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The Future of Breast Cancer Care: SABCS Advocates Discuss

The Future of Breast Cancer Care: SABCS Advocates Discuss

For advocates, hopes for the future of breast cancer care include a focus on the patient as an individual. Both Cheryl Jernigan and Sandra Finestone, breast cancer advocates that Dr. Harness spoke with at SABCS, spoke about a hope on treating the patient as an individual in the future. For Cheryl, [...]

Advocates Discuss Hopes for Breast Cancer Treatment in Ten Years

Advocates Discuss Hopes for Breast Cancer Treatment in Ten Years

What is your hope for breast cancer treatment in ten years? We asked advocates at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this question. Their answers about what they wish for breast cancer treatments in ten years varied. From better outcomes and survival rates, to fewer diagnoses and less side effects, [...]

How to Stay Empowered As A Breast Cancer Patient

How to Stay Empowered As A Breast Cancer Patient

“My take-charge attitude said, that’s how I am going to get through this. I am just going to jump into action and do whatever I have to do to get past this cancer.” For Elyn Jacobs, empowerment came naturally. She had always had a take-charge attitude, and she let that drive [...]

How to Manage Stress After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

How to Manage Stress After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Stress is inevitable after a breast cancer diagnosis. What’s important is learning how to manage stress, says Dr. Gail Saltz. Stress management is a critical tool to have in your toolbox, both after diagnosis and during treatment. Exercise, says Dr. Saltz, is a great way to help manage stress. 30 [...]

Finding Your Bliss

Finding Your Bliss

During breast cancer treatment, it’s important to discover what makes you happy, says Mel Majoros, The Cancer Warrior. With so many negative emotions floating around during breast cancer treatment, Mel Majoros, The Cancer Warrior, recommends finding your bliss to counteract the negativity. Mel’s bliss included hockey, comedies, and finding a [...]

What Surprised You On Your Breast Cancer Journey?

What Surprised You On Your Breast Cancer Journey?

 Mel Majoros, The Cancer Warrior, talks about surprises she’s encountered since being diagnosed with breast cancer. A primary surprise, Mel says, is learning that everyone has the strength within to carry on, even during trying times, such as a cancer diagnosis. For Mel, there were times when she herself wondered [...]