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Two Women, Two Choices

In light of the huge new study on the effectiveness of mammography, I’ve been thinking a whole lot about two of my friends. Both women had DCIS—ductal carcinoma in situ— diagnosis of which has increased dramatically in recent years due … Continue reading

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The Mammogram Fandango

When I saw the Caller ID, I knew instantly what was up: “Your mammogram shows an area on your right breast that we need to get a closer look at,” the woman’s voice was calm and businesslike. “Can you come … Continue reading

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Amazing Alice A-OK

Alice had her first post-mastectomy mammogram Saturday. And although she had only half of the poking and prodding…her mastectomy side escaped the squish program…she had way more of the worry that those of us “non-survivor” folk. “It wasn’t sooo bad,” … Continue reading

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Amazing Alice Gets a Mammogram

Amazing Alice is a “year old.” Just over a year since she had her mastectomy and she’s recovered so nicely it’s easy for the rest of us to forget there was ever a problem. Is she different? “I think more … Continue reading

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Mammogram mix-up? K vs. C?

“You aren’t going to confuse our results are you?” I ask the desk person. Karen Katz, moi, and Caren Katz, not moi, have been chatting in the mammogram anteroom, having been bureaucratically mixed up for years. It’s one thing for … Continue reading

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