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Alaska editorial: End 'drive-by' mastectomies

...who have mastectomies. It's...a radical mastectomy, which involves...sooner, but a mastectomy is mastectomies." It's...stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies...connection with a mastectomy or breast...
Local cancer center treated 58 this year

...across the country in her journey to be cancer-free. Without any treatment options in her hometown, she went to Texas for a mastectomy after her diagnosis in April.After the surgery, she went to Juneau for a doctor's appointment and to figure out her treatment...
Wasilla woman challenges airport pat-downs

...of airport full-body scanners and full-body pat-downs until the screening process is modified to exempt women with mastectomies. Corky Champagne-Einarsen accuses the Transportation Security Administration of discrimination against women who have...
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Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

...could return so she made the decision to undergo a double mastectomy."I know a lot of women feel differently about this, but...12-year-old boy when she first saw her body after the mastectomy, she eventually felt liberated."All of a sudden, after...
The full Q&A with blogger Libby Bakalar, who is freeing the nipples of Juneau

...women's breasts, either nursing, not nursing. There's mothers on there, non-mothers. There's people who've had mastectomies. There's people ranging from ages in their late 20s to 50s, so there's a good age range. It's all adults, by the...
My Turn: 'Medically necessary' bill disrespects Alaska's women

...under what circumstances women on Medicaid can have double mastectomies of the kind popularized by Angelina Jolie. That is an extremely...debate in the medical community about whether pre-emptive mastectomies based on genetic predispositions are actually medically necessary...
One real choice: Survive

...ducts, thought to be stage zero. She decided to get a full mastectomy. What was hoped to have been a decisive victory against cancer...likely to get cancer again. She chose to have a prophylactic mastectomy on her other breast. "Some people choose all-natural and...
Harvesting therapies of the Earth

...attacking the left side. And while she has survived the emotional and physical challenges that come with such an ordeal - the mastectomies, the treatments and the aftermath - this Tlingit elder swears by the medicinal potential harbored in the devil's club...
Johnson, challenged by cancer, emerges as a survivor

...were malignant. Johnson immediately underwent bilateral mastectomies. "Which means I had both of them removed," she said...impression on her doctors. She said after the bilateral mastectomies, the doctors asked her to speak to some women in the process...
A survivor's guide to beating cancer

...different treatment options one must choose. There are options for chemotherapy, radiation treatment, full and partial mastectomies - and decisions are made for a host of different reasons, from health, obviously, to comfort and affordability.Kathie...
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