Tag Archives: Breast cancer
mammography perceptions reflect healthcare expectations

Are Medical Advances Always Wise?

Our Healthcare Needs More Zen, Less Spend [ez_date] This week’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has a couple of reports that got me to thinking about how much our healthcare system runs on the fuel of fear – not unlike how much of the Old Testament of the Bible used fear to keep the masses […]

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Angelina Jolie’s Brave Example – and the Other Side of the Story

But Will Angelina Jolie’s Message Prove Misdirected  Film actress and director Angelina Jolie penned a brave op-ed in today’s The New York Times  revealing her decision to complete a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer that took her mother at an early age. She made what had to be an arduous choice based on the BRCA1 […]

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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity Increases Cancer Risk and Severity The association between obesity and cancer is less well understood and appreciated by both doctors and the general public than the better known links between obesity and cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a review of cancer developments regarding obesity and cancer in an oncology newsletter, there are several […]

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