Treatment Options For Patients With Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ

August 29, 2014 - No Comments

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By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) is a premalignant abnormality found in the ducts of the breast. Traditionally, DCIS was treated with surgery

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Needle Versus Surgical Breast Biopsy: Which Is Best

August 28, 2014 - No Comments

Breast Biopsy Surgery

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Approximately 300,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013. For every case of breast

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Periductal Mastitis: A Benign Breast Infection Seen Most Often In Young women

August 27, 2014 - No Comments

Patient and Doctor

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Most breast infections occur in women who are breastfeeding. However, an infection can develop in a breast duct, especially in younger

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Tamoxifen Reduces The Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer In Survivors With BRCA Mutations

August 26, 2014 - No Comments

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By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Women who carry a BRCA 1 or 2 mutation have the highest risk for breast cancer, as much as 85% over

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How Breast Cancer Genetics Affects Women’s Choice in Preventive Measures

August 22, 2014 - No Comments

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By Vera Viner
Over the last year, more women than before have gone to their doctors to ask about genetic testing and their breast cancer

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What Is the Role of mTOR in Treating Breast Cancer?

August 21, 2014 - No Comments

Innovation & Discovery

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
To best talk about mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) and its role in treating breast cancer, you must first understand what

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The Signs and Effects of Menopause

August 20, 2014 - No Comments

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By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Menopause is a term that is used to describe the phase in a woman’s life when she no longer has a

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Mammogram Screening Key To Eliminating Racial Disparities In Breast Cancer Survival

August 19, 2014 - No Comments

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By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy

Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, are less likely to receive proper treatment, are

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Breast Cancer Genetics Explodes – Third Gene Identified as a Cause

August 18, 2014 - No Comments

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By Vera Viner
Cancer research has uncovered a huge discovery for women everywhere. A new gene mutation called PALB2 has just as much risk for

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Decreased Breast Density In Patients Receiving Tamoxifen Is Associated With Increased Survival

August 18, 2014 - No Comments

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By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy
Breast density is defined as the portion of the breast composed of fibrous tissue, compared to that portion of the breast

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