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Study: Younger women with early stage breast cancer may be better off choosing a mastectomy

Many cancer specialists have long urged women diagnosed with breast cancer that hasn’t spread to their lymph nodes to seek less aggressive treatments than a mastectomy, even as a trend toward mastectomies has cropped up with advances in reconstructive surgery and differences in insurance reimbursements. 190 more words

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Almost Done - May 4, 2016I

I can hardly believe it…but I’m almost done with Herceptin treatments.  17 months of chemotherapy:  while the last few months have been a piece of cake compared to the early treatments I wouldn’t wish chemo on my worst enemy.   316 more words

Blood Test Misery

Today I had a blood test – only one sample today !

The results showed my white blood cell count is 0.3 a normal person should be 1.7 this is very low and it makes me very vulnerable to infection and other problems. 98 more words

How to Keep Breast Cancer a Secret

What to Do

Make sure the radiology practice you use isn’t too aggressive about drumming up business for an oncology practice, and make sure the medical professionals you list to get a copy don’t share it beyond your consent. 228 more words

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