Some of you are probably wondering why The Daily News’ print edition nameplate — normally printed in black ink — is pink today. If so, then we’re already raising awareness about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As the director of breast imaging at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, I am often asked to give public talks during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
While breast reconstruction is considered elective surgery, undergoing breast reconstruction can have profound emotional and practical benefits.
One of the issues of concern to young women diagnosed with breast cancer, especially of reproductive age, is whether amenorrhea is permanent or transient.
UTMB investigators have found that the older the surgeon and the smaller the surgical facility, the more likely a woman would end up undergoing an expensive surgical procedure when a simple needle biopsy is now the recommended protocol.
Due to national organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, coupled with local grass root efforts such as Santa Fe Chamber Women in Business Bra Dazzle, women are gathering together and organizing groups that provide educational resources, support and awareness of breast cancer.
New very basic studies with breast cancer cells are providing new information that could be exploited for novel diagnostics that could increase survival rates from this deadly disease.
At the UTMB Breast Health and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes, a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled team of breast care specialists provides the most comprehensive and compassionate diagnostic and therapeutic service possible, all in one comfortable, convenient setting.
Dr. Angelica Robinson is a woman on a mission: She wants to take breast cancer screening services on the road to as many underserved women in the community as she can possibly reach.
Stella Turrubiate, an oncology nurse, has worked at the University of Texas Medical Branch Breast Health and Imaging Center since 2010. Her official title now is “patient navigator.”