breast cancer

3 secrets I learned from my 50th birthday year celebration of mammography and colonoscopy

If you live in Israel, or in many European countries, the national “begin to screen and start to worry testing” starts at 50.  That’s when many long-term big population studies have found that is the age when women’s risk of breast cancer soars, and men and women’s incidence of colon cancer rears its ugly head. […]

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Which Medical Specialist Does A Senior Citizen Really Need?

About 15 years ago, a good friend of the family, who was about 65 at the time, started feeling chest pains, dizziness, and nausea as she was on her way to work. The pains were strong enough, that she turned around and drove herself to the hospital. It turns out she was at the beginning

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What Your Insurance Company Isn’t Telling You About Breast Cancer

In light of a recent nursing symposium in Israel, I thought I would review the rights and specific navigational needs of women who are carriers of the BRCA mutation that increase risk breast and/or ovarian cancer. Approximately 5% of all breast cancers are caused by a mutation in the BRCA1 or 2 gene.  However, if

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