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Anne’s story of hope and happiness following two surgeries

Published On: | Eric Brown

“I was vigilant; I performed breast self-exams routinely and went for my mammograms regularly; I exercise, I eat healthy … but, I knew I would get breast cancer … it just happened sooner than I expected.” Anne, a Human Resources professional living in the North Oakland County area, was 50 years old when she received […]

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I’m under 40. Should I worry about getting breast cancer?

Published On: | Eric Brown

Younger women usually don’t think about getting breast cancer because their risk is much lower than older women. However, about 11 percent of all new breast cancer cases in the US are detected in women under the age of 45. More importantly, when breast cancer is diagnosed at a young age (under the age of […]

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Stop Cancer Dead in it’s Tracks

Published On: | Eric Brown

When it comes to breast exams sooner is better. On a recent October episode of the Dr. Nandi Show entitled ‘Stop Cancer Dead in it’s Tracks‘, Dr. Eric Brown elaborated on this and other breast cancer related subjects. ‘Breast cancer is curable nowadays, and our cure rates are the highest they have ever been. And […]

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Top 10 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

Published On: | Eric Brown

Breast cancer is the #1 enemy of women – FALSE! Young women don’t get breast cancer – FALSE! A negative mammogram means you do not have breast cancer – FALSE! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to get your facts straight when it comes to breast cancer. We want to share with you […]

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A Call To Continue Free Mammograms

Published On: | Eric Brown

MIKULSKI CALLS ON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROTECT ACCESS TO FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR WOMEN 40 AND OLDER Currently women aged 40 to 74 are guaranteed an annual free mammogram as result of Senator Mikulski’s ‘Women’s Preventive Health Amendment’ to the Affordable Care Act Draft recommendation by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force threatens […]

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American Cancer Society Got It Wrong

Published On: | Eric Brown

Recently, the American Cancer Society updated their recommendations regarding screening mammography. To summarize I believe that the ACS methodology for their guidelines analysis was excellent. They reviewed both current and old scientific articles, they sought out the opinions of experts in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and they utilized scientific data in their guideline development. However, as […]

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What is all the talk about ‘breast density’?

Published On: | Eric Brown

Michigan became the 21st state to enact breast density inform legislation. Governor Snyder signed Michigan’s breast density inform bill into law (SB 0879) and it becomes effective June, 2015. The first density reporting law was enacted in Connecticut in 2009.  Another eight states are due to introduce density reporting legislation in 2015, according to Are […]

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Breast Self-Exams & Mammograms for Early Cancer Detection

Published On: | Kylie Chin

A breast self-exam is an at-home technique for identifying common symptoms of breast disease. When cancer forms in the breast, it usually appears as a lump or hardened knot — warning signs that can easily be detected by performing monthly self-examinations. The most effective method for identifying breast cancer is a mammogram, an x-ray evaluation […]

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Mammogram Controversy … Or Is It?

Published On: | Kylie Chin

Once again, the controversy regarding the benefit of routine screening mammogram has been pushed to center stage.  Unfortunately, doubt about the value of mammography ripped through the media before serious doubts about the validity of last week’s Canadian National Breast Screening Study (British Journal of Medicine) were properly investigated.  In an environment when unsubstantiated fears […]

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Treating Breast Cancer: Surgery

Published On: | Kylie Chin

There are quite a few breast cancer treatment options and you may feel overwhelmed when initially discussing and weighing decisions with your doctor. While the options will be narrowed by several determining factors (type/stage of cancer, your overall health, and whether the cancer cells are sensitive to hormones) the ultimate decision is largely based on […]

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