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BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know
BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know

Many women may wonder what genetic testing would reveal about their own risks for cancer. Learn more about the BRCA mutations and guidelines for genetic testing. About BRCA1 and BRCA2 Both BRCA1 (on chromosome 17) and BRCA2 (on chromosome 13) are human genes that all people have, and, when functioning normally, produce proteins that help repair damaged DNA and maintain the cell’s genetic stability. However, […]

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Mammograms: What to Expect
Mammograms: What to Expect

What is a mammogram? A screening mammogram can help detect early signs of breast cancer, which may allow for more treatment options and improved prognosis. Mammograms cannot determine if you have breast cancer with a single test, and potential cancer will require further examination. Here is what you can expect from your mammogram, including Sarah […]

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How Much Do Genetics Impact the Risk for Breast Cancer?
How Much Do Genetics Impact the Risk for Breast Cancer?

What causes breast cancer? How much do genetics impact the risk for developing breast cancer? Given that 1 in 8 women will develop the disease, these are common questions many women and their families ask. Stephanie Graff, MD, Director of the Breast Cancer Program and Clinical Research at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest […]

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Back to the Basics: Blood Cancer
Back to the Basics: Blood Cancer

What are the common types of blood cancer? What are the common treatments? Learn more about the three most common types of blood cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and treatment options. Aravind Ramakrishnan, MD, medical oncologist/hematologist the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Leukemia Leukemia is a cancer of […]

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Understanding Your Diagnosis and Next Steps
Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Understanding Your Diagnosis and Next Steps

Sarcoma is a term for cancers that begin in the bones or soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, fat, lymph and blood vessels, nerves and tendons. While sarcoma can occur anywhere in the body, it is most common in the chest, abdomen, arms and legs. Approximately 60% of sarcomas start in the arm […]

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