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Not Every Breast Cancer Patient Needs Chemotherapy – Wendy Hartley’s Story

Not Every Breast Cancer Patient Needs Chemotherapy – Wendy Hartley’s Story

Will every breast cancer patient need chemotherapy? Wendy Hartley was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 40 years old. During her double mastectomy procedure, her doctor performed a lymph node biopsy. Microscopic cancer cells were found. In the past, a patient like Wendy would’ve undergone chemotherapy, probably even multiple […]

The Post-Mastectomy Fashion Gap

The Post-Mastectomy Fashion Gap

What inspired you to start Steel Flower, a post-mastectomy fashion line? As Sakina Iskender, a boutique owner, began watching What Not to Wear, she began to question the fashion industry. This particular episode featured a post-mastectomy breast cancer survivor, and finding clothing to fit and flatter her proved to be […]

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, […]

LIVE Hangout on Air: Male Breast Cancer Survivors Speak Out

LIVE Hangout on Air: Male Breast Cancer Survivors Speak Out

Male Breast Cancer: Survivors Speak Out Dr. Jay Harness and male breast cancer survivors Bill Becker and Bret Miller speak out about male breast cancer in the clip below. Together, the three discuss their diagnosis stories, treatment strategies, and the latest news in the male breast cancer world. To learn […]

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 […]