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New Treatments for Breast Cancer

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

iStock_000016501839Medium copy   When attorney Barbara Gay found a lump on her breast, she went to her doctor for an evaluation and was referred to a surgeon to have a biopsy. It took a week before the results came in. “I remember he looked at me and said, ‘You have breast cancer,’ then he spun his stool [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Changes Proposed to UWS Retail Rezoning Earlier this week, the Department of City Planning proposed several modifications to the Upper West Side retail rezoning plan that is currently making its way through the Uniform Land Use Review Process. The proposal will limit the frontages of banks and restrict other retail spaces along parts of Amsterdam, [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes from the Neighborhood

ribbon Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Sean Creamer Today’ Host Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Last week, Today show co-host and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb delivered the keynote address at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital’s Breast Service Luncheon at the Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side. Her speech was [&hellip
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The Benign Good News

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections

One woman explains her breast biopsy experience and urges others to get checked By Francine G. Burke “We saw something in your films.” These are the most-dreaded words after your tits have gone through Pancakeville. It was finally explained to me that breasts, cysts, fibrous tissue and the like will flatten under the X-ray machine [&hellip
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Pets Get Breast Cancer, Too

Written by admin on . Posted in Pets, Special Sections

Many people don’t realize that pets can also suffer from breast cancer. Mammary gland tumors are common in dogs and cats that aren’t spayed or were spayed late. Cats generally have eight mammary glands (four pairs). Dogs vary, but usually have 10 glands. Around 90 percent of feline mammary tumors are malignant; in dogs, less [&hellip
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Portraits of Strength

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It’s a startling statistic: One in 8 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. But it’s a number that the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is helping change for the better. Each year the organization hosts the Komen New [&hellip
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A New Look at Breast Cancer

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In the United States alone, statistics show that nearly 200,000 women may be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 might die from the disease. This is why people like Dr. Larry Norton, physician-in-chief of breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, remain important in the fight against this disease. For [&hellip
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