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October 12, 2023
Beyond Diagnosis: What Your Pathology Report Means for Your Future

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After receiving a biopsy on a breast tumor, you typically receive a pathology report, which describes and diagnoses the tissue taken from your body to determine if it’s cancerous or not. It can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks from the time of your biopsy to complete the diagnostic tests required to create the final pathology report. A trained pathologist will write the report, as they have the specific qualifications to identify diseases within tissues. If cancer is found, the report will detail how much it has progressed, whether it has spread to other places in the body, and provide recommended next steps for treatment.

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October 3, 2023
Navigating Breast Pain: Causes, Relief, and When to Seek Medical Attention

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When you experience breast pain, your first instinct may be to wonder if it’s related to breast cancer or another serious underlying condition. However, breast pain is typically related to hormonal fluctuations or other benign causes that sometimes may not be related to breast cancer.

Empower yourself to make informed decisions about your health by learning about the common causes of breast pain, how to get relief, and when to seek medical attention.

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September 19, 2023
Decoding Genetic Predisposition: Understanding BRCA Gene Mutations
Decoding Genetic Predisposition: Understanding BRCA Gene Mutations Unraveling BRCA Gene Mutations and Breast Cancer Risk BRCA gene mutations, specifically the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, are associated with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. These genes normally play a crucial role in repairing damaged DNA. When mutations occur, their ability to repair DNA damage becomes compromised, which can lead to the unchecked growth of abnormal cells, ultimately increasing the likelihood of cancer development. An estimated 45% to 72% of women who… Read More