New Wave of Preventative Surgeries are Saving Lives

A new study has found that women with certain genetic mutations such as BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly raises their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can cut the risk by as much as 80% if they get their ovaries removed by age 35 (Fox 1). This is the first study to show how much…

Mammograms: Does Preventative Screening Save Lives?

The NYT featured this important article on the front page of their paper. The article, “Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms,” is an eye-opening piece that centers around the complex issue of breast cancer prevention and treatment. The study they explore is “one of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever…