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Up to date pros and cons about prophylactic mastectomy or uterine/tubal removal when faced with knowing one is a carrier. What are the present opinions in the med/surg field regarding this?

AnneMarie commented on Anonymous' post Prophlactic surgery for those with BRCA 1 or 2 genes

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I'm sharing this story in every arena I can find. I don't understand why this isn't all over the media. This appears on my personal blog: The story finally has legs. They are wobbly but they ...

AnneMarie commented on AnneMarie's post WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? WOMEN IN INDIA USED AS LAB RATS

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I'm sharing this story in every arena I can find. I don't understand why this isn't all over the media. This appears on my personal blog: The story finally has legs. They are wobbly but they ...

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? WOMEN IN INDIA USED AS LAB RATS

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A doctor suggested that as they were small, I wait and have it monitored again in a followup mammogram and ultrasound in three months. I'm nervous about waiting. What do you advise please?

AnneMarie commented on Anonymous' post A few weeks ago my left breast became very sore and actually throbbed all of one day. A subsequent diagnostic mammogram shows an enlarged lymph node along with an 'enhanced nodule' detected on an ultrasound. Wait and monitor, or a biopsy?

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 It was the best of years, it was the worst of years.  2011.  My Life.  The Tale of Two Cities..... To be fair, I never read the novel.  To be honest, while I might LOVE ...

New Year's Resolutions Are SO 2011

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Now they say at work I am aggressive and defensive. I have had depression in the past and wonder if this is related. I stopped taking the meds cause I was feeling better and didn't feel like I ...

AnneMarie commented on Anonymous' post I am just not happy anymore. NOthing seems to make me happy

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 There are three sides to every story.  Not an unfamiliar statement to most. This may not qualify as a "story," but nonetheless, it does have the requisite "Three Sides."  Here ...

Being "Blamed" For Getting Cancer?

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As we enter what is perhaps the busiest travel time of the year, this is a little “heads up.”  If air travel is in your future and breast implants are in your chest, you’ve now been ...

BREAST CANCER PATIENTS-AIR TRAVEL "HEADS UP"

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 Here’s my disclaimer.  As I sit here putting my thoughts on paper, the television show has not aired which may be a good thing.  Or not. Tomorrow, Suzanne Somers is going to ...

AnneMarie commented on AnneMarie's post MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A CELEBRITY MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

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 Here’s my disclaimer.  As I sit here putting my thoughts on paper, the television show has not aired which may be a good thing.  Or not. Tomorrow, Suzanne Somers is going to ...

MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A CELEBRITY MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

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EmpowHER is proud to continue to partner together with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in order to help recruit volunteers to join their Love/Avon Army of Women initiative at ...

AnneMarie commented on Army of Women's post EmpowHER Continues to Help Recruit an Army of Women to End Breast Cancer

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I have generally accepted my doctor's recommendation that I have a hysterectomy due to a very large uterine fibroid (15 cm) that is displacing my bladder. I also have cysts on my one remaining ...

AnneMarie commented on Terri's post Due to have a hysterectomy but am scared to death after viewing a video about side effects!