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Male Breast Cancer: Grappling With a 'Woman's Disease'

Sharlene Hesse-Biber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Someone calls out your name and as you enter the consultation room, you hear the words, "You have breast cancer." It is not often we read stories about men with breast cancer. Yet for some men, this scene is their reality.

Your Mom Had Cancer -- Should You Be Worried?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Just because your mom had breast cancer does not mean that you will be struck with breast cancer as well. The causes of cancer are complex.

The Sisterhood of St. Angelina

Shelley Ross | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelley Ross

Disclosure of something as personal as having had both breasts removed is quite a daunting decision for many reasons, least of which is fear of being seen as "less of a woman," as even a world-class sex siren felt obligated to note.

'I Don't Want To Be A Statistic': My Decision To Get BRCA Tested

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Kravette

Growing up with the BRCA mutation looming overhead caused an enormous amount of strife within my family. Everyone approached the possibility of having this gene differently.