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March 2001
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Primary Care Referrals for Mammograms

An interesting article was published recently in the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. Researchers led by Dr. Jeanne Ferrante of the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa studied the relationship between the local supply of physicians and the early detection of breast cancer for women in the surrounding area.
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Reduced Anxiety after Prophylactic Mastectomy

A study just published in the British Medical Journal found that women at high risk for breast cancer who opted for prophylactic mastectomy significantly reduced their anxiety levels about getting the disease. Furthermore, they suffered no detrimental impact on their body image or their sexual activity.
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Other Features

Young Mothers and Breast Cancer Risk

Comparing Apples and...Persimmons?

Emotional Challenges with Genetic Risk

Patients Unaware of Clinical Trials

Drug Interactions from Alternative Therapies

A Contrarian View of Fruits and Vegetables?

The Human Genome and Cancer

Can Green Tea Minimize Cancer Risk?

Uneven Access to Breast-Conserving Surgery

Progress Treating Cancer Pain

Reducing Stress as a Treatment Strategy

Surgeon Preferences and Surgical Options

No Heart Risk with Tamoxifen

Treatment Bias Against Older Patients


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