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Alaska editorial: End 'drive-by' mastectomies

...for hospital stays for those who have mastectomies. It's true that a radical mastectomy...legislation to stop so-called "drive-by mastectomies." It's not new legislation. The...coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection...
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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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...
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...
Local | Neighbors
Study: More U.S. women receiving inappropriate breast cancer treatment

...doctors are getting more lax when performing lumpectomies, but that more women overall were getting lumpectomies instead of mastectomies. While about 15 percent of women got lumpectomies in 1983, about half were getting that treatment by 1995. Some doctors...
Breast cancer from a surgeon

...breast problems." Among the hundreds of lumpectomies and mastectomies Gruchacz has done, she completed about eight breast surgeries...including lumpectomies, an operative breast biopsy and a few mastectomies. Gruchacz explained the differences between each surgery...


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