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Breast Cancer Screening: Who Profits from Early Detection?

When Angelina Jolie revealed she carried the breast cancer gene, the world learned about the $3,000 price tag attached to BRCA testing. But gene mutations represent a small percentage of breast cancer cases, and 85% of women diagnosed have no family history of the disease. Who pays for their breast cancer screening? Since women rely […]

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Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy: The Future of Women's Health

My first thought when I heard the news of Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy? “Oh no, not again.” I wasn’t shocked to learn that a celebrity had undergone this procedure. Ms. Jolie wasn’t the first. No. It was the reminder that somewhere, another woman had been forced to make a difficult and painful health choice. […]

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What Happens When Women Stop Wearing Bras?

Would you ever stop wearing bras? I wouldn’t. Media reports this week challenged women to change their bra-wearing habits. These calls for us to go bra-less were based on comments made by a French professor during a radio interview. He claimed to have measured the changing breasts of over 300 “sports” women between the ages […]

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Sexy Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Displays: Where’s the Harm?

Are you dressing up scary or sexy this Halloween? For women, that second costume choice has been under attack. The latest objections trace the evolution of young girls’ store-bought outfits to ones that mirror more adult themes. You can choose to be a naughty Big Bird or a nurse. These costumes are all similar in that they […]

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Act with Love: Join the Health of Women Study

One of the first books I read when I began to research the complex subject of breasts was Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book. The New York Times called it the “bible” of all breast books. In it’s pages I learn many things about breast health—including Dr. Love’s simple but surprising statement that there is no medical reason to […]

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