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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 9 — Too Many Unnecessary Biopsies

Did you know… 1.6 million breast biopsies are performed each year in the US, and approximately 80% are found to be benign. Why so many biopsies?  Fear of malpractice influences radiologists to order a biopsy of “anything and everything that … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 7 — “Peach Ribbons Not Pink”

Did you know… The original “Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon” (B.C.A.R.) was peach. It was created by a woman named Charlotte Haley as a grassroots call to action for prevention and greater accountability. But…Charlotte’s peach ribbon got hijacked. The story is … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 6 — Pinkwashing 101

Did you know… The definition of Pinkwasher: A company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease. … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 5 — Lifestyle Medicine

Did you know… More than 70,000 breast cancer cases a year—40% of all cases—could be prevented with lifestyle measures. – American Institute for Cancer Research Food is a powerful, yet largely untapped resource for disease prevention. Many Diseases Are Preventable Science … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 2 — Dense Breast Tissue

Did you know… “Between 30% and 50% of cancers identified in women who undergo screening mammography are not detected by mammography.” – Dr. Christiane Kuhl, University of Aachen, Germany. Sadly Nancy Cappello’s invasive cancer was missed by mammograms. She founded … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 1 — Mammograms

Did you know… One of the largest studies ever on mammograms indicated they do not reduce cancer deaths. Listen to this short video with Dr. Joann Elmore, an expert in mammography… “This study adds to an accumulation of data… Multiple … 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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Women Empowering Women — Shifting the Paradigm

A phenomenal thing happens when women become educated and empowered. Inspiration. Motivation. Passion. Connection. Action. This is the fuel igniting a paradigm shift in women’s health. Women sharing their personal experiences. Their concerns and fears. Their desire for truth and … Continue reading

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DCIS is NOT a “Ticking Time Bomb” — What Women Really Need to Know

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee was told by her doctors she was “a ticking time bomb.” Is it any wonder that she and thousands of women like her are racing to the operating room to amputate both their breasts? Why such … Continue reading

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Listen to My Phone Consultation with Dr. Michael Lagios

It was November 3, 2011 when I had a phone consultation with Dr. Michael D. Lagios, a nationally recognized breast pathologist and medical director of The Breast Cancer Consultation Service. As I wrote about in “Donna’s Journey,” the information I learned from … Continue reading

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