US Preventive Services Task Force updates BRCA related cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing:

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its 2013 recommendation on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services for patients without obvious related signs or symptoms. To update its 2013 recommendation, the USPSTF commissioned a…

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FDA Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders

To protect individuals from the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), associated with Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan agreed and is removing these products from the global market. The FDA requested that…

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The American Society of Breast Surgeons: Guidelines on Genetic Testing

The American Society of Breast Surgeons publishes official statement on recommendations for genetic testing that medical professionals can use to assess hereditary risk for breast cancer in their patients.   Recommendations: Breast surgeons, genetic counselors, and other medical professionals knowledgeable in genetic testing can provide patient education and counseling and make recommendations to their patients…

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How To Be A Happier Person Now

A lot of us struggle to find inner peace and happiness. I grapple with this at times myself, but I know that when I practice some of the following daily habits, I am a much more confident, optimistic, and kinder person. Most of these tips come down to self-care so making your personal health and…

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MOMMYCON 2018 – Kelly’s Story

It’s been four and a half years now since my diagnosis day. October 2nd 2018 will be a celebratory day for me. 5 years in the Triple Negative breast cancer world is a monumental celebration. You see, triple negative breast cancer characteristically has a high recurrence rate, which drops down sharply after five years. While I…

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Excelfit With Molly

It’s probably no surprise to you that eating healthy and exercising help prevent cancer. But, several recent studies suggest that higher levels of physical activity (about 60 minutes, five days/week) are associated with reduced risks of getting cancer, lessening the chance of recurrence, and also will help lengthen survival after a cancer diagnosis. So what…

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