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Prophylactic Double Mastectomy

What It's Really Like Post-Mastectomy

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 11.14.2013 | Women
Joanna_Montgomery

Those of us who either opted to have mastectomies as a preventative measure, or had mastectomies as a life-saving measure, aren't excited about our "new boobs." In truth, we'll never be the same. We see ourselves differently now when we look in the mirror, because we are different, inside as well as outside.

Angelina's Choice

Myra J. Biblowit | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Myra J. Biblowit

Reading her thoughtful Op-Ed in the New York Times, I could not help but think about Ms. Jolie's ubiquitous Lara Croft character -- the adventurer, the warrior, the intellectual, the sex symbol. Today, Ms. Jolie has stepped out in what may be one of her most defining roles.

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."