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Video – News From Asco 2014 Re: Metastatic Breast Cancer With Dr. Don Dizon

by Bridgett Perry

From SHARE  http://vimeo.com/98064832 Dr. Don Dizon, Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a board certified medical oncologist, presents news from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as it relates to women and men living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This webinar was recorded on […]

LYMPHEDEMA: TAKING CONTROL – MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION

by Bridgett Perry

From SHARE  By Deb Hackenberry Last month at SHARE we had an educational program entitled, “Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema.” It was received very warmly by women who were really hungry for some information to help them cope with a very serious and emotionally debilitating problem. I knew that Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, […]

CRAAB! and NYSBCN Concerned About Fracking – Part I: Air Pollution and Accidents

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!): By Margaret Roberts, CRAAB! Board member Why are we concerned about fracking in New York State? One serious problem is that fracking releases methane gas, a fossil fuel and potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate catastrophe. But there are even more immediate threats to our health. Though water pollution resulting from fracking is a major problem […]

Concerned about Fracking – Part II: Water Pollution, Radiation, & Drought

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!): By Margaret Roberts, CRAAB! Board member Because of many recent reports about the further dangers of fracking, our next issue will run a third article in this series entitled “Fracking: Earthquakes & Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.” On January 8th, CRAAB! member Kim Baker and I attended an anti-fracking rally […]

Will 2014 Bring the Compassionate Care Act to New York?

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester:  Voices of the Ribbon Newsletter By Marianne Sargent All too many breast cancer patients can identify  with the side effects of chemotherapy while undergoing  treatment. Others have watched love ones go through  this difficult experience. While the costly drugs Kytril  and Zofran are routinely prescribed to combat the  nausea, […]

Mammography Confers No Survival Benefit and Adds Hazard of Overtreatment

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!): by Jessica Werder, M.P.H. Background and Recent Evidence:  The Canadian National Breast Screening Study was initiated in 1980 to explore two questions: (1) was there a benefit of screening mammography when added to “usual care” among women aged 40 – 49; (2) did adding mammography screening to regular (clinical) breast examination […]

Exercise and Advanced Breast Cancer Yes You Can

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester:  Voices of the Ribbon Newsletter By Pat Battaglia At a recent evening seminar at the Coalition, Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H., spoke on The Benefits of Exercise During and After Breast Cancer. Dr. Mustian is the Director of the Physical Exercise and Kinesiology (PEAK) Lab at the University of Rochester […]

Video – Managing Symptoms and Side Effects: How Caregivers Can Help

by Bridgett Perry

From SHARE Video – Managing Symptoms and Side Effects: How Caregivers Can Help   Managing Symptoms and Side Effects: How Caregivers Can Help from SHARE Dr. Kit Cheng of the Monter Cancer Center presents information on how caregivers can help their loved ones manage the symptoms and side effects of metastatic breast cancer and treatment. […]

Health Studies Investigate Uranium Exposures from Colonie’s NL Industries Plant

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!) Health Studies Investigate Uranium Exposures from Colonie’s NL Industries Plant By Anne Rabe, CCNL Health Committee member After thirty years, residents living near the National Lead Industries (NL) plant in Colonie, NY are finally having their health questions answered. NL operated from 1958 to 1982 at 1130 Central Avenue using radioactive uranium […]