Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is news that no one wants to hear. But imagine if you were diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. When a normal pregnancy becomes complicated, or a woman with a medical issue is expecting, she needs highly specialized care. Being pregnant with breast cancer, or any other form of [...]
Counting calories is a great strategy when trying to lose or maintain your weight, but the question is how high should you be counting?
World Breastfeeding Week starting August 1 draws international attention to one of the most natural acts a woman can perform, an experience many women find impossible to describe."Breastfeeding, we believe, is the best way for a baby to get nutrition in the first months of life," explains Cindi Zembo, RN, BSN, IBCLC, coordinator of the [...]
Advances in technology and physician training over the last few decades have greatly expanded the options available to you if your doctor has determined that you need a hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus. "This generally isn't your grandmother's hysterectomy, or even your mother's!" says Charles Rardin, MD, director of the [...]
After 16 rounds of chemo, a mastectomy and 33 doses of radiation, Aimee thought the worst was over until she noticed her right arm starting to swell. Read about Aimee's story and her treatment.
At age 37, Angelina Jolie had her breasts and ovaries removed in an effort to reduce her risk of getting cancer. The big screen actress, who has a strong family history of cancer, made the decision to have the surgeries after learning that she inherited a mutation of the BRCA1 gene - an indicator [...]