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Screening Guidelines – Always Changing!

On January 18th, 2016, the #BCSM community will discuss the ever changing nature of cancer screenings. Early in January, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced new guidelines stating that mammograms before age 50 were no longer essential.  You can read the press releases and latest news here: USPSTF Task Force Recommendations Dr. Deanna Attai, one […]

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Quality Of Life Research – DIVAS Study

Guest Post by Kristen D. Rosen MPD, PhD (Candidate) DIVAS Study: Help us evaluate a mindfulness app for women with breast cancer We are asking for your help to evaluate a mindfulness app and learn more about using mobile technology to deliver health interventions to women with breast cancer. Mindfulness training may help people with […]

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Male Breast Cancer
On: Oct 18, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

19 October 2015 This week’s chat will focus on male breast cancer. Approximately 1 in 1000 men will be affected annually in the US, accounting for approximately 2350 cases per year. Approximately 440 men will die due to metastatic breast cancer. Male breast cancer is often diagnosed in later stages compared to women for several […]

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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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Highlights from #BCS15

By Deanna J. Attai MD and Julie R. Gralow MD The Breast Cancer Symposium is a multi-disciplinary breast cancer conference, co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and The American Society of Radiation Oncology. It is a unique meeting as representatives from surgery, […]

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