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How This Technology Is Improving the Accuracy of Breast Cancer Surgery

Dec 19, 2019

If you’re a woman over 40, chances are your doctor has probably advised you to begin getting annual mammograms. As these screenings have become the norm, doctors are now more likely to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. However, these tumors tend to be smaller, and surgeons have a more...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
A mammography tech helps a woman get ready for her mammogram.

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Sep 23, 2019

The five-year survival rate of breast cancer is nearly 100% when detected early. However, symptoms don’t tend to show up until the cancer has grown, so how are you supposed to find it in its beginning stages? Mammograms allow doctors to detect even the slightest changes in your breast tissue and...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Imaging
Women's Health
Pink Genome Sequencing Report

Is the Answer to Breast Cancer in Our DNA?

Sep 13, 2019

Solving a riddle is always easiest when you have all of the background information. The same concept applies to breast cancer. When doctors can determine what is causing breast cells to multiply rapidly, they can prescribe the medication most likely to remove the stimulus. However, the sources of...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
A breast cancer patient happily walks with her doctor.

Reducing Chemotherapy's Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Sep 09, 2019

Ask just about anyone how doctors treat cancer, and their response will most likely include the word “chemotherapy.” But the team at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Cancer Center at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is working to change that perception. Chemotherapy can be expensive and...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
Women's Health
A cancer survivor is stretching her legs in a park

Thriving After Cancer: Tips for Survivors

May 29, 2019

You’ve finished your last cancer treatment, and you’re ready to return to the routine you had before your diagnosis. But you might not recognize your new, cancer-free life. You may be experiencing different emotions, or things might simply feel different. Adjusting can be overwhelming, but with a...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Woman in orange shirt sits and speaks with a young female doctor in an orange shirt

Are You at Risk of the 5 Most Common Cancers?

Jan 09, 2019

Cancer, a condition where cells multiply at an abnormally fast rate, can develop in any part of the body. Every cancer has its own risk factors, and it’s hard to keep track of the symptoms that might help you to identify the disease, so many people find themselves in the dark when it comes to...

Oncology
Healthy Aging
General Health & Wellness
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
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5 Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Sep 27, 2018

Sometimes it’s difficult to sift through the rumors to get the facts about breast cancer. Don’t let the hearsay stress you out. We’re debunking five common breast cancer myths so you can make informed decisions about your health. 1. Myth: Wearing bras causes breast cancer. People have argued that...

Women's Health
Oncology
Breast Cancer
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7 Surprising Factors That Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk

Sep 18, 2018

You’ve probably heard that an unhealthy diet or a family history of breast cancer can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. However, there are many more risk factors you might not have considered. Knowing risk factors gives you the power to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk and...

Healthy Aging
Oncology
Women's Health
Breast Cancer

3 Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects & What You Can Do

Oct 12, 2017

When going through a breast cancer treatment plan, the side effects of the treatment itself can negatively affect your quality of life. You may feel like you have a fuzzy, forgetful brain. You might lose your interest in food. Or, your hair may start to fall out. All of these can lead to feelings...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Women's Health

3 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Oct 12, 2017

If you are a woman in the U.S., you have about a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer over the course of your life. Though breast cancer statistics are alarming, there are ways you can reduce your risk. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, one-third of breast cancer...

Breast Cancer
Healthy Aging
Oncology
Women's Health