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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 […]

Lasers and Lymphedema

by Bridgett Perry

From the Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!) Lasers and Lymphedema  By Jessica Werder, M.P.H. Please note that while the studies listed below are both scientifically and methodologically sound, caution should be exercised in drawing conclusions from any one study. You can access this column from previous newsletters at craab.org.       Background and Recent Evidence:  The human lymphatic system is closely […]

Human Genes Are ‘Products of Nature’? Isn’t This A No-Brainer???!!!

by Bridgett Perry

From the Young Survival Coalition Human Genes Are ‘Products of Nature’? Isn’t This A No-Brainer???!!! by Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO June 13, 2013 In a landmark case today, the United States Supreme Court held that human genes are “products of nature,” and cannot be patented. I don’t know about you – but to me this […]

When Loved Ones Complete Treatment

by Bridgett Perry

From the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes When Loved Ones Complete Treatment By Bob Riter Most people realize that their loved ones with cancer need special attention when they are beginning treatment. Fewer people realize that their loved ones also need special attention when they are finishing cancer treatment. Family members generally look forward to […]

Angelina Jolie Is Bringing Attention To An Important Issue

by Bridgett Perry

From SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: Angelina Jolie Is Bringing Attention To An Important Issue By Christine Benjamin – May 15, 2013 Like everyone, I was riveted by Angelina Jolie’s admission yesterday that she had a prophylactic mastectomy after learning she was positive for BRCA1. As a breast cancer survivor with a […]