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Breast cancer survivor recommends seeking a second opinion

Published On: | Eric Brown

It’s been 12 years since Registered Nurse Cory Pacheco heard the one word every single person fears … cancer. “When I got that phone call, it sucked the life right out of me,” she recalls vividly. “I eat right, I exercise regularly, I don’t smoke, I drink socially … I do everything I can to […]

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Cory Pacheco, RN, on Breast cancer survivor recommends seeking a second opinion

Published On: | Eric Brown

It’s been 12 years since Registered Nurse Cory Pacheco heard the one word every single person fears … cancer. “When I got that phone call, it sucked the life right out of me,” she recalls vividly. “I eat right, I exercise regularly, I don’t smoke, I drink socially … I do everything I can to […]

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The Role of a Breast Care Navigator

Published On: | Eric Brown

When a woman finds out she has breast cancer, in many cases she needs someone to “hold her hand” through this unanticipated and frightening journey into the unknown. Women face a confusing maze of questions and often become overwhelmed very quickly. As physicians, we do our best to provide as much support and information as […]

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MARSHA SCHMIT: The role of a breast care navigator

Published On: | Eric Brown

When a woman finds out she has breast cancer, in many cases she needs someone to “hold her hand” through this unanticipated and frightening journey into the unknown. Women face a confusing maze of questions and often become overwhelmed very quickly. As physicians, we do our best to provide as much support and information as […]

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SUE GLADER: “I have breast cancer…and a toddler”

Published On: | Eric Brown

Who would ever think that a young mother with a toddler would have to deal with breast cancer? It happened to Sue Glader, a 33-year-old wife, mother of a 13-month-old son, and freelance copywriter. She survived in stride with every step of her cancer – from diagnosis, to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – and it […]

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JACKIE SMILEY: Genetic testing: the amazing medical contribution often overlooked

Published On: | Eric Brown

Finding out if you have a genetic mutation can be lifesaving for patients, their families and future generations. Genetic testing plays a vital role in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. So much can be done once your physician knows if a mutation exists.  Jackie Smiley, nurse practitioner and high-risk genetics coordinator for Hurley Medical […]

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DR. JOE KORT: How do we heal emotional trauma?

Published On: | Eric Brown

When we break the news to women that they have breast cancer, it is one of the most difficult conversations to have; and even though we’ve had these talks countless times, they never get easier. Our patients are anxious and worried; the information we are giving them will change their life forever. As surgeons, we […]

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AMANDA MORAN: How to live a healthy, happy life as a cancer survivor

Published On: | Eric Brown

“Cancer wasn’t even on our radar, now it is a major focus.” Amanda Moran, MA, Ed, EdS, group fitness director for Ascension Genesys Health Club, was a featured guest on The Breast of Everything podcast, sharing not only her own family experience with breast cancer, but also advice on how to live a healthy, happy, […]

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DR RACHEL NEEDLE: Let’s Talk About Sex

Published On: | Eric Brown

As clinicians, we find the majority of our patients will experience side effects from their cancer treatment, including a disruption in their sex life. In fact, many say it comes to a screeching halt. They feel their focus should be on beating cancer, not on sex and intimacy, so they don’t even bring up the […]

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What women should want to know about their breast health

Published On: | Eric Brown

Repeatedly, in our office, we hear the same questions and concerns from women about their breast health. Sugar causes cancer; underwire bras shouldn’t be worn; don’t use deodorant; if there is no family history of breast cancer, I won’t get it; I’m too young to get breast cancer … we hear the same misconceptions over […]

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