Stories tagged with: mastectomy

May 14, 2013 - 10:19am
3 years 11 weeks ago

Knowing your family history can help you in the fight against breast cancer.

Women have a 14 percent risk in their lifetime of getting breast cancer, that number is five times greater when their is a genetic connection to the disease. The older one gets the more chances you have.

"If you've got close relatives like your mother, your grandmother, your aunts or a man in your family who's had breast cancer then you should probably see a genetic counselor to see if it is...

January 18, 2010 - 4:17pm
6 years 27 weeks ago

For women dealing with the aftermath of a mastectomy or even the more conservative lumpectomy, the physical loss can also be very emotional.

"It's a crisis for them," said Certified Mastectomy Fitter Andrea Retherford. "For most women, they haven't had a lot of time to get settled in to what's really happening to themselves. They have a lot of decisions to make all of a sudden."

Retherford said there are many options to mask the physical loss.


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