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Women having a mastectomy to treat breast cancer can opt to have immediate reconstruction. These surgeries use implants to reconstruct breast tissue that was removed during the mastectomy.
In 2009, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women between the ages of 50 and 74 have breast cancer screenings every two years. A new study has challenged these guidelines.
The gold standard for breast cancer screening is digital mammography. Unfortunately, false-positives, which appear to be breast cancer but turn out not to be, are not all that unusual for mammography.
If a woman’s close relative is known to carry a BRCA gene mutation, she will want to see if she is also a carrier. If this woman learned that she didn’t have an altered BRCA gene, that might offer some relief.
Keeping track of which dietary supplements are beneficial, harmful, or do nothing at all is a time-consuming endeavor. So what’s the latest information on calcium and vitamin D supplements?