Why do you need a breast surgeon?

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Welcome to Knitted Knockers

http://www.knittedknockers.org/images/logo-header-v06-no-TM.jpg HELLO, KNITTED KNOCKERS Recently, my staff and I had the good fortune to learn of the organization named “Knitted Knockers”. It began in Bellingham, WA from a patient story. Her blog is very inspirational and can be viewed on their website, www.knittedknockers.org. We have an active Central Valley chapter. Information can be accessed via […]

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THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS

Thanksgiving is nearly here. It is so wonderful to have a holiday set aside to express gratitude. We allow ourselves to witness the abundance of the earth and the harvest of our efforts in life. We gather with the family and friends who light our lives. Toasts are raised to those past and present. When […]

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What does “high risk” for breast cancer mean?

What does “high risk” for breast cancer mean? All of us are concerned about developing breast cancer. We know it is common, and seemingly strikes without regard to other health conditions. From a medical point of view, we are trying to define risk levels in statistical terms. It is then possible to more reasonably give […]

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Lymphedema Corner

“Do I have lymphedema?” “Why is it taking so long to recover?” “Will anything make my surgery hurt less?” “ My doctor says I do not have lymphedema, but my arm/armpit/chest/breast feels heavy and full. Why is that?” These are common questions that women undergoing breast cancer treatment ask themselves. Many things have changed regarding […]

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“Why did the mammogram miss my cancer? ” ” Why do some people have ultrasounds?”

This edition is something that should be well known by patients, doctor staff and physicians, but often slips by. It can make a huge difference in finding a cancer that may otherwise “fall through the cracks”. An early cancer diagnosis can be delayed, and a more difficult to treat cancer can result if we forget to […]

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