Six Years

By Natalia | Guest Blogger
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October 09, 2015

Six years. 2,190 days.  In 2009, I wasn’t sure I’d make it to my 35th birthday. I still had two babies in diapers and a toddler being potty trained.  Strollers.  Dolls.  Dora the Explorer and Mickey Mouse.  I should have spent my free time going on play dates, not doctor’s appointments.  Life has changed a lot […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Pink Invasion has Begun

By Muriel the Editor
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October 03, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink invasion?  Are you ready?  I’m not sure if I am, even after almost seven years as a survivor. October and pink always bring me anxiety ­– maybe because I am a survivor; maybe because when I had my biopsy in early November, my friend gave […]

Mammograms Save Families

By Muriel the Editor
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September 26, 2014

Each year, breast cancer claims the lives of countless moms, daughters, sisters, wives, best friends, even husbands and sons. At Baptist Health South Florida we’re committed to helping women and men live longer, healthier lives. With an early detection survival rate of 89 percent*, digital mammography is still the best screening tool for breast cancer […]

Miami Cancer Institute – A Survivor’s Perspective

By Muriel the Editor
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August 15, 2014

On Friday, Aug. 8, Baptist Health and community members present at the groundbreaking of Miami Cancer Institute changed the future of cancer care not only in Miami, but around the globe. The groundbreaking event featured a ceremonial signing of one of the beams that will be used to construct the actual building. With the signing […]

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