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Diagnosis and Treatment

Ask the Docs!

On Monday 8/29 we’ll have a different take on open mic night – it will be “Ask the Docs”. There will be several physicians on hand to answer your questions. To try to keep it from being a complete free for all please tweet your questions or post them as comments in the blog. We […]

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Receiving a New Cancer Diagnosis and Test Results: Can We Do Better?

In October 2015, we asked the online cancer patient community for input on their preferences for receiving an initial cancer diagnosis and other test results. The question was prompted by a discussion on a breast surgeon forum. We received 1000 completed surveys! On April 16th, 2016,  Dr. Deanna Attai presented “Survey of Patient Perspectives on […]

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How Do You Prefer to Receive Test Results?

A conversation recently took place on a private breast surgeon’s forum. It revolved around how to best disclose cancer-related test results to patients. The group was pretty evenly split between wanting the patient to come in and have a direct conversation, versus giving preliminary information over the phone. Each group had very valid reasons for […]

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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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Highlights from #ASCO15
On: Jun 8, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

The American Society of Clinical Oncology held their Annual Meeting May 29-June 2 in Chicago. Here are some of the highlights, as told by the physicians who attended the meeting. Patient Reported Outcomes, Genetics, and Social Media Dr. Sarah Hawley  @Hawleysaraht  ASCO 2015 had some very interesting sessions covering patient-reported outcomes, decision-making and general health services […]

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