How Much Do Genetics Impact the Risk for Breast Cancer?

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What causes breast cancer? How much do genetics impact the risk for developing breast cancer? Given that 1 in 8 women will develop the disease, these are common questions many women and their families ask. Stephanie Graff, MD, medical oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health in Kansas City, answers common questions. … Continued

What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Surgical Choices


When diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first topics you, your family and your care team will discuss is your treatment options. For many patients, surgery is the first treatment, followed by chemotherapy or radiation to remove what surgery could not remove. The main goals of surgery for breast cancer patients are: to remove as much … Continued

“Watchful Waiting”… What Is It?

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Research has shown that for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), whose disease is not acting aggressively, immediate treatment is not always the best approach. This may seem confusing or concerning for patients and their families who want to begin treatment as quickly as possible. Sarah Cannon blood cancer experts answer common questions regarding this … Continued