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When the doctor becomes the patient

Mindy Greenstein, a psychologist who specialized in counseling people with cancer, always thought she'd be prepared for the bad news of a cancer diagnosis. She was wrong.Full story

Breastfeeding supplies deductible, IRS rules

Breast pumps and other lactation supplies are now tax deductible as medical expenses, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday, reversing a long-held position. Full story

Breast cancer risk linked to breast density

Among breast cancer patients who have an early, noninvasive form of the disease — called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS — those whose breast tissue is the densest have the highest risk of facing a recurrence of their disease, a new study shows. Full story

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  Tissue density can signal breast cancer risk

March 10: Recent medical studies suggest doctors should pay more attention to breast tissue density as a risk factor for breast cancer. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

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Pathologists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan examine slides of breast tissue.
Pathologists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan examine slides of breast tissue.

Pathologists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan examine slides of breast tissue.