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5 Healthy Habits For Back-to-School

Prepping your meals ahead of time and making a bagged lunch every day are healthy habits that help improve breast health. As we know from our high school breast health programs, back-to-school time can be a stressful time for parents, teachers, and students. The good news is that it can also be a great opportunity [...]

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How Does Sex Reassignment Surgery Affect Breast Cancer Risk Factors?

Breast cancer risk factors are heavily influenced by sex assigned at birth and hormone levels. So it’s no wonder that one of the top questions we get in our breast health programs is, what about transgender men and women?

How Do Breast Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapy Treatments Work?

At our hospital, we get a lot of questions about immunotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Immunotherapy is one of latest, most promising lines of research in breast cancer, part of a growing breed of biologic therapies. Immunotherapy is often mentioned in the same context as the coveted “breast cancer vaccine.” Although immunotherapy and cancer vaccines are still in the research phase, many believe immunotherapy alone, or [...]

Breast Cancer & E-Cigarettes: Is Vaping a Safer Alternative to Smoking?

Vaping and electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigs or vape pens) have long been touted as healthier alternatives to smoking. But how does vaping compare to traditional smoking, especially when it comes to breast cancer? How Does Smoking Cause Breast Cancer? Medical studies from the last twenty years agree that smoking is bad news when it comes [...]

New Study Calculates Contribution of Smoking, Poor Diet, Obesity, and Other Modifiable Risk Factors to Cancer in the United States

Four in ten cancer cases & deaths linked to modifiable risk factors A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables. The study finds more than four in ten [...]

Tamoxifen, Raloxifene & Aromatase Inhibitors: How Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs Work

If you or a loved one has increased risk factors for breast cancer, developing a risk reduction plan is an important conversation to have with your doctor. At our hospital, we always recommend tackling obesity and alcohol usage first, but for those at high risk, chemoprevention can be a small piece of the risk reduction [...]

Night Work and Breast Cancer: Updated

Here’s good news for the 15 million Americans who work night shifts and other irregular or rotating schedules. A new review that compiled data from over 1.4 million women challenges the 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) assertion that breast cancer risks increase for those working nights. New Data on the Breast Cancer & Night Shift Link [...]

You Are What You Eat

With the seasons changing, there is a high chance that many of us will  be under the weather at one point or another. Here are a few tips we can start practicing in order to keep our defenses up: Drink Lemon Water every morning: Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great [...]

The Maurer Foundation featured in Garden City News

The Maurer Foundation was recently featured in an online article by Garden City News.  The article highlighted our recent program for seniors at Garden City High School for their annual Women’s Health Awareness event.  We are happy to say that we have been visiting Garden City High School since 2006! Our interactive programs teach students how [...]

Breast Cancer and Women Under 40

What do women under 40 need to know about breast cancer?