Monthly Archives: July 2013

Should Women Have Regular Mammograms?


In general, most women should have a screening mammogram once a year beginning at the age of 40. If a woman is at a high risk for developing breast cancer then earlier screening may be advised. High risk is typically … Continue reading

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What Type of Breast Implant is Best for Reconstruction after Breast Cancer?


There are multiple options available for reconstruction of the breast following breast cancer surgery (oncoplastic breast surgery). In the setting of augmentation required for symmetry of the breast, flaps of tissue from the patient’s own body (such as the abdomen) … Continue reading

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Mastectomy for Genetic Defects and Angelina Jolie


The discussion resulting from Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo elective mastectomy has generated a few questions that should be clarified. Angelina Jolie has a known defect in her genes that puts her at a higher risk for developing breast cancer … Continue reading

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How Often Should Women Have a Mammogram?


How often should women have a mammogram? There is so much confusion about this question! I want to try to answer for both healthcare professionals AND patients in the simplest way that I know… In the past, the general answer was … Continue reading

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