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Get your annual mammogram, Rochester Hills wife and mother urges

Published On: | Eric Brown

Elizabeth Reeve is living proof that getting an annual mammogram can save your life. During her routine annual physical, a breast exam was conducted, and Elizabeth was told everything was fine. “The stars clearly were aligned that day,” she reflects. “As I got into my car, I realized my doctor had not ordered an annual […]

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Chemotherapy and fear are not hand in hand

Published On: | Eric Brown

You just learned you have cancer. Your life is about to turn upside down. Your mind is racing 100 miles an hour with all kinds of fears and worries when you hear another frightening word – chemotherapy. Now, panic and anxiety overwhelm you. Question after question pops into your head … what will happen to […]

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Local high school teacher learns breast cancer can strike at any age

Published On: | Eric Brown

School was out for the year and the July 4 holiday was approaching – two perfect reasons to celebrate. However, for Carman-Ainsworth High School health teacher Abbey Cowen, summer plans were about to change. In June 2007, Abbey went to see her primary care physician – Renee Krusniak, DO, for her usual annual physical. That […]

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Genetic testing is an option to help determine risk of breast cancer

Published On: | Eric Brown

Your grandmother and mother had breast cancer. Does this mean you also will get breast cancer? Here is the good news: only about 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are related to family history. Here is more good news: receiving information, resources and advice may help relieve your anxiety, and also empowers you to […]

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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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Second opinion pays off for local breast cancer patient

Published On: | Eric Brown

Grand Blanc resident, early childhood educator and owner of Studio T Pilates, Tami Lysher understands first hand the value of a second opinion. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and referred to a surgeon who, “without even reviewing my chart or my test results, told me I needed a mastectomy. I was given […]

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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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The Value of the DCISionRT® Test

Published On: | Eric Brown

Listen to Dr Eric Brown participate on this DCIS webcast discussion. With 60,000 new pure DCIS patients diagnosed annually in the US, Drs. Rick Brown and James Pellicane offer insights as to how they use this test in their practice when counseling DCIS patients.  Currently 77% of DCIS patients have breast conserving surgery (BCS), but […]

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Implementing Molecular Testing for DCIS

Published On: | Eric Brown

Listen to Dr Linsey Gold and Dr Eric Brown participate on this DCIS webcast discussion. With Pat Whitworth and Michael Alvarado hosting the chat with a panel of TME breast surgeons, and Rick Baehner M.D., VP of Development Oncology and Pathology at Genomic Health and Assistant Professor of Pathology at UCSF, the panel focus on […]

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