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Here’s what Columbia doctors want you to remember when the pink ribbons disappear as breast cancer awareness month ends.
Columbia University's chief of breast imaging, Elise Desperito, MD, clarifies conflicting advice on mammography and urges all women to be evaluated for their breast cancer risk.
Columbia breast cancer patient Karin Diamond credits regular mammograms for catching her cancer early and her surgeon's use of intraoperative radiation for keeping her cancer-free.
- June 9, 2021
Opinions vary about how to treat DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), but a new study suggests the optimal treatment for most women with this non-invasive breast cancer is surgery plus radiation.
- October 22, 2020
Columbia's Eileen Connolly explains how radiation treatment for breast cancer has vastly improved in recent years due to advancements in technology and an increased understanding of the disease.
- June 10, 2020
Compared to yearly screening, more frequent mammograms for women treated for early-stage breast cancer did not confer additional benefit, a study from Columbia University oncologists has found.
- October 23, 2019
Katherine Crew, MD, directs the Clinical Breast Cancer Prevention Program and cares for patients with breast cancer and women at high risk at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NYP.
- February 20, 2019
A clinical trial at Columbia and other centers found that patients responded to a new “smart drug” for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
- July 10, 2018
Acupuncture significantly eased joint pain for a majority of women undergoing a common form of breast cancer treatment, a new study found.
Source:Washington PostJune 4, 2018
- June 4, 2018
Joint pain relief from omega-3s may help more women adhere to hormonal breast cancer treatment, a study suggests.