Knowledge is power, but the wrong “knowledge” is worse than ignorance. Sadly, a lot of misinformation is spread through well-meaning friends and family, whether through heartfelt advice or posted on your Facebook page. When it comes to breast cancer, you can’t afford to believe these common myths. Each year around Breast Cancer Awareness Month they seem to […]
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What is a BRCA Gene Mutation? If a woman inherits a mutation on the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, her risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer increases greatly. These genes produce tumor-suppressing proteins that help repair damaged DNA. When these genes are mutated or do not function correctly, cells are more likely to transform into […]
What Is Inflammatory Breast Cancer? October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so our blog posts for this month will provide educational information on inflammatory breast cancer and BRCA testing. Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive, rare type of breast cancer that causes swelling, tenderness, redness and warmth in the breast. It accounts for 1 to 5 […]
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may hear a lot about the BRC1 and BRCA2 mutations. A mutation in these genes puts women at a much greater risk of breast cancer. Many women may wonder if they should undergo genetic testing to see if they have this mutation. In fact, the BRCA gene mutation is uncommon, […]
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (lung cancer is first). There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and many health care professionals believe this is because more women understand the importance of early cancer detection and regular screening mammograms. While there is a […]