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Harvard Researchers Question Benefits Of Mammograms

Local researchers find greater breast cancer screening with mammography does lead to fewer breast cancer deaths.

07/08/2015

Jodi and Nate Killeffer (Photo credit Jodi Killeffer/GiveForward)

Braintree Officer’s Pregnant Wife Battles Breast Cancer

The Braintree police department is appealing to the public for help supporting an officer and his expectant wife facing a tough battle.

06/10/2015

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“The Angelina Jolie Effect:” What You Need to Consider Before Deciding about Breast Surgery

Two years later “The Angelina Effect” continues to influence critical decisions among women with breast cancer.

05/08/2015

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What You Need to Know about Breast Tissue Density

Regardless of breast density, routine mammography remains the most important imaging exam to screen for breast cancer.

05/08/2015

DNA, Genetics

Understanding BRCA 1, BRCA 2 Genetic Tests

Mutations in these two genes are responsible for about five percent of all cases of breast cancers and approximately 20 to 25 percent of all hereditary breast cancers.

05/08/2015

Nadja Refaie-Flores,Ovarian Cancer Survivor (Photo: BIDMC)

VIDEO: Ovarian Cancer: You Are Your Best Advocate

Trusting her own body and talking with her doctors about symptoms that didn’t go away helped Nadja partner with her care team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to catch and treat her ovarian cancer early.

05/08/2015

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Some Women Choosing More Invasive Breast Cancer Surgery When They Don’t Need To

Some surgeons and oncologists are calling this the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect.

04/23/2015

Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

04/15/2015

Helen Drinan, president of Simmons College, discusses her battle with breast cancer. (WBZ-TV)

Simmons College President Battles Breast Cancer

The president of Simmons College talks about her fight with breast cancer.

04/10/2015

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Lynn Woman Has No Regrets After Preventative Surgeries

A Lynn woman says watching Angelina Jolie go public with her decision to remove her breasts and ovaries empowers her.

03/24/2015

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