Breast Cancer

Fighting Breast Cancer at 32

When Erika Featherstone, 32, arrived for her annual well woman exam at her OB/GYN’s office on a Monday in March, she and her husband were thinking about starting a family later that year. It is the kind of appointment to ask questions, start prenatal vitamins and prepare for that next chapter in life. However, The Women’s Health Group Dr. Stacy Noland had a simple, but defining question for Erika during her clinical breast exam. “She asked me, ‘Have you noticed any changes,’” Erika remembers.

 

HPV and Breast Cancer Risk Halved, New Research Shows

There was big news this week in regards to women and their cancer risk later in life as both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) released significant findings.

Preventing Cervical Cancer

 

Tulsa Breast Surgeon Responds to Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Announcement

Utica Park Clinic breast surgeon Dr. Laurie Flynn says Tuesday’s announcement of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy resulting from the discovering Jolie has the gene mutation, BRCA1, is positive news for all women. “I am so glad she went public with her gene mutation,” says Dr. Flynn. “Now maybe more women will have the conversation with their physician to determine if they should be tested.”

 

Hillcrest Medical Centers Provides Patient Navigator to Guide Breast Cancer Patients through Diagnosis and Treatment

The Leta M. Chapman Breast Health Center is pleased to welcome a new service for our patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Our Breast Center Patient Navigator, Elaine Stook, is a proactive patient representative who provides support, education and guidance through complex health care issues and treatment as they relate to the diagnosis of breast cancer.  Assisting patients in the understanding of their diagnosis, treatment options, and available resources, the Navigator serves as a communication link between the patient and other care providers.

 

Men & Cancer: Early Detection and What Not to Ignore

Early detection and treatment are key to surviving cancer. Both men and women can greatly improve their outcomes if they recognize the symptoms of cancer early. Would you know what to look for? We have broken down a list for men specifically. Please share this important life-saving information with your friends and family. If you have any questions about these symptoms specific to your health, contact your primary care physician.


Changes in Breast Mass