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New procedure reduces radiation sessions for breast cancer patients

For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:44am EDT

Tags: breast cancer, Paula Wolfson, INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, The Lancet, Dr. Eleni Tousimis, health, medical

More women opt for mastectomies to beat cancer odds

They look healthy. But more and more women are getting mastectomies to counter a hidden risk.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:00pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, breast cancer, mastectomy, BRCA1, BRCA2, gene, gene mutation, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Eleni Tousimis