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Breast Cancer Wellness

Our mission is to support survivors to be THRIVERS. Our vision is for patients and survivors to move beyond the diagnosis of  breast cancer and to live their life with renewed joy, passion and  purpose.

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Can diving benefit the health of breast cancer survivors?

Can diving benefit the health of breast cancer survivors? | Breast Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it

Project Pink Tank is on a mission to get to the bottom of it.

 

More than 400 scuba enthusiasts, including open water, advanced, technical, and instructor level divers, are participating in “Project Pink Tank,” a multi-phase investigation into the relationships between scuba diving and the health of breast cancer survivors. Diver and underwater photographer Dr. Allison Vitsky Sallmon hopes the study will help her personally, as well as aid a growing number of divers.

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Breast Cancer’s Hormone Receptor and HER2 Status Can Change After Diagnosis

The characteristics of a breast cancer -- including hormone receptor status and HER2 status -- can change over time. These changes may happen because the cancer cells change themselves or because treatment changes the cells. A cancer's characteristics determine which treatments will offer the most benefit.

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Breast Cancer Victims Should Not Hide in Prayer Camps

Women who have contracted breast cancer have been advised to report to hospital early, rather than hide themselves in prayer camps as the diseasewas preventable and curable.

 

A breast cancer survivor, Madam Vivian Gyasi, gave the advice when addressing more than 20,000 people from Ghana and other parts of the world during the second Susan G. Komen Ghana Race/Walk for the cure of Breast Cancer at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

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Surviving Cancer: Breast Cancer Survivor Stories

Surviving Cancer: Breast Cancer Survivor Stories | Breast Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
Ten amazing women share their breast cancer experiences and cancer survivor stories...
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer Hosts National Conference

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) will host its annual fall conference, News
You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well, at the Loews Hotel
Philadelphia, Saturday, September 29 from 9:00am -- 5:30pm. Conference
highlights will include an opening plenary presented by Larry Norton, MD, Deputy
Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs; Medical Director, Evelyn H.
Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a closing plenary hosted by It's Not About the
Hair: And Other Certainties of Life & Cancer author Debra Jarvis and
workshops designed to address the needs of women who are newly diagnosed, in
treatment, years beyond treatment or living with metastatic breast cancer.

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New Guidelines Link Lifestyle to Cancer Survival

Cancer survivors who eat right, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weightimprove their chances of survival, the American Cancer Society says.

 

In guidelines released today, the group affirmed the importance of following a healthy lifestyle following a cancer diagnosis.

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Life, Interrupted: Am I a Cancer Survivor?

Life, Interrupted: Am I a Cancer Survivor? | Breast Cancer Survivorship | Scoop.it
In the cancer world, the term "survivor" is as ubiquitous as it is hard to define.
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Deborah Fenlon's curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:21 AM

Not keen on this word either, but its the best we've got at the moment!