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Your Patient Navigator- A Personal Guide through the Healthcare System

What is a Patient Navigator? Patient navigators are nurse practitioners or registered nurses that provide guidance through the healthcare system and work to overcome obstacles like misinformation, fear and medical costs, that are in the way of people receiving the care and treatment they require. They have a multi-faceted role that is integral to the [...]

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Freezing Cancer: Cryoablation Emerging as Effective Treatment for Low Risk Breast Cancers

Non-surgical breast cancer cryoablation, which destroys tumor cells by exposing them to sub-freezing temperatures, is proving to be an effective alternative to surgery for small breast cancers, with low-risk features, in women over 60 years, based on the early three-year results of an ongoing IRB-approved clinical trial. The findings of the multi-center ICE3 trial—the first [...]

HRT & Breast Cancer: Facts & Updated Recommendations

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and its relationship to breast cancer has been a controversial topic for many years. A common treatment for menopausal women, HRT was discontinued by many after the publication of a prominent government-backed 2002 study linking HRT to breast cancer (1), but recent studies have revealed a more subtle relationship, leading to [...]

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How Do Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Work?

No matter your breast cancer stage, participating in a clinical trial can not only improve your level of care, but can make a difference in the lives of future patients, often at little or no extra cost. Yet despite these benefits, only a small minority of patients (approximately 5%) will enroll in a clinical trial [...]

Subpectoral vs. Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Implant-based breast reconstruction remains the most common form of mastectomy reconstruction after breast cancer. Breast implant surgery represents approximately two-thirds of all breast reconstructions. The remaining reconstructions are autologous or “flap” reconstruction, which uses tissue from your own body to reconstruct the breast. Subpectoral Breast Implant Surgery While new technology allows some women to receive [...]