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Keeping Patient Perspectives at the Forefront of DCIS Research

Patient Advocates from across the US and around the world came together to share insights about DCIS at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The COMET Study Patient Leadership Team presented “Changing the DCIS Conversation: Development of an Alternative Discourse by … Continue reading

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Active Surveillance P L U S — Donna’s Vision

“Active surveillance” of a potential cancerous condition through periodic medical imaging in itself can be extremely stressful — and the anxiety, worry and fear of cancer developing or progressing may not go away as time goes on.    Active Surveillance … Continue reading

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Aggressive Treatments for DCIS — or NOT? New Research Sheds Light

I hope every woman diagnosed with low-risk DCIS today knows they have a great opportunity that did not exist for me (and thousands others) in the past.

I feel an incredible sense of gratitude to all the forces and people that have made the COMET Study possible — to the physicians and cancer centers who are making it available — and to the women who will participate. Thank you! Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Mammograms: Hello SonoCiné Ultrasound

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein As more and more studies reveal the sad truth about mammograms, many women are left wondering what to do. We all want better, safer and … Continue reading

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Donna’s Official “Better-than-Awareness” Checklist

“Breast cancer is a dominant fear for many women. Fortunately, it’s also largely a preventable disease with the right diet and a healthy lifestyle. Contrary to what most people hope for, early detection by mammography causes more harm than good. … Continue reading

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The Downside of Mammograms – What Your Doctor May Not Be Telling You

Peter Gotzsche, M.D., author of Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy, states, “Screening saves probably one life for every 2,000 women who go for a mammogram. But it harms 10 others. Cancerous cells that will go away or never progress to … Continue reading

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Donna’s Story Featured in Women’s Health Magazine

Click here to read: ‘Why I Refused to Get Treatment When I Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer’ “Everyone has the association that cancer is a death sentence.” “You’re backed into a corner because of unknowns. My doctor said, ‘Don’t be … Continue reading

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