Summer, Pink and Chemo

By Muriel the Editor
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June 23, 2015

There’s a lot happening today.  Summer has officially begun — it’s National Pink Day and, if I look back, today was my last day of chemo.  With all that said, especially the last part, today is a very monumental day for sure. Does summer and pink have anything in common? Of course they do – […]

Breast Cancer: Know Your Family History

By Laura / Guest Blogger
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May 11, 2015

For some patients, the risk of developing breast cancer is in their genes. About 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary — primarily caused by genetic mutations inherited from either a mother or father. Genetic testing for these mutations has been available for more than a decade. “Testing can be scary but […]

Early Detection is Everything

By Laura / Guest Blogger
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May 01, 2015

Mammograms have recently been in the news as studies have questioned their effectiveness in detecting breast cancer. So what does that mean for you?   The American Cancer Society recommends women undergo annual mammograms starting at age 40. However, those with a family history or genetic risks may need to start screening at an earlier age. […]

Get the Facts on Breast Cancer

By Muriel the Editor
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January 05, 2015

What Should I Drink During the Holidays? (Part II)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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December 23, 2014

Alcoholic beverages are often consumed when celebrating festive occasions and the Holidays are no exception.  Most people who do not usually consume alcohol do so during this time.  Although alcohol consumption has always been considered a risk factor for many cancers including breast cancer, some recent data suggest this may not apply to breast cancer […]

‘Cool’ Therapy Helps Prevent Hair Loss

By Muriel the Editor
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November 14, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ended and  I wanted to give you an update about something I shared last year in this blog.  It’s about a “new” treatment that allowed a four-time cancer survivor and a friend of mine to keep a full head of hair, despite undergoing many rounds of chemotherapy. How Cool is […]

Still Smoking? A Lung and Breast Cancer Connection

By Muriel the Editor
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November 07, 2014

Most breast cancer survivors are well-versed in the definition of the word “metastasis.”  As we learn throughout our journey, a metastasis may or may not occur at the same time the primary cancer was diagnosed; metastasis of the primary cancer can occur months or even years later.  According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer […]

National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

By Muriel the Editor
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October 12, 2014

October 13 was National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. This is a day for much celebration for those breast cancer patients who are diagnosed with metastatic disease. The U.S. Congress, on October 13, 2009, officially recognized the day with a unanimous resolution by the Senate and the House of Representatives. In honor of the day, […]

Ask the Expert about Survivorship

By Muriel the Editor
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July 14, 2014

Grace Wang, M.D., is a medical oncologist affiliated with Baptist Health South Florida. She holds her medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine and went to Northwestern University. Dr. Wang is a Diplomate in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and has been in private practice in South Florida since 1984. Dr. Wang has […]

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