Pros and Cons of Breast Self Exams

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Should I Perform Breast Self Exams? When it comes to breast self exams (BSE), there has been some conflicting information in the news. On the one hand, research shows that breast cancer survival was not improved, whether women performed a BSE. However, many healthcare professionals emphasize that there are still reasons to do them. “Most gynecologists … Continued

What to Know About Clinical Trials

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What are clinical trials? Clinical trials, also known as medical research studies, are carefully designed tests of medicines and treatment options under the supervision of a physician. These studies rely on people, called study participants, to try the new medicine or treatment that may have fewer side effects, or provide an effective treatment that is … Continued

The Importance of Nurse Navigation

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For newly-diagnosed patients, breast cancer is foreign territory, full of unfamiliar and potentially frightening words. Decisions need to be made, options reviewed and weighed—and all while trying to handle day-to-day personal obligations that don’t stop just because of a cancer diagnosis. Sarah Cannon created a nurse navigation system, with specially-trained nurse navigators that support patients as … Continued

It’s Breast Cancer. Now What?

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Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be overwhelming and emotional. A million thoughts run through your mind and it can be difficult to figure out what questions you should ask or what next steps should you should take. Preparing for your first appointment Write down a list of questions. If possible, bring a relative or … Continued