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No more breast stress: What you need to know about breast pain

Posted on August 30, 2016

By Vicki MacLean, N.P. Melrose & Wakefield – Women’s Health – Breast Surgery Tingling, burning, zinging, tender — these are just some of the words my patients use to describe breast pain, a common condition in women of all ages. By the time they come to see me in my Melrose office, most women have […]

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Why are breast cancer rates so high in Malden and Medford?

Posted on June 14, 2016

By Catherine Tucker, M.D., and Vicki MacLean, N.P. Medford and Stoneham – Surgical Oncology – Breast Surgery The Susan G. Komen Foundation looks at every state and the stages of breast cancer diagnosed within the states. What they found within the Massachusetts state breast cancer registry was frightening: Medford and Malden have extremely high rates of […]

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Mammogram guidelines: Which should women follow?

Posted on April 19, 2016

By Catherine Tucker, M.D. Medford and Stoneham – Surgical Oncology – Breast Surgery If you’re unsure about when you should get your first mammogram and how often you should get them, you’re not alone. Even the organizations responsible for setting those guidelines can’t agree. I’ve reviewed the guidelines as they’ve been updated over the years, […]

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