Category: Breast Cancer

Tackling Breast Cancer Through Prevention, Not Just Treatment

“I will keep getting my recommended mammograms, try to take better care of myself, get more exercise, and save the champagne cocktail for special occasions. And I am excited by the promise of healthier communities in the future, where women from all different backgrounds can enjoy more years of life, cancer-free.” Read More >

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Staying Healthy and Preventing Disease in More Ways Than One

Cassie exercising on water.

"We can't control our genetics, but there are some things we can control. So many people all around me were sick with often preventable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. If I was going to remove my breasts to prevent illness, why would I not do everything in my control to keep from getting something else I could avoid?" Read More >

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Perspective

Ronda Walker during cancer treatment.

"I deal with grief, pain, and fear every single day. But for all that cancer took away from me, it gave me something extraordinary. Cancer gave me a new perspective on life. Cancer gave me the opportunity to live my life in the moment, with intention.” 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.

In 2017, CDC published a series of articles on 5-year survival across several cancers. For breast cancer, 5-year survival for all women was high—around 90%—but survival was more than 10% lower among black women compared with white women, which suggests that racial inequalities still exist despite great advances in breast cancer treatment options. Read More >

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Breastfeeding for Cancer Prevention

Mother breastfeeding son

We’ve probably all heard that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most babies. The health benefits for women who breastfeed 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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