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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Breast Density as a Predictor of Breast Cancer Risk

It is always inspiring to see people wearing pink ribbons during public events. Whether it is a 5K race, a youth sporting events, or a local fundraiser, it is uplifting to see the push for awareness.  Just about  everybody knows what a pink ribbon represents,  reflecting on just how far organizations like Pink Ribbons Memphis…

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Resolutions for a New You

With a brand new year comes new resolutions, and this year, we want you to set resolutions that you can keep up with. Rather than focus on the past and things that can’t be changed, we want you to look ahead to the future and set new goals for yourself. Three-Word Resolutions Many people set…

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What You Need to Know About Lymphedema Pumps

  Lymphedema is a painful condition in which your arm or legs, or sometimes both, swell. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment. It is a result of a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is a…

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Recent Advances in Breast Cancer Research & Treatment

  According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. This statistic alone proves why ongoing breast cancer research is of the utmost importance. The development of new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical,…

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Early Detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and its important to us to spread the word on early detection. According to the American Cancer Society, the average risk of a woman developing breast cancer sometime during her life is 12%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance a woman will develop breast cancer. Although…

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Fighting for the Little Ones

At Pink Ribbons, Memphis, we celebrate everyone who bravely battles the ugly disease called cancer. Every individual whose health has been impacted by this illness is a true hero and a warrior. But the warriors who really tug at our heart strings are the thousands of children who wage war with cancer each year. September…

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