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Nutrition & Healing references
November 2008

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Kuhl CK. “The ‘Coming of age’ of non-mammography screening for breast cancer.” JAMA 2008; 299(18): 2,203-2,205

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Miller AB, Baines CJ, To T, Wall C. “Canadian National Breast Screening Study: 2. Breast cancer detection and death rates among women aged 50 to 59 years.” CMAJ 1992;147(10):1477-88

Warner E, Plewes DB, Hill KA, et al. “Surveillance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers with magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, mammography, and clinical breast examination.” JAMA 2004; 292(11): 1,317-1,325

Leach MO, Boggins CR, Dixon AK, et al; MARIBS study group. “Screening with magnetic resonance imaging and mammography of a UK population at high familial risk of breast cancer: a prospective multicenter cohort study (MARIBS).” Lancet 2005; 365(9,473): 1,769-1,778

Tilanus-Linthorst M, Verhoog L, Obdeijn IM, et al. “A BRCA1/2 mutation, highbreast density and prominent pushing margins of a tumor independently contribute to a frequent false-negative mammography.” Int J Cancer 2002; 102(1): 91-95

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Sardinelli F, Podo F, D’Agnolo G, et al. “Multicenter comparative multimodality surveillance of women at genetic-familial high risk for breast cancer (HIBCRIT study): interim results.” Radiology 2007; 244(2): 698-715

Amazing new uses for an old herbal standby

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The 5 herbs you need to know about before going under the knife

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