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Clearing up another mammogram muddle

Confused about the latest breast-cancer screening study? Fred Hutch, SCCA experts have answers

Jan. 11, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

We tapped experts at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for their thoughts on a new study and commentary that have raised questions about the value of mammography and how it can sometimes lead to overtreatment.

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More than 'Angelina Jolie Effect': BRCA tests spike among breast cancer patients

Search for gene mutations began rising before actress revealed surgeries; better insurance coverage, access cited by experts

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The frequency of BRCA testing has vastly increased among younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, a study finds. Is it 'the Angelina Jolie Effect?'

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An unexpected diagnosis

What it’s like to be a man with a 'woman’s cancer'

Feb. 9, 2016 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a betrayal, but being diagnosed with a "woman's cancer" can leave male breast cancer patients feeling doubly shocked – and isolated. Read how two male breast cancer survivors coped with their unexpected diagnosis.

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