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I'm a Judge Who Decides if Children Should Be Separated from Abusive Parents. Here’s How Trump’s Immigration Policy Should Change

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Here’s why Oklahoma teachers are striking, even after getting a $6,100 Pay raise

Here’s why Oklahoma teachers are striking, even after getting a $  6,100 Pay raiseLast week, the Oklahoma Legislature signed off on a $ 6,100 raise for the state’s public school teachers. On Monday, they went on strike.



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Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death"I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die"



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Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death"I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die"



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Here’s how you’ll be affected by the GOP tax bill

Here’s how you’ll be affected by the GOP tax billWith the tax bill on the verge of passing in Congress, experts say Americans need to sit down with their tax professionals and find out what steps to take before the end of the year.



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Here’s what scientists say a nuclear attack would look like

Here’s what scientists say a nuclear attack would look likeNBC News’ Miguel Almaguer reports from Los Angeles, where America’s first responders are preparing for nuclear emergency in case of attack.



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Here’s What Could Happen With Roy Moore And The Alabama Senate Ballot

Here’s What Could Happen With Roy Moore And The Alabama Senate BallotWASHINGTON ― Allegations that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old and sought or maintained relationships with other teenage girls when he was in his early 30s has prompted calls from his fellow Republicans for him to step aside.



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Jill Goodacre’s Cancer Was Undetected on a Mammogram. Here’s What Having Dense Breasts Means

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In the latest issue of People, Jill Goodacre, a former Victoria’s Secret model and the wife of recording artist and talk show host Harry Connick Jr., opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis five years ago this month. When a routine mammogram came back clear, she was sent for additional testing, Goodacre recalls: “They said, ‘Okay, looks good. Since you have dense breasts, just go across the hall for your sonogram.’” The ultrasound detected a suspicious spot; and after a biopsy, the 53-year-old mom of three learned she had stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma. Today Goodacre is approaching five years in remission.

So what does it mean to have dense breasts—and can dense breasts raise your risk of cancer? Breast density is a measure of how much of the breast is made of fatty tissue, and how much is comprised of glands, ducts, and other non-fatty, fibrous tissue. Dense breasts contain less fatty tissue.

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While that sounds relatively straightforward, it can be tricky to determine if you have dense breasts. (You can't feel dense breast tissue.) Doctors can only tell on a mammogram. Fatty breast tissue appears dark, while denser tissue looks white.

Tumors also appear white on mammograms, which is why it's easier for cancer to go undetected if you have dense breasts. Having dense breasts is also thought to slightly increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, though experts haven’t yet figured out why exactly.

For those reasons, experts have historically recommended that women with dense breasts get additional screening after a mammogram, such as an ultrasound or MRI. Newer research suggests, however, that many women with dense breasts might not need those extra tests. According to the National Cancer Institute, other risk factors for breast cancer should be taken into consideration before sending a woman for additional screening.

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You can have dense breast tissue at any age, although breasts typically lose density as a woman gets older. Don’t worry too much if you have dense breasts–about half of women do! Just make sure you talk to your doctor about any family history of breast cancer, other risk factors, and the best method of screening for you. And be sure to become familiar with how your breasts normally feel so you can detect any changes that crop up.

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Goodacre needed two surgeries, radiation, and treatment with tamoxifen, a type of hormone therapy that reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence in some patients. “The doctors all say that after the five-year mark, things look optimistic,” she told People, “so we’re starting to feel pretty good.”


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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Said She’s ‘Lucky’ to Have Insurance — Here’s What It’s Like to Have Breast Cancer Without It

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This article originally appeared on People.com.

When Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced that she has breast cancer, she made sure to point out that she was “lucky” to have great insurance — and renewed the call for universal health care. Because every day there are 11 million women in the United States who live without any coverage, while at risk of developing breast cancer and other health problems.

For women who are diagnosed with breast cancer without health insurance, the statistics are particularly grim. Uninsured women are almost 2.6 times more likely to die of breast cancer than those with coverage, according to a study from the National Cancer Society. They’re also 3.72 times more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, which lowers their survival rate.

This is largely because women without insurance aren’t going to regular doctors appointments, or getting mammograms that could catch the disease before it spreads. In a survey of women in California with varying degrees of insurance coverage, researchers found that 21.2 percent of uninsured women aged 40 and up had never had a mammogram.

For those who do get diagnosed with breast cancer, they face daunting medical fees. The American Cancer Society estimates that uninsured women would pay at least $ 140,000 for their treatment, but likely far more. That cost goes down to out-of-pocket costs of about $ 5-10,000 with good insurance.

When caught between survival and the thought of mounting payments, uninsured women with breast cancer “typically go deeply into debt,” Dr. Ninez Ponce, from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, tells PEOPLE. Others delay life-saving treatment until they can get insurance, or opt for the cheapest treatment possible.

Having insurance can literally save lives. The American Cancer Society’s study looked at 52,000 cases of breast cancer across the country, and for uninsured women with breast cancer, the survival rate sits around 80.4 percent. For women with insurance of any kind, that number jumps up to 92.7 percent.

To get ahead of breast cancer, many groups offer free or low-cost mammograms. Search for doctors in your area though the American Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Koman and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Additionally, Planned Parenthood provides free mammograms at their locations. During the month of October, many clinics offer free or discounted screenings — look for an FDA approved center here to see if there’s a location near you.

And if you can’t make it to a clinic, learn how to do a self-exam with this guide.


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Leaked Email: Here’s Lisa Bloom Teasing Stories That Undermine Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers

Leaked Email: Here’s Lisa Bloom Teasing Stories That Undermine Harvey Weinstein’s AccusersLast Thursday, after the New York Times reported on decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, attorney Lisa Bloom emailed the Weinstein Company’s board of directors about her client.



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