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High-Tech Surgery and Team Collaboration Improves Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Cancer is a multidisciplinary condition. From diagnosis and treatment to recovery and emotional support, it takes a village to build the best care team. With breast cancer, there’s often an additional facet to consider: post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Reconstructive plastic surgery is an option for most breast cancer patients, and many will undergo the procedure to more »

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DNA Screening and Counseling: Answering Tough Questions in the Genetic Era

The genetic era is upon us. DNA is tested for a variety of reasons, from forensics and policing to ancestry and familial relationships. But the most promising applications may be in the medical field, where genetic screening can define our risk for a life-threatening condition. One example of this is a mutation of the BRCA more »

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