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September 17, 2009

Ovarian Cancer - Genetic Screening and Surgical Prevention

Women who have a family history of ovarian cancer or a BRCA 1 or 2 gene mutation are candidates for prophylactic removal of the ovaries and Fallopian tubes.

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June 29, 2009

Latest in Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Breast conservation consists of a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. In the standard approach, X ray treatment is administered five days a week for 5-6 weeks. Some women cannot work this out and need to have a mastectomy.

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June 28, 2009

Prevention Steps for Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Besides BRCA 1 and 2 mutations, there are other factors which increase a woman’s risk of developing a breast or ovarian cancer.

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June 28, 2009

A Clinical Trial Explaining DCIS

Since all DCIS is not the same as regards malignant potential, Dr. Hwang describes a clinical trial which will hopefully provide some answers.

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June 28, 2009

About Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer

The goal of clinical trials is to improve the outcome of standard therapy, to determine if a new approach will work better as well as to monitor side effects.

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June 28, 2009

Treatment Options for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Hormone therapy is used in all stages of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. The success of five years of Tamoxifen in post menopausal women has been augmented by the addition of Aromatase inhibitors.

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May 17, 2009

New Frontiers in Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Hormone therapy is a standard treatment for both early-stage and metastatic breast cancer. New studies show that extending the duration of treatment in post-menopausal women beyond the standard five years may reduce cancer recurrence and improve survival.

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May 13, 2009

Uterine Fibroids: Treatment Options

Fibroids are a common benign condition which usually doesn’t require treatment. 

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May 13, 2009

Conserving the Breast in the Removal of Cancer

The aim of surgery is to remove all of the cancer in the breast. The initial pioneering operation was a quadrantectomy.

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