Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer

While you can’t always map out the road when it comes to your health, there are certain things you can do to identify harmful changes in your body and predispositions to hereditary diseases such as Cancer. When it comes to breast cancer there are two susceptibility genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2. The BRCA gene test…

Breast Reconstruction

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – Beyoncé Pathologist, imaging, tests, chemotherapy, mammogram, genetic mutation, biomarker, surgery, lymph nodes, mastectomy, breast reconstruction. When you are newly diagnosed with breast cancer it can be overwhelming and these words can become part of your vocabulary and endless searches online and conversations with your…

Journaling Your Breast Cancer Journey

One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year. Receiving a diagnosis can be shocking and disconcerting. While you might find thousands of informational articles about your treatment, prognosis, and what to expect through a quick google search,…

Thermography of the Breast

You would have to be hiding under a rock to not see all the initiatives, events, and personal stories this month to fight breast cancer, not to mention all the PINK! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign to educate, inspire, and promote early detection for women.  This year, an estimated…

Building Confidence After Breast Cancer

After breast cancer treatment is completed, there are a range of emotions a patient usually goes through. The initial feeling of triumph at beating the odds gives way to feelings of unattractiveness and loss of femininity. Many breast cancer patients struggle with self-esteem, since some of the most sudden and shocking changes are related to…

Staying Active Post Breast Cancer

It’s easier said than done, but staying active during a recovery period post breast cancer can be extremely beneficial to your health. Studies have shown that staying active in the recovery process lower chances of cancer recurrence and can increase the long-term survival rate, as well as many other benefits. Read more to learn about…

Post-Op Follow Up: The Support You Need

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is devastating, your life is suddenly taken over with endless doctor appointments, treatments, unpleasant side effects, not to mention all the emotions you are experiencing. Surgery is never something a woman looks forward to but is often a necessary component to the road of recovery. Whether you are having a…

Is Asbestos Exposure and Breast Cancer Linked?

Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer among women, with 1 in 8 women in the United States being diagnosed at some point in their lives. While there are many different natural risk factors that can cause men and women to develop breast cancer, there are also environmental factors that can also play…