Insight, Summer 2013

Our cover story focuses on breast cancer in older women and what it means to be diagnosed at an advanced age. Learn about the challenges that may come with facing other health problems, communicating with your healthcare team, health insurance, and managing your relationships. 

Understand a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ, commonly known as DCIS. Learn what DCIS is, how it is diagnosed, how it is different from LCIS and invasive breast cancers, and how an increase in DCIS diagnoses has caused a debate among doctors as to whether it is being overtreated. Explore the differences between invasive and non-invasive breast cancers, treatment options, the latest research and how to reduce future risk of developing invasive breast cancer. 

Betty Solley shares her story about how dragon boating has helped her since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.

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