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BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |  Cheryl Schafer has stage-four breast cancer and goes for grueling chemotherapy every three weeks, but that didn’t stop the plucky Canarsie native from donning a crash helmet and jumping on a chopper last month to raise cash for the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Sunset Park — Brooklyn’s only medical facility […]

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BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |  A patient of Dr. Michael Theodorakis, a cancer and blood specialist on Long Island, was stunned to learn that the lump on his chest was breast cancer. “He had no idea. He thought breast cancer was a woman’s disease,” said the oncologist and hematologist at North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in […]

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BY JUAN SOTO  |  Sebastian Aloi was in shock when he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He had no symptoms. “I didn’t even know men could get breast cancer,” the 71-year-old Nassau resident said.  Breast cancer is a very rare disease in men. In 2014, about 2,360 males will have the disease, compared to 232,670 […]

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Breast cancer is a disease that claims the lives of so many people. Although many deaths cannot be prevented due to the severity and late stage of the breast cancer, early diagnosis goes a long way to improving mortality rates and sending individuals into remission faster. Knowing the symptoms of breast cancer can help women […]

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Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival rates and lessen the severity of treatment options. Routine mammograms are essential to catching signs of breast cancer early on, but so can home-based breast exams. Over the years there has been some debate about the effectiveness of breast self-exams. Different breast cancer organizations have different views […]

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Check out one of the several Breast Cancer Awareness Month events around town. Here are a few to get you started! • Oct. 10, 9–10:30 am: Chicks, Cupcakes, and Coffee — A Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast Seminar at New American Chamber of Commerce, 26 Court St. between Clinton Street and Cadman Plaza West, Suite 701, www.mynacc.org. […]

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Individuals diagnosed with some form of cancer often ask themselves and their physicians, “Could I have done something to prevent this?” Women who are concerned about breast cancer also may wonder if they can prevent this potentially deadly disease, wondering if there is a pill, a vitamin, or another method to keeping the cancer at […]

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A cancer diagnosis is never welcome news. Once such a diagnosis has been made, doctors will work to determine the stage of the cancer, which helps them develop a treatment plan and prognosis. Cancer is most treatable when caught in its earliest stages, when tumors may be small and contained. When a person is diagnosed […]

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Apart from certain skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, particularly American women. It does not segregate based on race and ethnicity or even gender, as men can be diagnosed with breast cancer as well. Depending on the location of the cancer, its pervasiveness and the patient’s family history, […]

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Mammograms are used to screen for breast cancer and overall breast health. In a relatively recent departure from conventional wisdom that once advised women to get annual mammograms beginning at age 40, new recommendations say mammograms are not necessary before age 50, and that earlier screening benefits are limited and may even do more harm […]

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