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45.5% of women with breast cancer choose mastectomy

9 Ways to Keep a Positive Body Image After Breast Cancer

Life after breast cancer is not business as usual, especially if you’ve had a mastectomy. The obvious changes after a partial or full mastectomy are the loss of one or both breasts. The less obvious changes are the emotions tied to your sense of femininity and your body image. Whether you decide on reconstructive surgery [...]

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Prophylactic Surgery: Reducing Breast and Ovarian Cancer for Women

A woman’s breasts and ovaries contribute to making her feel feminine and womanly. It makes sense then that the decision to remove the parts that help define you as a woman can be a difficult decision. Many women with family histories of breast and ovarian cancers are considering prophylactic surgeries—preventative procedures to keep cancer from [...]

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The Best Breast Cancer Biopsy for You

You’ve found a lump in your breast, and your doctor is suggesting a biopsy to see if the lump is cancerous. First, do your best to stay calm. Biopsy does not necessarily mean open surgery. Today, minimally invasive needle biopsies are the gold standard, according to the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [...]

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Five Important Things to Know About Mammograms

It’s estimated that for every 100,000 women in Utah, 108 will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. You may know that early detection can lead to successful treatment, but many women are hesitant to schedule a mammogram out of fear or concern of not knowing what to expect. In honor of National Breast [...]

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Preventing the Top 5 Threats to Women’s Health

When it comes to health risks, women and men aren’t the same. In fact, you may be surprised to learn which conditions pose the highest health risks to women. Our specialists at Brigham City Hospital have put together a list of things you can do to help prevent these top threats to women’s health. Heart [...]

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