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A Message from Dr. Marisa Weiss on Early Detection

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on December 21st, 2010 Tags:

It’s easy to confuse early detection with prevention. Over the years, many women have said to me, “How could this breast cancer happen to me? I’ve been getting my mammogram every year!” I think many women believe that mammography prevents breast cancer. It doesn’t. Rather, mammography is our best tool for early detection: finding breast cancer in its earliest stages, when the cancer is most…

Breast Cancer and Alcohol: Why and How to Make a Toast

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on December 2nd, 2010 Tags: ,

With the holiday party season coming up, it’s worth thinking about what’s in your glass when you’re celebrating. A glass of wine can bring out the flavor of many foods, and it can be hard to resist a champagne toast at midnight on New Year’s Eve. But alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer, especially in teen and tween girls whose breasts are developing…

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