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ACS Defends Their Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

ACS Defends Their Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

American Cancer Society Responds to Expert Opinions on the Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines The American Cancer Society recently released their Guidelines for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer. Women look to this as their essential guide to detecting breast cancer early on. After much controversy surrounding these new guidelines in […]

Does Having Children Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Does Having Children Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Can Having Children Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk? There’s a growing number of women who choose to have children later on in life. Many of those women have asked us if having children has an effect on breast cancer risk. According to Dr. Jay Harness, women who have their first […]

Should You Get Genetic Testing?

Should You Get Genetic Testing?

Dr. Stephanie Blank Discusses If You Are an Ideal Candidate for Genetic Testing Genetic testing is the process of using medical tests to look for mutations and changes in a person’s genes. Hundreds of different genetic tests are used today. Genetic Testing has the capability to determine your cancer risk. […]

Can Dietary Cholesterol Increase Cancer Risk?

Can Dietary Cholesterol Increase Cancer Risk?

Will High Cholesterol Increase Cancer Risk? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in every cell. It is necessary for nerve cell function, sex hormone production and the production of Vitamin D. Without food sources, we can generally produce all of the Cholesterol we need. But with high dietary cholesterol […]

What Should You Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test?

What Should You Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test?

What to Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test Genetic Testing can tell us a lot about our risk for breast cancer. A positive genetic test means that a patient carries a genetic mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. These positive test results puts patients at a higher risk […]

Will Salt Increase Cancer Risk?

Will Salt Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Salt Increase Cancer Risk? Salt, scientifically known as sodium chloride, is a mineral essential to life. Although the overconsumption of salt is becoming increasingly common in the American diet. We know that most common side effects of consuming salt is hypertension and high blood pressure. But how does this […]