Items Tagged ‘Breast Cancer’

December 6, 2016

Relieving Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment with Microsurgery

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Angenette Monroe received a mastectomy as part of her cancer treatment plan. She never expected her treatment would prevent her from enjoying life – but it did. Angenette’s treatment stopped her from running and traveling, as well as visiting her grandchildren. She turned to Mayo Clinic for help. Mayo Clinic physicians recommended a unique surgical approach […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


October 13, 2016

A Male Mammogram Brings Relief, Life and Marketing Lessons

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

As an entrepreneur, author, speaker and musician, Marty Weintraub wears many hats, but “Mayo Breast Clinic patient” wasn’t one he was expecting. After beating stage three Hodgkin’s lymphoma and starting his own marketing agency, Marty found a lump in his breast that lead to the need for a mammogram. While the possibility of cancer was a familiar fear […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


October 12, 2016

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Osteoporosis is not just a women’s disease, so men listen up! Men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women, but when a man breaks a hip, the injury is much more severe. Dr. Sundeep Khosla, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, says “men remain inadequately tested and treated after low-trauma fractures, even though their […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Men's Health


October 11, 2016

Abnormal Mammogram? 7 Questions You Must Ask

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Hearing that your mammogram result is abnormal is not something you want to hear. But experts say that being called back for a second opinion is actually quite common for people under 50 after initially receiving a false positive result. Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, consultant at the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, says that being […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Women's Health


October 3, 2016

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mayo Clinic is here to arm you with resources so that you (and your breasts) are covered! Here are 3 things you can do to increase your breast cancer knowledge: Learn how to conduct a self-exam Join Mayo Clinic Connect’s Breast Cancer group Read up on the best prevention methods

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


July 22, 2016

How to conduct self-breast exams

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the US. But early detection really makes a difference. Make sure to get regular exams and in between, learn how to conduct self-breast exams and get up close and personal with your boobs.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Women's Health


June 3, 2016

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

We want to recognize some of the toughest, bravest humans out there for National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Mayo Clinic offers a ton of resources, like the Mayo Connect Cancer discussion group, where you can talk to other patients, discuss any issues, or just say hello. Today we honor you, the true Mayo Champion.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


June 1, 2016

Biopsy: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When faced with a possible cancer diagnosis, it can be overwhelming for a number of reasons. It’s hard to understand everything that’s happening, or even keep track of all the people on your care team. One of those behind-the-scenes people is your pathologistwho analyzes the tissue collected from a biopsy – far from a simple […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic


October 29, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Tameka Davis davistameka

We know it’s another thing to add to your to-do list, but getting regular mammograms after 40 could save your life. Make it a party! Schedule yours today and invite your favorite ladies to join you. #BCAM  

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Women's Health


October 26, 2015

Tips for Cancer Survivors from Wellness Coach Berta Lippert

By Tameka Davis davistameka

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Berta Lippert, Mayo Clinic certified wellness coach, shares tips for a healthy wellness plan for cancer survivors after treatment.  What’s great is that the recommendations aren’t any different for anyone who wants to improve his or her health.

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Tags: Breast Cancer