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Thankful for PCORI & Patient-Centered Research

I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of  PCORI — Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Three days of presentations and panel discussions all focused on one recurring theme: Patient voices, preferences, values, experiences, and outcomes matter. I felt … Continue reading

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What is “Low-risk” DCIS & Why is The COMET Study Urgently Needed?

The COMET Study is the nation’s first prospective, randomized clinical trial aimed at resolving an ongoing debate about the best way to manage “low-risk” DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), also known as “stage zero” breast cancer. “This is a trial … Continue reading

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DCIS Decision-Making — What Makes Us Different?

Why is it that a majority of women diagnosed with DCIS choose the path of “standard” aggressive treatment (mastectomy or lumpectomy plus weeks of radiation and years of “prevention” drugs), while a small minority say “NO WAY — this is … Continue reading

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Why the “Standard of Care” Must Change

Despite clear evidence from the most extensive study to date on DCIS — that there is no benefit to surgery, radiation and drugs (“standard of care” treatment for DCIS) — and despite significant harms of these treatments — doctors will most … Continue reading

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ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE — DO YOU WISH YOU WOULD HAVE HAD THIS AS A TREATMENT OPTION?

Some doctors are studying whether Active Surveillance (following you closely and not operating on you unless you get cancer) may be a good alternative to surgery for DCIS.  Do you wish you were offered Active Surveillance as a treatment option … Continue reading

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Interview with Donna: The Dilemma of Overdiagnosis

Click here to listen to a very important discussion/interview regarding my experiences with DCIS, the problem with mammograms and the “Dilemma of Over-diagnosis.” Thank you Connie Bowman for shining the light on this very important topic on your podcast “HAPPY HEALTHY YOU”!

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Radio Interview with Donna Pinto: “Listening to Your Inner Guidance”

Have a listen to my interview today with Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos (Kat), author of “Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing.”  Click here. Check out Kat’s  website here.

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