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…

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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…

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Helpful things to do for someone facing cancer treatment

Kindness Matters… “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” These famous words were once uttered by Audrey Hepburn and are so poignant but can mean a great deal more to someone who is…

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Breast Forms: Which Type is Right for You

For women diagnosed with breast cancer, it is an emotional, difficult journey. After lumpectomy or mastectomy, some women will choose breast reconstruction and some will not. For those who do not choose reconstruction, there are breast forms to simulate the breast shape and restore symmetry. There are several different kinds of breast forms, so you’ll…

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Life After Chemotherapy

After cancer treatment is completed, there are a range of emotions patients can feel upon realizing they’re done. This transition can be hard, but knowing what possibilities lie ahead can make the transition easier. Below you’ll find answers to questions many people have about life after chemotherapy. Q: What are the main medical concerns after…

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Understanding the Different Stages of Breast Cancer

If you or a loved one has breast cancer, staying informed and knowledgeable will only make it easier for both of you. There are a number of different treatment options to be aware of, but the most important thing is to stay positive. Pink Ribbons Mastectomy and Lymphedema Boutique offer support to breast cancer patients…

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Battling Breast Cancer “You’ve got a friend in me You got troubles, I’ve got ’em too There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you We stick together and see it through Cause you’ve got a friend in me You’ve got a friend in me” – Randy Newman…

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Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid When Suffering from Cancer

If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer, it seems as if there is an endless array of new information to remember that must now become part of your daily life. Not only do you have to incorporate extensive medical treatment into your already hectic routine, but you must also evaluate what you…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

At Pink Ribbons Memphis, it’s our goal and joy to make every breast cancer survivor feel beautiful and help her feel whole again. We don’t want anyone to go through cancer and while there isn’t a cure (yet!), we did want to share some ways to reduce your risk of cancer. These tips may not…

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