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2015

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

On 8/10/15 we will discuss genetic testing for breast cancer risk with Drs. Mark Robson and Steven Katz. This Fact Sheet from the National Cancer Institute contains information about BRCA 1 and 2 mutations. This post by Dr. Robson discusses next generation genetic testing including important considerations. Dr. Steven Katz recently co-authored Treatment Decision Making and […]

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#BCSM Spotlight – Beth L. Gainer
On: Aug 5, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

Breast cancer: the big surprise I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2001. It was a shock, especially since I’d always been healthy, led a healthy lifestyle, and had a family history of longevity — my family members die of old age. I had been lulled into a false sense of complacency, figuring I […]

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#BCSM Leads to Increased Knowledge and Decreased Anxiety
On: Jul 30, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

30 July 2015 A study published today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research demonstrated that breast cancer patients participating in an online support community based on twitter had increased knowledge and decreased anxiety regarding their condition. The Breast Cancer Social Media (#BCSM) community was founded in 2011 by two breast cancer survivors, Alicia Staley and […]

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Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
On: Jul 26, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

Guest post by Minas Chrysopoulo MD and Courtney Floyd Breast reconstruction isn’t for everyone, but it is an option everyone has the right to consider. Those who choose to undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy have several reconstructive options ranging from breast implants to using their own tissue. The procedure is usually covered by insurance in […]

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#BCSM Spotlight – Dr. Matthew Katz
On: Jul 22, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

Why does connecting on social media matter to you? Social media are powerful communications tools that can be a great help, but I don’t think we know how to use it well yet. I often learn how to be a better doctor by listening to others. My hope is that I can help make it […]

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