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Dense Breasts

Surprising as it may seem, the number one risk factor for breast cancer seems to be Dense Breasts (FCBD), ie breasts that are predominantly dense glandular tissue than fat. After examining data from 18,000 women wt breast cancer and 184,000 women of the same ages without, it was determined that FCBD was the greatest risk […]

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A Conversation With Our Chairman

Sheryl Cherico, Chairman of Georgia Breast Cancer sat down with J. Ryan Williams at Websuasion to discuss our organization.

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Watch us on TV today!

Sheryl Cherico, Dr. Gulshan Harjee, and Patti Dickey will be on 11 Alive’s Atlanta and Company this morning!  Tune in at 11:00AM to see us advocate for breast cancer!

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Genetic testing recommended for women with a family history of breast, ovarian, tubal and peritoneal cancers

A volunteer panel of national experts the US preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  in 2013  last recommended that genetic testing be recommended for women with a family history of breast , ovarian , tubal and peritoneal cancers. That was recently updated  to now include women who have in the past been diagnosed and completed treatment  […]

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Genetics

Genetics is a rapidly growing and changing field. Unquestionably, some people are enjoying the new “direct-to-consumer” versions of genetic testing, finding new relatives or learning more about their family history. Examples of direct-to-consumer test include 23andMe and Ancestry.com. Genetics is the scientific study of heredity and genes. The question today is, where does science end […]

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Should a woman take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to counteract the symptoms of menopause?

There is clearly new data published in The Lancet from the UK clarifying the risk of breast cancer in women who took HRT beyond one year after menopause. Though the risk may appear small, in the Western Countries 6.% of women of average weight will develop breast cancer over 20 years from age 50 years […]

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What Minorities Need to Know About Current Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

What Minorities Need to Know About Current Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

What Minorities Need to Know About Current Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines By Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee, MD Every April, the American Cancer Society, and other organizations work together to raise awareness around cancer amongst minorities. National Minority Cancer Awareness Week is celebrated this week (April 15.) The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition supports these efforts and would […]

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First Breast Cancer Genetic Test

FDA Approves First Breast Cancer Genetic Test From 23andMe

In a landmark decision, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ever breast cancer genetic test developed by leading at-home genetics company, 23andMe. People will now have the ability to test themselves at home for genetic risk factors connected to ovarian and breast cancer without their doctor’s permission. The approved at home genetic […]

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A Special Thank You! | Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

A Special Thank You!

On behalf of everyone in the GABCC family, we would like to send our deepest condolences to Mr. Ron Johnson on the passing of his dear wife Mrs. Judith Whipple Johnson. In her honor, we have received so many generous donations. We are so thankful and will work tirelessly to help, assist, and advocate for Breast […]

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Georgia Tech ‘Play 4 Kay’ Basketball Game

Come support the Lady Jackets and Breast Cancer survivors at the annual ‘Play 4 Kay’ game on February 15th at 7 PM.  

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