Monthly Archive for October, 2016

: October, 2016

Breast Cancer Surgery Without Looking Like You Had Surgery

Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer during the course of her lifetime. Although genetic testing can identify individuals who have inherited a harmful gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2) that increases breast cancer risk, other factors, such as a woman’s reproductive history or a family history of some cancers, can also increase the risk

New Treatments for Lymphedema Available at BIDMC

Plastic surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are bringing new hope to cancer patients by offering innovative procedures for both preventing and treating lymphedema. Although not life-threatening, lymphedema is an uncomfortable and painful swelling that can commonly occur in a person’s extremities (arms or legs) after treatment for certain cancers. To see if

Breast Cancer Myths – Get the Facts!

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