Dr. Holly L. Thacker

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Hormonal Birth Control And Breast Cancer – Is There a Risk For You?
Posted on January 08, 2018
Hormonal Birth Control And Breast Cancer – Is There a Risk For You? Hormonal Birth Control And Breast Cancer – Is There a Risk For You?

Read medical breast specialist Dr. Holly Pederson and OB-GYN resident Dr. Sarah Hershman's column on the recent research on hormonal birth control and breast cancer risk.

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Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and Breast Cancer Survivors
Posted on August 02, 2017
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and Breast Cancer Survivors

Read women’s health fellow, Dr. Anna Camille Moreno’s column on genitourinary syndrome of menopause or commonly known to us as vulvovaginal atrophy.

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Women and the Establishment Heart Mammograms: But do Mammograms Heart Women?
Posted on February 16, 2014
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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What Does Menopausal HT Have to Do With Politics? Are the WHI Investigators Collectivists?
Posted on October 06, 2013
What Does Menopausal HT Have to Do With Politics? Are the WHI Investigators Collectivists?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s blog post about the exaggerated, political controversies regarding menopausal hormone therapy in this post-Women’s Health Initiative era.

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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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Does Aspirin Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?
Posted on February 28, 2013
Does Aspirin Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

Dr. Holly L. Thacker reviews a recent large study looking at the use of aspirin, acetaminophen and other arthritis type medicines and the link to breast cancer risk.

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Are Breast Cancers Being Over-Diagnosed? Do YOU Need a Mammogram?
Posted on November 27, 2012
Are Breast Cancers Being Over-Diagnosed? Do YOU Need a Mammogram?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker's column 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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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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