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3 Big Breakthroughs In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted 10.28.2014 | OWN

Forty thousand women still die from the disease every year, but new research shows that hope may be on the horizon. By Rebecca Webber Over...

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge

Catheryn Yashar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.

Too often, I encounter a newly-diagnosed, frightened woman who doesn't know that the choice for treatment is hers to make. Her surgeon, medical oncologist, and the radiation oncologist are all there to help guide her, but ultimately the decision should be -- must be -- hers.

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.

Cancer Is Not a Gift

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The Silver Linings that I have experienced (and continue to experience!) during my cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery help me get through each and every day. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the Silver Linings, but you'll never, ever, not in a million years hear me refer to cancer as a gift.

Top 10 Movies To Watch During Chemo

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The two to three hours spent in chemo are absolutely no fun. There was a Silver Lining though, when I reminded myself that I could watch feel-good, no-brainer movies either on my laptop or iPad.

Oncology + Palliative Care = Winning Team

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

One big misnomer in our culture is that doctors (solely) develop a patient's plan of care. No. No. No. This could not be farther from the truth! Patients have a real responsibility to be fully engaged in the development (and revision) of a plan of care.

12 Medical Tests That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Enter a new term into the midlife vernacular: medical gluttony. It's when our doctors order a barrage of "just in case" medical testing to keep us hap...