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The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

October 2, 2014

Lifestyle

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At-risk women should arm themselves with knowledge

I have a message for all the women with mothers, grandmothers, sisters or aunts who have had breast cancer. Prevention is better than treatment.

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Well-versed in mammograms, and then some
Posted: October 01, 2014

As the director of breast imaging at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, I am often asked to give public talks during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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New cancer treatments leading to better outcomes
Posted: October 01, 2014

The number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer has been decreasing. This is believed to be related to early diagnosis and improved treatments.

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Most women eligible for breast reconstruction not informed about options
Posted: October 01, 2014

While breast reconstruction is considered elective surgery, undergoing breast reconstruction can have profound emotional and practical benefits.

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Breast cancer and fertility: Know your options
Posted: October 01, 2014

One of the issues of concern to young women diagnosed with breast cancer, especially of reproductive age, is whether amenorrhea is permanent or transient.

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Many surgical breast biopsies unnecessary
Posted: October 01, 2014

UTMB investigators have found that the older the surgeon and the smaller the surgical facility, the more likely a woman would end up undergoing an expensive surgical procedure when a simple needle biopsy is now the recommended protocol.

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The faces of caregivers: Plastic surgeon
Posted: October 01, 2014

Dr. Karen Powers was a college student, volunteering in an African hospital, when she set a course for a career in women’s health.

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Healing goes beyond medical treatments
Posted: October 01, 2014

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many of us who have survived other types of cancer have realized that we share a common bond.

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UTMB program helps survivors find their new normal
Posted: October 01, 2014

A Cancer Survivorship Program helps shore up patients for a new fight, adapting to the new normal.

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