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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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WILLIAM STEFANI, MD: How do you want your breasts to look after cancer surgery?

Published On: | Eric Brown

It used to be taboo to worry about cosmetic results following breast cancer surgery. Surgeons and patients were focused on one result – removing all of the cancer. How a woman’s breasts looked after surgery was not important. Fortunately, times have changed, and so have medical advancements. Dedicated breast surgeons and reconstructive surgeons can accomplish […]

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WILLIAM STEFANI, MD: Breast cancer and plastic surgery – what you want to know

Published On: | Eric Brown

During The Breast of Everything podcast, Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeon Eric Brown, MD; talked with Plastic Surgeon William Stefani, MD; about reconstructive surgery after breast surgery, and what women should know. Dr. Stefani is a board certified plastic surgeon who also completed a fellowship in aesthetic surgery. He has been voted “Top Doctor” many times by Hour Detroit magazine, Consumer […]

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RANDY HICKS, MD: Radiation therapy – The controversy regarding screening mammography

Published On: | Eric Brown

During a recent The Breast of Everything podcast, Breast Surgeon Linsey Gold, DO; talked with Radiologist Randy Hicks, MD; about questions women are asking regarding mammography screenings and the use of technology in detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages. Dr. Hicks is co-founder and co-director of Regional Medical Imaging, serving physicians and patients throughout […]

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Breast cancer survivor looks at life differently now

Published On: | Eric Brown

“The year 2019 was a difficult one for me,” breast cancer survivor and registered nurse Peggy “G” begins her story. “My mother passed away … I was her case manager and her advocate … I was exhausted,” she admits. “I was so consumed with her care that I almost forgot to schedule my annual mammogram. […]

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KIRAN DEVISETTY, MD: Radiation therapy – the big black box full of myths

Published On: | Eric Brown

When patients hear the word ‘radiation,’ they immediately think of the yellow symbol: it can cause cancer and it will do harm. However, when properly used in a controlled environment, it effectively will help treat and often cure cancer. Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeon Ashley Richardson, DO, discussed this topic with Radiation Oncologist Kiran Devisetty, MD, […]

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