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Breast Cancer Awareness: Technology aids fight against the disease

Barbara Smith,  a breast health nurse navigator, is shown at work in the Medical Imaging Department on the Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Barbara Smith, a breast health nurse navigator, is shown at work in the Medical Imaging Department on the Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus.
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Barbara Smith knows firsthand how new developments in diagnosing and treating breast cancer can help her patients get on with their lives. As a breast health nurse navigator at Albany Medical Center, she guides people as they prepare for biopsies and face the uncertainty ahead. Smith, 53, of Clifton Park, went through the same procedure herself earlier this year after being scanned in January on Albany Medical Center’s new breast tomosynthesis machine, a three-dimensional scanner ...


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