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February 13, 2018

NBC News

by Lauren Dunn / Jun.08.2016 / 2:35 PM ET

As more is learned about what causes cancer, scientists are discovering it can be less important where the disease is located and more crucial to know if it has a certain genetic mutation.

February 13, 2018
By PAMELA MUNSTER
September 25, 2017
TIME Health
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I was a cancer expert long before I was a patient: in control, passionate about my work and invulnerable. Yet all of this would change with one phone call.

October 23, 2015

Dr. Pamela Munster is a medical oncologist at UCSF Medical Center, who treats patients diagnosed with breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at age 48. As both a doctor and a patient, she has seen both sides of the experience, and has gained unique insight and perspective into what it’s like to face breast cancer.

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