Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the breast provides an image of the tissue. The mammogram and manual breast exam together offer a way to pick up breast cancers earlier. Earlier detection of breast cancer allows for more treatment options, including less extensive surgeries...
State-regulated plans must now cover colon tests

...Emily Nenon, government relations director at the American Cancer Society. Screenings for prostate, cervical and breast cancers are already covered under state-regulated plans. The colon cancer bill arrived later because public awareness about...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Program (NBCCEDP). The program provides screening exams to underserved women and has diagnosed more than 5,800 breast cancers and more than 500 cervical cancers across the nation. Alaska has participated in the NBCCEDP since 1995. The program...
Kale: the queen of soups

...occurs naturally in all cruciferous vegetables. This substance seems to have a role in preventing cancers, especially breast cancers. Kale will grow at high altitudes, and frost only improves its rich flavor. Commercially, kale is grown in Virginia...
New view on mammograms

...Oct. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that questioned the value of mammograms. Half of breast cancers are found by the patients, she said, and women should be familiar enough with breast exams to detect changes. Just...
A family nurse practitioner's experience

...Nonetheless, she was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma in March 2006. According to Emerson, 80 percent of breast cancers are this type. "Mine was not an aggressive breast cancer," she said. "It was picked up on a mammogram done at...
Breast cancer from a surgeon

...they're walking with these later tumors, the prognosis is not good by the time you get to lymph node-positive breast cancers, you're looking at five year survivals of 50 percent, 60 percent as opposed to a 95 percent for Stage 1." Gruchacz...


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