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Posts Categorized: Breast Cancer Awareness

Take off the pink-colored glasses and take in the reality of Pinktober

Published On: | Eric Brown

Everyone supports the fight against breast cancer; that fact is indisputable. But, the pink ribbon bandwagon may be slowing down as more and more women are saying “stop” – stop to the cutesy slogans and the ocean of pink paraphernalia available for purchase and profit every year in October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month originated back […]

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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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The Value of a Second Opinion

Published On: | Eric Brown

When patients hear the words “you have cancer,” oftentimes their brain shuts off to any other information shared with them at that time. As a result, they may leave the doctor’s office frightened, worried, and unclear on what to do next. The patient couldn’t possibly expect to be able to digest the treatment plan the […]

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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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Dr. Gold speaks on the topic of Lumpectomy Reconstruction in a recent Bottom Line episode

Published On: | Eric Brown

Today’s breast cancer patient stands a much greater chance of survival than ever before. While many women have come to think immediately of mastectomy, complete removal of one or both breasts, experts like Dr. Linsey Gold encourage them to seek better solutions.  Why survive breast cancer without your breasts when you do not have to? […]

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Ten years later, breast cancer survivor retells her story of a new life

Published On: | Eric Brown

“I eat right, exercise regularly, don’t smoke, do everything I can to stay healthy … and I still got cancer.” Flint resident Cory Pacheco initially speaks somewhat casually when sharing the story about her breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and next phase of her life. A Hurley registered nurse for the past 30 years, Cory admits […]

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Breast cancer is not a death sentence

Published On: | Eric Brown

When we have to break the news to a patient that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, in most conversations, the reaction is very similar – as soon as they hear “breast cancer,” they stop listening. Their mind immediately begins thinking, “I’m going to die.” That’s when we quickly begin talking a patient off […]

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The Never Ending Controversy of Screening Mammography

Published On: | Eric Brown

Well, it seems like this topic is like a cat, having multiple (probably more than nine) lives.  I posted about mammograms, and, the ongoing ‘controversy’ in February, 2014, and, the topic constantly resurfaces: Are mammograms necessary? Are they ‘harmful’? When should we start?  Who should have one and how often? Truths are truths … no […]

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Nipple Tattoos: Making Breast Cancer Survivors Feel Whole Again

Published On: | Kylie Chin

Women with breast cancer are traveling from all over the country and as far as India to the town of Finksburg, MD for something unusual—a three-dimensional nipple tattoo. Vinnie Myers, owner of Little Vinnie’s Tattoos, has been providing natural looking nipple tattoos to women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer for over a decade. […]

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Male Breast Cancer

Published On: | Kylie Chin

That’s not a typo—breast cancer can and does occur in men but it’s rare. In fact, it occurs in less than 1% of all breast cancer cases, so most people don’t even realize that the disease affects more than just women. According to cancer researchers, it’s estimated that in 2014 there will be 2,360 new […]

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