How Is Breast Cancer Staged?

After a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, doctors will figure out whether it has spread, and if so, how far. This is called staging. The stage of a cancer helps determine how serious the cancer is and how best to treat it. Staging is the process of finding out how widespread the cancer is when it is...

7 Things to Know About Mammograms

Amammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breasts. The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 and over get a mammogram every year, along with a breast exam by a doctor or nurse. Knowing what to expect may help you get through the process more smoothly. Here is what you...

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is one or more operations performed to restore all components of the breast of women who have undergone mastectomy or removal of the entire breast. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy has evolved over the last century to become an integral component in the therapy for many women with...

Cancer Doesn’t Mean We Have to Stop Living: Regain Your Energy and Vitality!

Today, there are 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Many continue to suffer from the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments as long as 10 years after completing treatment. These patients are looking for help to restore and maintain their health. Oncologists are focused on pathology and...

Common Breast Cancer Myths: The Truth About Breast Cancer

While early detection and advances in treatment have created millions of breast cancer survivors, it remains the second-deadliest cancer affecting American women. As oncologists, we often hear misconceptions about the disease from patients. It’s important to have the facts and dispel common myths...

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