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By mnyack_admin on 01 Oct 2021 12:00 PM
With recent advances in breast cancer treatment, doctors are often able to reduce the amount and intensity of treatment women receive, while maintaining equally good cancer outcomes, according to Sunny Mitchell, MD, Medical Director of The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.
By mnyack_admin on 10 Jun 2021 4:02 PM

Catherine Cahill never considered stopping annual breast screening once she turned 75. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she knew she had to be vigilant about regular mammograms. Some of the reproductive risk factors for ovarian cancer may also affect breast cancer risk.

By mnyack_admin on 18 Jan 2021 11:58 AM

Though many things have been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, breast cancer isn’t one of them. Because it’s so important to catch cancer early when it’s most treatable, The Breast Center has implemented strict protocols to ensure that breast screenings are done safely and efficiently, with minimal staff contact...

By mnyack_admin on 22 Dec 2020 9:48 AM

Breast cancer was always a concern for Valerie Blackwell-Howard, 58, a wife and a mother of three. “My mother had breast cancer when she was 38 years old, but didn’t die of it,” says Valerie. “My grandmother also had it, but she didn’t die until she was 96.” Because of her family history, Valerie always made certain to...

By mnyack_admin on 22 Dec 2020 9:47 AM

Despite a family history of breast cancer, learning she had three cancerous breast tumors was a shock for Marilynn Kluger-Faver. After a long career working in the corporate offices of Staples, Marilynn retired and took time to enjoy the little things in life. At 72 years old, Marilynn...

By mnyack_admin on 21 Dec 2020 1:00 PM

How a dream turned into a cancer diagnosis that led to successful treatment and a healthier lifestyle. When we’re told to follow our dreams, it usually refers to pursuing our hopes and desires. But in the case of Yvette Ramos, 39, this advice turned out to have a life-altering meaning...

By mnyack_admin on 21 Dec 2020 9:23 AM

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12%. According to the American Cancer Society, that means there’s a 1 in 8 chance she will develop...

By mnyack_admin on 21 Dec 2020 7:28 AM

Women generally know they should start getting screened for breast cancer at some point, but the details of screening can be confusing. Women should begin making a mammogram appointment annually starting at 40, or earlier if they have a family history...

By mnyack_admin on 21 Dec 2020 4:50 AM

Many myths and misconceptions surround breast cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. Knowing the facts lets you take steps to reduce your risk and improve your chance for the best outcome possible if you develop the disease. Here are some of the more common myths...