Category - Breast Cancer

15
Oct

Timing of Mammogram Could Save Your Life

There’s new information on when and how often to get a mammogram that you should know about. Many guidelines say to wait until you’re 50 to begin. Some say get a mammogram every other year. But new information suggests both of those guidelines are inaccurate.   A new study found that getting a yearly mammogram …

12
Oct

Music Monday: Mammogram Song for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. We need awareness; breast cancer is scary. It can be disfiguring and it can be lethal. But if you catch it early, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.   Breast cancer us the most common cancer diagnosed among US women and the second leading cause of death among …

16
Apr

Dryness and Pain after Breast Cancer Treatment (GSM) – How to Make it Better

There’s a new medical term for an old and too familiar problem. It’s called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM and it is the medical term for a group of symptoms that include dryness of the vagina and skin area outside the vagina, burning, and irritation. It also includes painful sex, urinary symptoms, and recurring urinary …

9
Apr

Hot Years Magazine – Latest Issue Released

Get accurate, reliable information on midlife that is easy to understand and comes right to your inbox! The latest issue of The Hot Years magazine in now available and….its FREE. Visit www.HotYearsMag.com and download it now to your computer or device. This issue includes articles on culinary medicine (food for health), what you need to …

2
Oct

Mammogram Song by Dr. Mache October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And to emphasize how important it is to get a mammogram, I’ve written this song called Get A Mammogram. I’ve turned the song into a music video. I hope you enjoy it, share it, and most importantly, get a mammogram. The key to cure is early detection.   Words …

5
Jun

Breast Cancer Treatment May No Longer Include Chemotherapy For Some

Women with breast cancer must not only deal with the challenges of a potentially life-threatening disease; they also have to face the challenges of breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is an essential mainstay for many who require breast cancer treatment, but it causes side effects that are at best unpleasant and at worst, toxic. And in …

6
May

New BRCA Genetic Test for Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Risks and Benefits

Do you have a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Are you thinking of doing a BRCA genetic test to find out if your genes put you at increased risk for those cancers? Would you visit your doctor or healthcare provider to get tested, or would you do as an increasing number …

3
Oct

Breast Cancer Prevention – 5 Essential Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women are marching around the country to bring awareness and to raise money for breast cancer prevention. It’s no wonder. Breast cancer is scary and with good reason. It can be a lethal disease, the treatment can change a woman’s body, and screening is uncomfortable.   But there is …

29
Sep

Hereditary Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

This month is very a big one in women’s health.   First of all, it is National Menopause Awareness Month. The second is that it is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week. So, I thought it would be good to discuss a topic that gets too little attention – the inherited potential risk …

19
Sep

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You? New Book, The Estrogen Fix,Explains

In 2002 a study was published that changed my life and my career. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study was published to prove the benefits of estrogen. But the headlines were very different when that study was published …   “Medical community shocked!” “Estrogen increases risk of breast cancer!” “Women are angry and feel duped …

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