Important Facts About Breast and Cervical Cancer in African-American and Latina Women
- The death rate due to breast cancer in African-American women is 39% higher than in the general population of white women.
- Aggressive breast tumors are more common in younger African-American and Hispanic/Latina women. This more aggressive form of
SAVI® – A New Treatment Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Spring Into Good Health
For many of us, spring is the time of year we take on many of those household fix-it and clean-up projects that we’ve been putting off for too long. Why not make it the time of year to get your …
What Updated Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for You
The ongoing debate over breast cancer screenings may leave you with more questions than answers. At what age should you begin mammography screenings? And how regularly do you need them? Are breast self-exams really a useful early intervention? Are clinical …
Palliative Care Helps Ease Pain for Cancer Patients
On a scale of one to ten, Elaine, of South Jersey, described her pain as a 23. A stage IV metastatic breast cancer patient, the 46-year-old mother of three couldn’t move her arm, couldn’t sleep and couldn’t hug her children …
Digital Mammograms Better at Detecting Early Breast Cancer
If you’re a woman with dense breast tissue, or haven’t gone through menopause, or are under age 50, studies show that digital mammograms may be better than conventional film mammograms for detecting early breast cancer.
Both digital and conventional mammography…
Life after Breast Cancer: A Survivor Speaks
Cancer Survivor’s Artwork Travels the World as an Inspiration to Others
Cindy Faust received a diagnosis of breast cancer 26 years ago. And while she is grateful to be a cancer survivor today, she still remembers the emotional impact that the diagnosis had on her life and her family.
“I remember …
Patient Gives Nieces Power of Knowledge
Nancy Sklencar feels she made one of the best decisions in her life. When she learned she could possibly help her nieces avoid breast cancer with the results of a specified blood test, she knew she had to do it.…