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This blog is designed to educate and inform you about recent news and how it may impact your legal case in New York. I have provided commentary and opinion and welcome your comments to keep the conversation going.

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6/1/2016
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Breast Cancer Prognosis Linked To Normal Tissue | NY Lawyer

This study demonstrates the benefits of radiation therapy which has shown lower recurrence rates in women. New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer shares story.

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4/19/2016
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Should Women be Getting Mammograms Earlier | NY Cancer Law

Research shows that the pros of early mammograms outweigh the cons. New York Medical Malpractice Attorney shares the data in this resourceful article.

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4/13/2016
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Cartilage Protein Found in Breast Cancer | NY Med Mal Lawyer

Research shows that the protein COMP can be found in tumors in patients with a poor prognosis as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski

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3/27/2016
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Mammograms Could Detect More Than Breast Cancer | NY Lawyer

Radiologists look for signs of calcium deposits that have built up in the arteries that supply blood as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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3/22/2016
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Double Mastectomies In Breast Cancer | NY Med Mal Lawyer

Studies show that patients who don’t have a genetic mutation do not benefit from removing the healthy breast as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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3/21/2016
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Breast Cancer Detecting Bra | NY Med Mal Trial Lawyer

The device works through the use of infrared sensors which record temperatures and alert woman wearing it as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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3/12/2016
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New Way to Shrink Tumors Fast | NY Personal Injury Attorney

The two exciting drugs are called lapatinib and trastuzumab, which is more widely known as Herceptin as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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1/7/2016
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Ultrasound Could Help Find Cancer| NY Personal Injury Lawyer

Each woman in the study had three screenings over three years with mammography and ultrasonography as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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12/15/2015
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Laser Treatment for Breast Cancer

The laser ablation technique is called Novilase Breast Therapy. It involves placing small probes in the center of the cancer then using heat from the laser

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12/14/2015
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Cancer Surgeon Says Mastectomy Not Needed for Breast Cancer

One of Britain’s top breast cancer surgeons has spoken out against mastectomies that he categorizes as medieval. A major new study showed that women who have

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12/3/2015
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False-Positive Mammograms Associated With Risk of Cancer

New study found women with a false-positive result who were referred for further imaging had a 39% greater chance of developing breast cancer within 10 years.

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11/3/2015
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What does Dense Breast Tissue mean for You?

Statistics show that more than 40 percent of women have dense breasts but many are never told that their form of breast tissue makes cancer more difficult to

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11/3/2015
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New Mammogram Guidelines- What you Need to Know

The American Cancer Society’s new recommendations suggest women with an average risk start yearly mammograms at age 45 instead of 40. They also said at 55

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11/3/2015
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Racial Gap in Diagnosing & Treating Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has been less common in black women than in white woman for decades. However, the death rate for black women is much higher.

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9/8/2015
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Are More Men getting Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer has typically been seen as a disease that affects women, but that is not the case. Men across the world are inflicted with breast cancer as well.

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6/19/2015
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Should Women be getting Lumpectomies?

The majority of women who choose surgery that will conserve their breast also need whole-breast radiation, which is typically administered in daily fractions

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6/1/2015
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Breast Cancer Research Could Decrease Risk of Further Surgery

About half of the 300,000 women in the United States who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year undergo extensive surgery in order to remove the tumor.

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4/21/2015
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Women...when should you get a Mammogram?

Mammograms clearly help prevent deaths but have trade-offs: false alarms, unneeded biopsies, over diagnosis, detection of tumors affecting a woman's life

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2/3/2015
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New Target for Most Aggressive Breast Cancer

A new study links deficiency in a gene that control autophagy with triple-negative breast cancer. Autophagy is a process that recycles cell waste.

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12/12/2014
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How Long Do Breast Cancer Treatment Plans Take?

Breast cancer treatment-Is shorter duration better for the patient? New studies suggest it is. Current treatment involves lumpectomy, radiation and chemotherapy

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12/8/2014
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Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Receive Unnecessary Radiation

A randomized clinical trial in 2004 supported the omission of radiation treatment in elderly female patients with early-stage breast cancer. Despite this

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12/2/2014
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Are Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Decreasing?

New research shows that breast cancer recurrence rates have dropped since the 1980s.

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11/20/2014
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Does a Second Risk of Breast Cancer Increase Over Time?

Reuters reports that with gene mutations a second breast cancer risk rises over time. Are women who are genetically susceptible to breast cancer and have it in

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11/20/2014
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Are Women Getting Breast Removal Surgery too early?

Reuters reports on research that shows removal rates for early cancers are increasing across the U.S. Women fear that the cancer will progress

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