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Preventing Breast Cancer
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Controversy About Mammography: Dr. Barron H. Lerner, Columbia University associate professor and author of "The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America." Jan. 8, 2002.
Breast Cancer: Treatment and Prevention: Dr. Carolyn Hendricks, a recognized oncologist and breast cancer advocate discussed breast cancer, May 29, 2001.
Mammograms: Dr. Gillian Newstead, MD, director of breast imaging at the New York University Medical Center answered questions on Jan. 30, 2001.
Breast Cancer Awareness: Linda L. Frame, RN, and Wendy M. Potts, for The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation answered questions on breast cancer information, Oct. 24, 2001.
Breast Cancer Awareness: Nancy Goodman Brinker talked about her new book "Winning the Race: Taking Charge of Breast Cancer.", Oct. 26, 2001.
A Survivor's Story
Maureen McDonnell-Weschler and her son Christopher Lessons in Love
On Mother's Day 2000, Maureen McDonnell-Weschler was well into her first year fighting breast cancer, a battle that would include a year of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Photos and Audio
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Test May Reduce Use of Chemotherapy
Genetic test can identify breast cancer patients unlikely to suffer recurrences, potentially sparing many women from chemotherapy, researchers said Friday.

In the News
New Drug Shows Promise in Cutting Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence (Post, Dec. 9, 2004)

Aspirin May Avert Breast Cancer: Risk of Estrogen-Related Types Falls With Use, Study Finds (Post, May 26, 2004)

Drug Switch Could Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence (Post, March 11, 2004)

Catch and Relief: At a Fishing Retreat, Breast Cancer Survivors Learn to Cast for Therapy, Answers (Post, Dec. 23, 2003)

EU's Ailing Arrivals From the East: Hungary's Cancer Rate Highlights 'Health Gap' Between Regions (Post, Aug. 14, 2003)

Ex-Senator Details His Battle With Breast Cancer: Brooke: 'It Was Worth Invading My Own Privacy to Go Public With This Appeal' to Other Men (Post, June 11, 2003)

Study Discounts Link Between Abortion, Breast Cancer Risk (Post, Feb. 28, 2003)

The Reproductive System (Post, Jan. 7, 2003)

Test May Better Fit Therapy to Cancer (Post, Dec. 19, 2002)

CALENDAR (Post, Nov. 26, 2002)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, Nov. 5, 2002)

Breast Cancer Puzzle in Marin: California County's Rate of Disease Is Almost 40% Higher Than U.S. Norm (Post, Oct. 23, 2002)

What Research Shows (Post, Oct. 1, 2002)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, Sept. 24, 2002)

A Breast Biopsy Alternative? (Post, Sept. 24, 2002)

AIDSRide Organizer Lays Off Employees: 2 D.C. Charities Had Cut Ties to Firm (Post, Aug. 26, 2002)

Hormone Replacement Gets New Scrutiny: Finding of Increased Risks Prompts Federal Effort (Post, Aug. 14, 2002)

A High Price for HRT: No One Warned She Might Pay With Cancer (Post, Aug. 13, 2002)

NuvaRing and HRT: Noteworthy Similarities, but . . . (Post, Aug. 6, 2002)

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