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Week of November 24, 2003

    Question:   My 29-year-old daughter who is a mother of three, has been scheduled for surgery. She is diagnosed with papillomas and severe breast calcification. Can this turn into cancer? I had to have a bilateral mastectomy due to lobular carcinoma. There are 9 members in our family with breast cancer. Can you give us any advice?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I have been on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for at least 20 years. When a report came out about HRT causing breast cancer, heart attacks, etc., my doctor panicked and discontinued all medications, and suggested that I just eat organic vegetables. I have lost faith in doctors...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer