The Role of Staging When Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and patients who receive such news are often flooded with a wide range of emotions. When delivering test results, doctors share vital information about their patients’ disease. Those details can go a long way toward easing patients’ concerns. Staging is a

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Can You Have Breast Cancer Without Feeling a Lump?

Courtesy Roswell Park Cancer Talk Blog Finding a lump during a self-exam or annual physical might be how most women think breast cancer is found. However, screening mammography is able to find cancer even when it is too small to feel, according to Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD, Chair

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Breast Density is a Cancer Risk Factor: Including in Older Women

by Annette Pinder A new study published on August 16, 2021, in JAMA Network Open, an online open access journal published by the American Medical Association, revealed that women with dense breasts should be more vigilant about routine mammography. The study found that this was even true

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Behaviors that Help Minimize Breast Cancer Risk

No one, regardless of their age, occupation, skin color, or socioeconomic status, is immune to cancer. In fact, individuals might be hard pressed to say that no one in their family or circle of friends has been diagnosed with cancer at some point. According to the National

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Are There Different Types of Breast Cancer?

Millions of women are diagnosed with breast cancer yearly. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), more than 2.3 million women across the globe were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. In fact, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of

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Pregnant Women: Get Vaccinated Now!

As children return to school it is more critical than ever for pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19 By Annette Pinder While more than 60 percent of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, just 20 percent or fewer of pregnant women in Western New York

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Addressing Disparities in Maternal Health in Niagara Falls

By Annette Pinder According to the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), “Black women in the U.S. experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. The organization stated in a report that, “Both societal and health system

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How Common is Breast Cancer for Women in their Forties?

by Gina Fedele According to the American Cancer Society nearly 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 49,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States in 2021. Although one in eight women in the United States will develop

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Hearing Loss in Women Is Tied to Diet

Source: National Institutes of Health by Geri Piazza The older you become, the more likely you are to have hearing loss. Experts say about one in three Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss. Among those older than 75, an estimated one of

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