With the month of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we tend to see lots of specials on TV, on the news, radio, or even at local events talking about the importance of awareness. We hear statistics and figures on women, the likelihood for...

   As I promised the other day, I wanted to take a moment and to talk about a study that was conducted by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) in support from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This trial is the first...

As I am sure most of you that are familiar or have done any reading on breast cancer have heard the term ER+ (positive), or Estrogen positive. But what exactly does being ER (estrogen) positive really mean, what are the implications and significance to breast...

I am sure that most people that are curious about cancer, or know of a loved one that has gone through the entire cancer ordeal, and more specifically Breast Cancer, have heard of the term HER2neu or if their breast cancer was referred to as...

I apologize due to the late postings. I have been in San Francisco this week for a breast cancer symposium and am writing these in the late hours of the night. I know there are a few emails I need to return to patients, but...

I have been working in the cancer field for almost ten years now. I have heard a lot of myths or rumors, and this is yet another one. There is nothing scientifically shown nor is there any data driven studies done that have proved aluminum...

As I mentioned in yesterday's blog on Mammosite, today I was going to talk a little more in depth about the phase III randomized trial that is underway. This NSABP-RTOG Phase III trial is entitled: Conventional Whole Breast Irradiation versus Partial Breast Irradiation for Women...

   Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month I think it would be a great time to discuss some of the new research and technological advnaces that have been in made in the treatment options for women with early stage Breast Cancer. No longer are...

Another large topic specific to Breast Cancer is the use of digital mammography and its benefits versus the use of traditional film based mammography. There was a trial that was created in 2003 by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) called the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening...

I was presenting at a conference today to help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I happened to give a generalized overview on what Breast Cancer is, how it starts, risk factors, prevention, and the importance of screening. When it was opened for questions, one...