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No More Drive-Through Mastectomies
to the hospital for a double mastectomy , my surgeon told me I'd need ..... 48 hours for a woman having a mastectomy or lumpectomy . Those first two days are critical ..... s Health and then Minimum IP Mastectomy Stay.) In states without such
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Genius Idea: Flattering Swimwear to Buy After a Mastectomy
O: Why did you start a swimwear company? PB: When my niece, Gabe, scheduled her mastectomy [like Brett, she underwent a preventive bilateral mastectomy after testing positive for harmful mutations in the BRCA1 gene], she was at peace
A Good Swimsuit Is Really Hard to Find (After a Mastectomy )
no one's favorite activity. Now imagine doing it after a mastectomy , and you'll understand what lawyer Susan Scheid was up ..... catalogs; none fit. She'd always liked Lands' End, but its mastectomy suits all had pockets for breast forms. Scheid was forced
Why Christina Applegate Had a Double Mastectomy
Actress Christina Applegate opens up about her battle with cancer and her radical decision to remove both breasts.
Spilling the Beans
mistake was breast reconstruction. Of course I'm smart enough to know that tits don't matter. But after a radical mastectomy in 1999, I went through the whole delightful drill of chemo and radiation. And through the months of treatment
Help Spread the Truth About Breast Cancer: Knowledge Is Power
48, systems programmer, Dallas "When I was diagnosed, I felt like my life was over and I felt ugly. I had a radical mastectomy , and you feel like everybody you approach knows that. Being photographed for this project helped me feel good
How to Train Your Doctor
needed a double mastectomy ," says the teacher ..... that she have a lumpectomy with radiation ..... you don't want a mastectomy ; you're just ..... and got the double mastectomy she wanted. Though lumpectomy was a viable option
A Reason to Be Hopeful: 5 New Breast Cancer Breakthroughs
inhibitors can shrink some stage II and III tumors enough to allow for a lumpectomy instead of mastectomy . The Forecast: The drugs could prove pivotal in reducing the national mastectomy rate of 37 percent. Learn more about the fight against breast
Defending My Life
several years. Then I think, "In less than a month, after my mastectomy , they won't be with me anymore. What will I look ..... That's when I decided to have the bilateral prophylactic mastectomy . It wasn't an easy decision. December 27 Mom went home
What's It Really Like to Live Through Breast Cancer?
was supposed to have a lumpectomy , chemo, and radiation. But after my lumpectomy , the margins weren't clear ..... Dr. Oratz recommended a mastectomy , and I was devastated ..... the only option, was a mastectomy . My parents stayed to