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Making Hard Decisions about Breast Cancer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy, but it becomes even more complicated when you feel pressured to make a quick decision about your treatment. The internet is teeming with so many breast cancer treatment options, studies, and opinions that it’s hard to determine what is best for you.

National Mammogram Day: 7 Things to Know

Friday, October 20, 2017

Today marks National Mammography Day. Every year, this day falls on the third Friday of October, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as a reminder to women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection.

John Wind and Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday, October 13, 2017

Through the month of October, our favorite jewelry designer, John Wind, is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month by selling unique ombré baroque pearls. Ten percent of all sales from these beautiful pieces will benefit the Cancer Support Community, which provides services and support to those impacted by cancer—free of charge.

Age Bias Is a Problem for Breast Cancer Patients

Monday, October 9, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and today, we have a guest blog from No Matter My Age, an organization created to help raise awareness about age bias in genomic testing within the breast cancer community.

Understanding Clinical Trials

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Clinical trials can offer cancer patients access to the most innovative treatments, high levels of care and hope for a better future. Yet, fewer than 5% of adults with cancer participate in clinical trials. One year ago, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) created an online survey focused on cancer clinical trials with the goal of using the information to design an educational program. Results from this survey highlighting the experiences, beliefs, and preferences of cancer patients as they relate to clinical trials were published in a report that is now available to the public.

Meeting the Unique Needs of People with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is important to give particular awareness to the unique experiences and needs of people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). These are individuals diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, meaning the cancer has spread to more distant parts of their bodies. Metastatic breast cancer has become a disease that often can be managed for a longer period of time through various treatments.

Breast Reconstruction: Many considerations play into the decisions that women make

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month also includes raising awareness of some of the challenges those with breast cancer routinely face. Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is a lot for anyone to process, emotionally and medically. On top of this, many women undergoing a mastectomy must make decisions about breast reconstruction. For women and their loved ones facing these decisions, obtaining information about reconstruction procedures and outcomes and knowing what the best choices are for themselves is not easy. Many considerations may influence the decisions women ultimately make.

Taking Charge of Scars: Emerging Art of Mastectomy Tattoos

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, millions of women are faced with the tough decision of undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy, in addition to other forms of treatment like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Following these surgeries, which leave women with scars or no breasts at all, there is the option of having reconstructive surgery or leaving the scars as they are. Non-profits like P.Ink want to give women another option—tattoos. While tattooing over surgical scars is not a practice unique to P.Ink and can be requested at any tattoo parlor, P.Ink is one of the only nonprofits in the country that provides women with creative and self-expressive ways to transform their scars.

When Men Get Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I was about to hear was the unexpected. My family doctor said, “Darrell, I didn’t want to tell you this on the phone, but you said you wanted to know immediately. It’s breast cancer.” I wasn’t prepared for that.

There’s Nothing Like a Home-Cooked meal – Especially One to Help a Friend

Friday, October 18, 2013

Have you ever wanted to help a friend living with cancer but weren’t sure how? MealTrain.com SM is a free, easy to use online calendar that allows caregivers and friends to schedule and organize the delivery of home-cooked meals to those affected by cancer, providing needed support without being asked.

The Cancer Support Community, along with program collaborators CancerCare and the Eisai Women’s Oncology Program – Magnolia, are working to raise awareness of this unique tool during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each new Magnolia sponsored Meal Train started during the month of October, Eisai will make a donation of $25 to the cancer support group of your choosing, up to a total donation of $25,000.

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