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Myth: “Stress is stress. It’s annoying, but it’s not harmful.”

January 7th, 2014
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MYTH:  “Stress is stress. It’s annoying, but it’s not harmful.”   TRUTH:  We are all exposed to stress in varying degrees during our daily lives, and everyone responds to stress differently. It has become easy in our highly motivated society to flippantly offer how stressed we are, yet to continue

Myth: MRI is a better screening tool for breast cancer

January 7th, 2014
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MYTH: MRI is a better screening tool for breast cancer   TRUTH: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is certainly a more sensitive test for breast cancer detection than screening mammography, but it is currently not a better screening tool for the average risk individual. Despite recent controversy over their effectiveness (see

Myth: Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) causes breast cancer

January 7th, 2014
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MYTH:  Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) causes breast cancer TRUTH:  We are exposed to various forms of radiation every day, and different forms of radiation pose greater cancer risks than others, so while the data is not definitive regarding breast cancer risk and EMR, I think it is important to understand the

Myth: “I don’t have to worry about breast cancer because no one in my family has breast cancer”.

January 7th, 2014
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MYTH:  “I don’t have to worry about breast cancer because no one in my family has breast cancer”. FACT:  The majority of patients who develop breast cancer have no significant family history of this disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the United States with over

Partial Breast Radiation

August 21st, 2013
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The treatment for breast cancer has changed significantly over the past decade, such that we are able to tailor therapy to meet individual patient’s needs, and provide a more targeted approach to their care. One such advance is Partial Breast Radiation Therapy. Rather than radiating the whole breast once a

In Office Ultrasound Machine

August 20th, 2013
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As a breast surgeon, Dr. DiNome has recognized that one of the most frightening moments for a patient is the moment that you discover a lump in your breast. When you arrive in Dr. DiNome’s office, you can walk out moments later with an answer in hand. In addition to

BRCA Gene Testing

August 20th, 2013
Do you carry one of the breast cancer gene mutations (BRCA 1 or BRCA 2) that increases your risk for breast and ovarian cancer? How do you know if you should be tested? Take a look at the list below, and if you have checked any one of the criteria,

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