September—leaving insurers a year to make the change. The new coverage comes […]

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Twin Shares Tissue for Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Published On: |Kylie Chin

A remarkable story broke last week about two, twin sisters both diagnosed with breast cancer within a few months of each other and one twin donating tissue to her sister for breast reconstruction surgery. The 34-year-old twin sisters from Crown Point, Indiana, Kristen Maurer and Kelly McCarthy, were not the first to donate tissue to […]

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New Zealand Airline Trivializes Breast Cancer

Published On: |Kylie Chin

When Jackie McKenzie got off the phone she started to cry. It was August and she had been diagnosed with breast cancer just days earlier—but that wasn’t the catalyst for her tears. McKenzie was upset with the flippant, belittling response of an airline representative in regards to her special request: “Your application has been declined […]

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Share Your Breast Cancer Stories with The New York Times

Published On: |Kylie Chin

We all have stories. Tales of triumph, tales of defeat—depressing stories, uplifting stories, stories we can learn from and stories we want to forget. Somehow, hearing a story about breast cancer, no matter the outcome, seems to touch on all of the previously mentioned emotions. The ups and downs, the small victories and the overwhelming […]

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A Reaction: Breast Cancer’s Evolution

Published On: |Kylie Chin

TED and the Huffington Post have started TEDWeekends, which includes programming and articles nested around a recent TEDTalk. If you’re not familiar with TED, here’s a link to catch you up.  Earlier this month Louise Leaky delivered her talk entitled: Is the Human Race In Danger Of Becoming Extinct Soon? You can watch the speech […]

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Beaumont Hospital’s New Inpatient Oncology Unit

Published On: |Kylie Chin

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