Category Archives: Breast Health

What Do I Do If I Have An Abnormal Mammogram?

by Marcelle Pick OB/GYN NP Keep breathing Ask questions, gather information Find a support person to be with you Sometimes the films just don’t come out right and they need to repeat them. The three most common “things” that radiologists see in mammograms that they want “worked-up” are: A new nodule An asymmetric density — […]

Do I Have To Take Tamoxifen?

by Marcelle Pick OB/GYN NP This is one of the most common questions I am asked. I think it is because informed women now question it’s side effects. This pill, the most widely prescribed oral medication for breast cancer, has been studied in more trials than any other drug. However, the patent for Tamoxifen is […]

What Does It Mean If My Breasts Hurt?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP This question has intrigued me now for over 10 years. In fact when I was in Boston, a nutrition colleague and I wrote a large grant to identify causes and treatments. We also wanted to see if there was an association between women who had tender breasts and those that […]

What Do I Do If I’ve Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Again it is important to keep breathing! Find your support system. Realize that life has changed but not ended! A diagnosis of breast cancer is not a death sentence and it is not an emergency. A woman has time to find out as much as she wants to know about […]