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Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 2 comments

In Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1) Karen explained her experience of learning she had the BRCA mutation. This mutation significantly increased her risk of getting breast cancer (87% risk) and ovarian cancer (54% risk). Here is the rest of her interview. Why Karen Had A Double Mastectomy Waking up everyday thinking...

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Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1)

Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

In 2013, Angelina Jolie described her experience of being diagnosed with one of the BRCA mutations in her New York Times OpEd and prophylactic surgeries. But, five years before AJ’s “coming out,” Karen Malkin Lazarovitz @karenBRCAMTL learned she had one of the BRCA mutations. BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes There are genes in our cells that...

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Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer | 2 comments

You’re in the doctor’s office filling out paperwork.  There are questions to answer about your health, but also about the health of your parents, grandparents and siblings.   You scratch your head, panic a little, then leave lots of blank spaces, hoping the information won’t be relevant to today’s visit. Regrettably those spaces–that...

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Extra, Extra, Read All About It — NOT

Extra, Extra, Read All About It — NOT

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The New York Times article “Cancers Share Gene Patterns, Studies Affirm” published on May 2, 2013, and several other news outlets, described the work being carried out by The Cancer Genomic Atlas (TCGA).  The TCGA, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a research network consisting of more than 150 researchers at institutions across the...

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