Tag: breast cancer

Remembering Tamoxifen

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Last week, I picked up a copy of the local paper. I took a cursory look at it, turning page after page, finding the usual, less than uplifting forecasts about the financial cliff, along side articles about chaos in Egypt, natural disasters, and accidental death. As I turned it over, letting the front page flutter out …

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Breast Cancer Histology, Mammography, and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS The architecture of breast tissue is not homogenous, as it is made up of lobules, ducts, fat and connective tissue. These distinct tissue types define the histology, or structure of the breasts. Breast cancer usually originates in either the ducts or lobes. Breast cancer histology helps to determine treatment choices for …

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Breast Cancer Mammography and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Many disturbing facts about breast cancer have become familiar and mundane threads of information woven into the collective health consciousness. News coverage is replete with statistics about a woman’s alarming 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. And although lung cancer claims more women’s lives, most harbor an immediate, …

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