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2012-03-06 13:58:51

Every day 18 Swedish women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Although there is a real need for support and information, many women struggle and get lost in the deluge of information. In a study of 227 women, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a web-based program to guide patients all the way from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Last year 6,800 Swedish women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Diagnosis is followed by an operation to...

2012-01-23 13:28:05

Quality of life in younger patients treated for breast cancer is seriously compromised and these women suffer from severe psychological distress, infertility, premature menopause, a decrease in physical activity and weight gain, according to a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that the mental issues faced by younger breast cancer survivors were more serious than the...

2011-11-02 17:10:00

Genetic counseling and genetic testing used to evaluate risk of hereditary cancers Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The role of genetic testing in healthcare continues to become more complex and significant over time. Genetic counselors use their specialized education in both genetics and counseling to help patients understand complex genetic information and coordinate gene testing, when appropriate. Northern Westchester Hospital is pleased to announce that cancer...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

Join us for an important Jewish Health event--CANCER GENETICS & JEWISH HERITAGE. November 10th, 2011-- 6:30pm-9:00pm Register at: http://1in40event.eventbrite.com Jupiter, Florida (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 You may have your dadâs eyes and your momâs smile, but you can also inherit risk for cancer from either parent.  Some families carry a genetic change known as a mutation in genes called BRCA 1 or BRCA 2. These gene changes can cause a very high risk...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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