Dr. Holly L. Thacker

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Update on HPV Vaccine Recommendations
Posted on January 19, 2017
Update on HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Read Dr. Lynn Simpson’s column on Human papillomaviruses (HPV) and the new 2017 recommendations regarding vaccination.

During the course of a lifetime, almost everyone will acquire some type of HPV infection, so you want to read this column!

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Eating Well Through Cancer
Posted on September 22, 2016
Eating Well Through Cancer

Holly Clegg’s shares easy recipes and tips to guide you through treatment and cancer prevention.

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Women and the Establishment Heart Mammograms: But do Mammograms Heart Women?
Posted on February 16, 2014 (Updated October 28, 2015)
Women and the Establishment Heart Mammograms: But do Mammograms Heart Women?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s latest column about a 25 year Canadian study involving 90,000 women randomized to either yearly mammography or yearly breast exam that showed no survival benefit for women ages 40-59 getting annual mammograms.

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Tips for Scheduling Your Mammogram
Posted on June 28, 2013

Know the best time to schedule your next mammogram and more important tips on planning breast screenings.

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Is A Bilateral Mastectomy Right For You?
Posted on May 19, 2013
Is A Bilateral Mastectomy Right For You?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s blog about hereditary cancer syndromes. Recently, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) has been in the news with the announcement by actress Angelina Jolie that she carries the BRACA1 mutation. Lynch syndrome is actually THE most common hereditary cancer syndrome and there are other hereditary cancer syndromes (HCS) that you and your physician should know about!

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Are Breast Cancers Being Over-Diagnosed? Do YOU Need a Mammogram?
Posted on November 27, 2012 (Updated October 09, 2017)
Are Breast Cancers Being Over-Diagnosed? Do YOU Need a Mammogram?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker's blog regarding recently published research spanning three decades that suggests more than one million women have been over-diagnosed with breast cancer by screening mammography.

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The Anti-Hormone Party is Over! Hormone Replacement Therapy Reduces Death and Cardiovascular Disease
Posted on October 14, 2012
The Anti-Hormone Party is Over! Hormone Replacement Therapy Reduces Death and Cardiovascular Disease

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker's blog on the results of the 10-year research on the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). This latest study shows the safety of HRT on heart events in recently post-menopausal women.

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How is a colonoscopy like filling out your income tax forms?
Posted on February 23, 2012
How is a colonoscopy like filling out your income tax forms?

A colonoscopy can reduce your chances of dying of colon cancer. So why don't we all get one like we are supposed to?

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Infertility Hormones and Breast Cancer?
Posted on October 22, 2011
Infertility Hormones and Breast Cancer?

The latest news cycle discussion has been about a well-known, 37-year-old woman undergoing infertility treatment who has developed bilateral breast cancer. Cause and effect? No! However, from listening to the news you might think otherwise! I spoke to our professor and chair of our Women's Health Institute, Dr. Tommaso Falcone, who is an internationally recognized expert and author of "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertilty." He said, based on multiple published studies and his experience, that infertility treatments do not cause an increase in cancer rates.

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