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Category: Breast Cancer

Perspective

Ronda Walker during cancer treatment.

"My beautiful long, blonde hair was completely gone just after the new year. I was forty-two years old. I will never forget the look on my seven-year old son’s face the first time he saw me bald – his sad eyes broke my heart. He could not wrap his mind around the thought that a doctor would give me medicine that would make my hair fall out." Read More >

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Getting the Right Treatment at the Right Time to Reduce Inequities in Breast Cancer Survival

From 2004 to 2009, about 89% of white women and about 78% of black women survived at least five years after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Although death rates from breast cancer have been going down, the trend has not been equal among all women. Looking at breast cancer survival on a population level can tell us how effective our public health and health care systems are at early diagnosis, delivery of evidence-based treatment, and management of follow-up care. In 2017, Read More >

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Breastfeeding for Cancer Prevention

Mother breastfeeding son

Most people know there are many benefits to breastfeeding. We’ve probably all heard that it’s the best source of nutrition for most babies and provides many health benefits for infants. The health benefits for women who breastfeed, however, are less commonly known. In addition to lowering a mother’s risk for type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, breastfeeding can also lower a mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Read More >

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