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Breast Cancer Updates from ASCO by Dr. Julie Gralow

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting was held last week in Chicago. Dr. Julie Gralow, a medical oncologist practicing in Seattle and specializing in breast cancer,  summarized some of the more important studies that were presented. To hear more from Dr. Gralow, follow her on twitter. ~DJA   See ASCO’s “Research Roundup” for […]

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(Reasonable) Fear Prompts “Extra” Mastectomy Decisions – An Opinion

A study was recently published evaluating the reasons why women diagnosed with breast cancer might undergo a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.1 First, some definitions: –       Mastectomy – removal of the entire breast –       Prophylactic mastectomy – removal of a breast that does not have cancer –       Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) – removal of the breast that […]

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