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#BCSM Blog

Options for Breast Cancer Reconstruction

Guest post by Dr. David Song and Terri Coutee Breast Reconstruction is an option for women and men after having a mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis. It is also a consideration for women who have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation and wish to have a prophylactic mastectomy to greatly decrease the […]

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If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…
On: Feb 12, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Guest Post by Gary Schwitzer Lessons from 10 years of health news watchdog work In April, HealthNewsReview.org will be 10 years old. There is no comparable dynamic database of critiques of U.S. health care media messages. There are countless lessons to be learned from our experience of evaluating media messages about health care interventions. Two […]

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Nutrition after Cancer
On: Feb 11, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Guest Post by Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD Cancer Survivors are often highly motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health. However, a recent study comparing cancer survivors’ dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. People who have survived cancer eat fewer green vegetables and whole […]

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Updates from the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Guest post by Stacey Tinianov and Dr. Nimmi Kapoor Survivorship Symposium: A Review On Friday, January 15th, a diverse group of over 800 attendees met in San Francisco for the inaugural two-day Survivorship Symposium, jointly sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College […]

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The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project – An Update

Guest Post by Corrie Painter, Ph.D The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project is a nationwide patient-driven research project launched at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in October of 2015. Along with our advocacy partners (the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Young Survivor Coalition, […]

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