Survey You can help a future physician learn valuable info about how we use the internet for support by answering a quick survey. You girls here are so supportive of each other I knew right away where I needed to share this! Here’s her original post. Research Survey-Internet Use and Social Support from breastcancer https://pacificu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0wWcanV9ptxz6u1 … Read More
BPA and Related Chemicals This won’t replace diet and exercise but it can’t hurt! Limiting our exposure to chemicals, hormones, pesticides and radiation is a constant struggle in today’s society. Cell phones, milk, meat, and now even our baby bottles and water bottles. This article gives a complete look at PABA and how to avoid … Read More
There is a category of medical oncology called Psycho-Oncology that deals with the link between cancer and unexpressed anger. There is mounting evidence that survival rates for women increase dramatically when they express their negative emotions including anger. It’s not just emotional expression that impacts survival it’s emotional support as well. A major study, of … Read More
Nearly half of US cancer deaths are blamed on unhealthy lifestyles. ABC News reported today that a new study of cancer in the US found that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by unhealthy behaviors. The study looked at deaths in 2014 that could be attributed to what the researchers call modifiable risk factors. Modifiable … Read More
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, along with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School researchers reported in June they have found a link between certain hair products and breast cancer. Dark hair color and chemical relaxers/straighteners have been linked to increased risk of estrogen-positive breast cancer. The study found African American women … Read More
This is a beautiful story of a community coming together to offer hope to a young woman with stage 4 breast cancer. Neighbors she’s never met worked with her friends to place 101 hearts in her front yard! Read the great story here.
This is a sweet story of a Mom’s breast cancer inspiring her daughter to design a line of clothes to help others. Meagan Sullivan’s post mastectomy fashion line is available on Kickstarter. The story and quick video are here.
In their position paper, The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued a call to action to limit alcohol in an effort to prevent certain cancers. Alcohol is classified as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Cancer Research. “Dr. Noelle LoConte, a member of ASCO’s prevention committee who is the lead author of the position … Read More
New Lymphedema Drug Treatment In Development Stanford Medical School has a new drug treatment for lymphedema in development. Lymphedema occurs after the lymphatic system has been damaged often by cancer or the treatment for cancer. It can be painful and disfiguring. This new breakthrough will come as much relief to millions of sufferers. Read more … Read More
Here’s a list of freebies for breast cancer patients and survivors. All sites listed offer very important and meaningful services or products to those in need. If you or a loved one is undergoing breast cancer treatment you’ll want to take a look at this list. In many cases you can make requests on behalf … Read More