Archive for the ‘Surgery’ Category

A Patient’s Journey: Angelina Jolie

In an article in the New York Times today, My Medical Choice, Angelina Jolie promised to share some background about her medical treatment with women seeking more information about BRCA gene Read the rest of this entry »

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

A sentinel lymph node is the first node or nodes in the armpit that receive the lymphatic drainage from the breast.¬† If cancer exists in the breast, it might escape to the armpit lymph Read the rest of this entry »

BRCA Gene Mutations

In 2013, we expect 232,340 new invasive breast cancers plus 64,640 in situ (pre-invasive) cancers, and 40,030 deaths; 2240 of those cancers¬† Read the rest of this entry »