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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 […]

Breast Cancer in Young Women

by elaan

From the Young Survival Coalition: Statistics and Disparities Facts and Statistics If popular opinion were true—that young women don’t get breast cancer—YSC wouldn’t be here. We all know the truth, though— young women can and do get breast cancer. And the facts back us up. Here are some startling stats to wake us all up—and […]

A Personal Journey: Dominique Boller: Let Your Light Shine

by elaan

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester: A Personal Journey: Dominique Boller: Let Your Light Shine By Pat Battaglia Dominique Boller entered the world of frequent doctors’ visits, repeated hospitalizations, and the challenges of balancing work and family amidst a chronic illness in 2000, when she was diagnosed with lupus, an inflammatory disease that can affect […]

Getting Cancer, Getting Unfriended

by elaan

From SHARE: By Megan Rutherford – March 26, 2013 I had the good kind of cancer—you know, the kind where your friends rally in support, your insurance covers your treatment, and you discover reservoirs of resilience within yourself. Oh, and I’m still alive. If it weren’t for the cancer part, it would have been a […]

31 Things to Know About Breast Cancer

by elaan

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester: 31 Things to Know About Breast Cancer Compiled by the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester www.bccr.org Over 2.5 million women in our country are now living in the aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, on January […]

Understanding Your Pathology Report

by elaan

From CRAAB:

Reprinted with permission from lbbc.org, the website of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, ©2013. For more information, visit LBBC’s website to order a copy of the Guide to Understanding Treatment Decisions, from which this article is excerpted.

Book Review: Pelicans, Coconuts and Butterflies: Conquering Cancer With a Life of Soul

by elaan

From CRAAB: Pelicans, Coconuts and Butterflies: Conquering Cancer With a Life of Soul by Ani Kaspar Reviewed by Melinda Kowaleski, CRAAB! Member Ani Kaspar’s commitment to championing women’s issues began when she was a student at Wells College in Aurora, NY, one of the first colleges established for women in the United States and, coincidentally, […]