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Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer Prevention And Treatment

Dr. Pifer was joined by doctors Thomas Julian, William Poller and Mark Trombetta to discuss breast cancer prevention and treatment.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/06/2013

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New Device Could Help In Battle Against Breast Cancer

There could be a breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer. A new device may help diagnose a common condition after having breast cancer surgery before it becomes a major problem.

12/12/2012

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Study Makes New Tamoxifen Recommendations For Breast Cancer Patients

Carie Capossela took the drug Tamoxifen for five years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. She is now 44.

12/05/2012

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Local Sisters Find Strength In Battle Against Breast Cancer

Once there were four Resnik sisters. Dianna died of breast cancer in 2001 after being diagnosed while pregnant with her second child. The other three sisters are now, in some manner, dealing with it, too.

11/22/2012

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Making Cancer About The Patient, Not The Body Part

Are certain breast cancer campaigns making women look like sexual objects? “Save the tatas, save second base…” Do they trivialize the actual woman battling the disease?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/31/2012

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A Penchant For Preventive Mastectomies

Even if you don’t have cancer, would you have your breasts removed?

10/10/2012

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CMU Football Team To Have Memorial Game For Coach’s Late Wife

Saturday will be an emotional day for the Carnegie Mellon football team.

10/06/2012

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Eye-Catching Display Raises Breast Cancer Awareness On North Shore

It’s a sight you certainly don’t see every day, thousands of bras lining a walking path on the North Shore. It’s an eye-catching display, but why are they there?

10/03/2012

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Medical Frontiers: Breast Cancer

Dr. Pifer was joined in the NewsRadio1020 KDKA Studio for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Kathleen Erb, Dr. Bill Poller and Dr. Larry Wickerham.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/01/2012

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Obesity Linked To Higher Chance Of Breast Cancer Recurrence

A new study shows that breast cancer patients who are obese or even just overweight may be more likely to have the disease come back, even if they have the best treatment.

08/27/2012

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Study: Radiation Could Benefit Certain Group Of Breast Cancer Patients

A new study is raising questions about the medical treatment for older women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Joan Safir, 76, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

08/13/2012

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Some Diseases Starting To Strike Younger Patients

When you hear things like stroke, Alzheimer’s and gout, you usually think of those as affecting older people. However, there’s a list of diseases out there that are hitting people younger and younger.

07/06/2012

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Planned Parenthood Controversy A Challenge For Race For The Cure

In a little over a month, Pittsburgh has its 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. “People are still very angry and I think we’ve lost trust,” admits Pittsburgh affiliate executive director Kathy Purcell.

03/28/2012

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FDA Revokes Approval Of Breast Cancer Drug Avastin

Avastin for breast cancer is out. The FDA says the drug should no longer be used for breast cancer because there’s no proof it extends patients’ lives – and it causes dangerous side effects.

11/18/2011

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AGH Clinical Trial Explores Alternative To Mastectomy

A woman whose breast cancer came back after she beat it looked to an alternative to fight the recurring cancer instead of a mastectomy.

10/14/2011

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