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2/9/2015I recently subscribed to Artemis and wanted to thank you for putting these very helpful materials together. There's a lot to be said about a breast center that welcomes the opinions of other researchers and doesn't hesitate to make these materials available to the general public allowing all to actively participate in selecting breast cancer treatment options. I reside in an area dominated by a university related health care system commonly referred to as the 800 ton giant whose collective demeanor appears to imply "it's us or rust" and it's clear to me that neither divergent medical opinions nor educated health care consumers are favored. So, rest assured you are performing a great service for those of us who are hamstrung by virtue of our area of residency. Thanks again for Artemis and for answering the many questions that you respond to each and every day.
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2/9/2015thanks for that warm feedback!

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