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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

by Jessica Iannotta, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

Women facing a new diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer survivors, often seek to make healthy changes in order to help prevent recurrence. Other women who have a family history of breast cancer may also seek to maintain a healthy preventative diet and lifestyle. Healthy diet, healthy body weight, and regular exercise all work together to help reduce breast cancer risk.

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Know Your Options

by Vladimir Lange, MD

Almost any woman who has had a mastectomy can have her breast reconstructed. New techniques and better skills enable surgeons to achieve results that can be remarkably natural and pleasing.

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Breast Cancer Update

The 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.

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Weight Lifting Does Not Appear to Increase Risk of Arm Swelling, Discomfort for Breast Cancer Survivors

A slowly progressive weight-lifting program for breast cancer survivors did not increase their risk of lymphedema (arm swelling and discomfort), according to a study appearing in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Highlights of the 2010 Breast Cancer Symposium

The 2010 Breast Cancer Symposium featured presentations on the latest multidisciplinary research from selected, theme-based translational and clinical abstracts, as well as related educational sessions. Co-sponsors include the American Society of Breast Disease, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the National Consortium of Breast Centers, and The Society of Surgical Oncology.

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Ten Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment

by Julie Gralow, MD

You have just been told you have breast cancer. You are feeling every possible emotion and wondering what to do now. Here are 10 tips that comprise a simple plan of action to get you through treatment.

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – The Affordable Care Act and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law earlier this year, makes breast cancer screening and coverage for treatment available and accessible by requiring health plans to cover preventive services and eliminate cost-sharing and by making health coverage more affordable and accessible for women. The Act prohibits insurance companies from imposing lifetime dollar limits on essential benefits, which will help women with breast cancer continue to get the care they need.

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When Your Wife Has Breast Cancer

by Rene Barrat-Gordon, LISW-S

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, her spouse needs to know how to support her emotionally while also caring for his own needs. Here are five things you can do to support your wife during breast cancer treatment.

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