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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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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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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Birth Control and Blood Clots: Advice for Women Heading to College

Birth control pills are the number one contraceptive choice among millions of women of child- bearing age in the United States. While experts stress the safety and effectiveness of the pill, they also caution that birth control with estrogen can increase a woman’s risk for potentially deadly

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Vascular Disease in Women Presents Differently Than it does in Men

In April 2019, vascular surgeons in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo organized the first-ever Women’s Vascular Summit, with attendees from around the country. The purpose was to launch a discussion among vascular physicians of how vascular disease, which is

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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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What is Preeclampsia?

According to the website preeclampsia.org, preeclampsia impacts five to eight percent of all births in the U.S. The condition often occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy, and is characterized by persistent high blood pressure during pregnancy or postpartum. Preeclampsia is associated with high levels of protein

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