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“In July of 2010, at age 34, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer which entailed, among things, a double mastectomy, four months of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation five days a week and a nice preview of menopause. I just completed all of my treatments in March and continue my journey with breast cancer. I am currently in the process of making the decision to have my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed due to the high statistics of ovarian cancer ... Read More
This weekend I went to a refresher breast exam workshop. A woman with actual medical credentials took out her breasts and demonstrated the correct way to exam them. I was taught this when I was in high school, but to my surprise, after being in this workshop, I realized I’ve been doing it all wrong. Maybe it was because this time I was shown on an actual person, not on an inanimate object. I realized in this workshop (which was part of the Quorum Forum which ... Read More
It's a great day for women's health!  A new vaccine is in the works and currently showing great promise of preventing and treating breast cancer. Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States, and this vaccine holds the potential to save millions of lives worldwide.  Not only has it shown to prevent cancer from forming, it could also halt the growth of existing tumors.  These studies have only been administered in mice, and if they ... Read More
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. While breastcancer.org predicts that 40,480 American women are expected to die in 2008 from it, the good news is that death rates have been decreasing since 1990. The organization largely credits earlier detection among the top reasons for the decrease. So it’s understandable why women all over the U.S. are ... Read More
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