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Double Mastectomies For Men With Breast Cancer Are On The Rise | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller Published: 09/02/2015 06:06 PM EDT on LiveScience More men with breast cancer are opting to get both breasts removed, even the hea...

This Man Does 2,000 Nipple Tattoos A Year For Breast Cancer Survivors

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

One tattoo artist is using his talents to help breast cancer survivors who have undergone a mastectomy. In a HuffPost Live interview on Oct. 30, V...

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I was moved to showcase these women in hopes that women would draw strength, courage, and hope from these stories.

Happy 80th Birthday Pearle! Congratulations on 31 Years of Being a Breast Cancer Survivor!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I can think of no better time than to give congratulations to my patient Pearle Mintz. With the intent...

The New Options In Breast Cancer Surgery

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. ...

When It Comes to Breast Cancer, Less May Be More!

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

A new study published in Cancer finds that women who had early stage breast cancer had better survival rates if they had lumpectomy and radiation as opposed to total mastectomy.

Extreme Breast Cancer Prevention: Should At-Risk Women Have Both Breasts Removed?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

The news that 24-year-old Allyn Rose, Miss District of Columbia in this year's Miss America competition, is planning to have both of her breasts removed in the near future is the latest case of what we might call "extreme breast cancer prevention."

Can You Hear Me? Women and Their Doctors Talking About Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer

Mark E. Robson, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark E. Robson, M.D.

Women with breast cancer should be helped to clearly understand what can and cannot be achieved by prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and the potentially significant risks of the procedure. Doctors, in turn, should accept that a reduction in fear is a worthwhile goal in cancer treatment.

Catherine Pearson

Are Breast Cancer Patients Too Quick To Have The Other Breast Removed? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Women

Many breast cancer patients have their healthy breast removed along with the affected breast despite the relatively low risk of developing cancer in t...

Diagnosing Breast Cancer: The Quest for a 'Single Bullet'

Elisa Port, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisa Port, M.D.

In the last decades we have made much progress toward identifying and characterizing the pathways that lead to cancer development, but we also know that we have only just skimmed the surface of potential targeted therapy.

Breast Cancer Surgery -- Ignorance of Anatomy, Not a Dearth of Guidelines

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that nearly one in four women who have a lumpectomy to treat their breast cancer require another surgery to remove additional tissue.

Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Forgo Lymph Node Surgery

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO -- Many breast cancer patients can skip aggressive lymph node surgery without increasing their chances of a recurrence or death if their disea...

Drugs Before Surgery Help Women Avoid Mastectomies

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Taking hormone-blocking pills for a few months before breast cancer surgery can shrink tumors and allow many women to have just the lump removed inste...

MDs Don't Give Women With Breast Cancer Options

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Most doctors don't talk about breast reconstruction with women before cancer surgery, depriving them of key information that can sway their decision a...