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Today, women compromise only one-third of test subjects in medical research. The reason? In 1977, the FDA recommended that women of childbearing age essentially be excluded from clinical trials. While it makes sense to protect an unborn child, excluding willing participants because of their age is ridiculous.
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At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with stage 3-A triple negative breast cancer. I lost my hair, learned I am BRCA1 positive, underwent a bilateral mastectomy, and had 34 radiation treatments. Furthermore, my 2-year marriage could not endure the stress of my cancer diagnosis...
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Don't Ignore It
At 38 I felt the lump. I have family members with fibroids so I ignored it and chalked it up to genetics. Also, I felt healthy and didn't have insurance. Just 6 days before my 40th birthday, I went to my family doctor for extreme pain in my hip joint. My fiance encouraged me to have the doctor look at the lump...
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