Breast cancer today is not what it was 20 years ago. Survival rates are climbing, thanks to greater awareness, more early detection, and advances in treatment. For roughly 200,000 Americans who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful.
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Is this something that really depicts breast cancer to an newly diagnosed person or for those not familiar with the facts. What would you change or make better?View Thread
A study suggests that taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may be linked to a lower risk of breast cancer.
Why It Matters: The study relied on "self-report" evidence, so there's no clear-cut conclusion that omega-3s cut breast cancer risk. Even so, it adds to the growing body of evidence of the potential health benefits of omega-3s.
My wife was recently diagnosed with what the doctors still debate over as a "unique case of DCIS". Her journey has been quite the challenge. Amazingly, she has channelled her energy and focus into beating this terrible disease. A Health Sciences major, a Fitness Professional and a person that genuinely cares about getting the health care community to acknowledge that each person is unique and sometimes, just sometimes, the western medicine approach to standard practice of care may not be the optimal approach.
Rich in inspiration and encouragement, this blog is written by a Christian psychologist who is an 18-year survivor of breast cancer and metastasis to the bone. Beth has been there and lived to tell the tale, and her story resonates with honest authenticity in the face of faith-shaking challenges.View Thread
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In short, visit CANCER101.ORG which is a nonprofit organization which provides cancer patients with planners (for $10 to cover shipping) to help you keep organized during this whole ordeal. They also have a list of participating hospitals in different states which will actually provide these to you for free so may sure to check this first.
Now why I'm posting this.....
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer I spent the next two weeks going through what everyone else did - I cried, said "why me?", researched, sat around a lot with a blank look on my face wondering why I should bother doing anything....I needed to talk to just anyone that would have some kind of idea what I was going through and spoke to a Breast Cancer Advocate at the hospital for some guidance. She was heaven sent as she voiced a lot of what I was feeling without me even telling her.
What she also did was provide me with tools to keep myself organized and with some sense of control of what was happening. She gave me a new CANCER101.ORG planner and CANCER101.ORG file portfolio. The planner helps me keep track of doctors phone numbers, upcoming appointments, medical history, medical bills, questions to ask, notes at each appointment, etc., all in one place to take with me to all appointments. The portfolio provides me with a place to put doctor bills, insurance paperwork, test results, etc., to keep things organized and readily accessible when a new doctor wants copies of previous test results. Because I understand I'll have to follow up with doctors for the rest of my life concerning my breast cancer and I can't rely on my memory due to chemo fog, I diligently keep these updated.
This may or may not be something some of you may do. I just wanted to pass along something that has helped me immensely throughout this whole process.View Thread
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