3D Mammography: Clear and Accurate

By Tanya / Guest Blogger
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May 18, 2015

Mammography plays a major role in detecting breast cancer when it’s still small enough to be easily treated. And advances in detection and treatment of breast abnormalities, both benign and cancerous conditions, are helping to find small, invasive cancers earlier with less invasive techniques. 3D mammography, also called breast tomosynthesis, uses low-dose radiation to take […]

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 […]

Prepare to be Inspired

By Kitty / Guest blogger
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March 13, 2015

Robbie Kaplan remembers the day she first learned about Relay for Life of East Kendall. Waiting for test results in her doctor’s office eight years ago, she noticed luminaria bags and candles being sold to support the American Cancer Society (ACS), and for use in a Relay ceremony for survivors and those lost to cancer. […]

Get the Facts on Breast Cancer

By Muriel the Editor
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January 05, 2015

‘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 […]

Today is National Mammography Day

By Muriel the Editor
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October 17, 2014

Today is National Mammography Day, and it is a very important day because it is the one day of the year when all women should be thinking about themselves and their own health and well-being. Regardless of what is on your plate, if you don’t take care of you, who will? I know every single […]

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, […]

Is This Depression?

By Kathryn Bishopric RN LCSW BCD
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October 06, 2014

There are many times when a person with breast cancer may feel depressed. This is not necessarily clinical depression which includes more signs and symptoms. Feeling depressed due to the diagnosis of a life threatening condition, as well as secondary to the treatments and side effects is completely normal. Other normal feelings include fear, anxiety […]

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