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Get To Know Your Cancer Care Team
Get To Know Your Cancer Care Team

Fighting cancer is truly a team effort, and cannot be done alone. You will have numerous people involved in your care – from the time you are diagnosed until after your treatment ends. The cancer care team Your cancer care team is made up of a group of many people specialized in different parts of […]

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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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Understanding Blood Cancer Treatment Options
Understanding Blood Cancer Treatment Options

If you’ve been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer (such as lymphoma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloma and myeloproliferative neoplasms), you may be wondering about your treatment options and what is suitable for you. Your hematologist/oncologist will help you determine the right treatment approach based on the disease, your overall health and other factors. The […]

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