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Breast Cancer Myths: What You Think You Know May Hurt You

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Information is powerful, and an informed patient is an empowered patient. Due to the growth of the Internet, there is now a greater amount of readily available information compared to any other time in history. Among this sea of data are a number of excellent websites providing reliable information to patients with breast cancer. Unfortunately, …Read More

Surviving Cancer: Why I Attend the Breast Cancer Conference — And How You Can Follow Along!

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The 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference happens on Friday, October 10 at the Sheraton in Burlington. Join us to discuss choices and voices in breast and women’s health! You can follow along and participate in the conversation by following Fletcher Allen Health on Twitter at twitter.com/fletcherallen and using the Twitter hashtag #vtbcc. Two years ago I attended …Read More

Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know About Quality Care

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Imagine that you or someone close to you has just been told that the biopsy results you have been waiting on have just come back, and they show breast cancer. In addition to dealing with the impact of the diagnosis, how can you make certain that you or your loved one gets the best possible …Read More

Breast Health: Mammography Has Gone 3D – What You Need To Know

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There has been a lot of buzz recently about three-dimensional mammography, otherwise known as tomosynthesis. While screening mammography is proven to decrease breast cancer deaths, it is far from perfect. Out of every 1,000 mammograms performed, approximately 100 women will need additional testing. Most of these women do not have cancer. When they are called …Read More

Cancer: Sex after a Cancer Diagnosis, or Has Anyone Seen My Libido?

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The Vermont Cancer Center’s 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference will take place on October 10, 2014. To attend the conference, register here. Patti Johnson, RN, OCN, CBCN, will be a featured speaker. First came the phone call: “You have breast cancer.” Then surgery. Maybe chemotherapy and biotherapy treatments… Then, radiation treatment…Now, hormonal treatment… If you are a female cancer patient, …Read More

Breast Cancer: What to do if You Find a Lump

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I will be writing a weekly blog on issues related to breast health. As a surgical oncologist treating breast cancer I hope to share some insights that may be of interest and help to our patient community. Susan, a 40-year-old business woman and mother of two, receives a call from …Read More

Pink Ribbon Cooking: Apple & Celery Salad With Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: The combination of apples should change with the …Read More

Breast Cancer: Why Am I Being Called Back After My Mammogram?

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The Vermont Cancer Center’s 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference will take place on October 10, 2014. To attend the conference, register here. Elise Hotaling, MD, will be a featured speaker. Being called back from your annual screening mammogram can be stressful. Many questions may race through your mind: Do I have breast cancer? What will happen now? “Why me?” It …Read More

Breast Cancer: 3 Lifestyle Choices to Make to Reduce Your Risk or Improve Your Survival Odds

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The Vermont Cancer Center’s 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference will take place on October 10, 2014. To attend the conference, register here. Jennifer May, RD, will be a featured speaker. Eat this, don’t eat that. It’s good for you; now, it’s not. Exercise, but not too much, and not too little… Yikes! I think we all wish there were concrete …Read More

Pink Ribbon Cooking: Recipe for Roasted Tomato Soup

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: Paired with crispy bread, a drizzle of the …Read More

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