Janet George is a mother of three, grandmother of seven, and a breast cancer survivor. Her story began after a routine mammogram. Janet's mother died of breast cancer, so regular mammograms have always been part of her healthcare. Janet was notified that a small tumor had been found during a routine mammogram, and her cancer was diagnosed after a wire localization biopsy.
I was sitting in a chair today waiting for my fingernails to dry and started looking through a recent issue of Readers Digest. On page 50 is a true story about a women named Diana Golden and her journey during the last 28 years.
Today I stood on the steps of the State House in Austin, Texas along with a thousand or so other good people who were trying to send a message to Congress to spend more money on Cancer research. We were there to support the March for Cancer taking place in our country's Capital, Washington, DC.
This week on the Women's Forum there have been two posts that have "touched home" for me. I must share with you that I was hesitant at first to answer them. Why, you are probably asking... Well they are Both subjects that I am completely familiar with and yet felt reluctant to open-up about on the forum.
This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so I feel it's an appropriate time to Reflect on my last eighteen months going down that road. I will try not to make this a sad trip but instead a hopeful one for all of us either with the disease or with loved one's going through this journey.
At 30,000 feet, breast cancer awareness is probably not the first thing on an airline passenger’s mind. But Delta Airlines is trying to change all that. Delta’s “Force for Global Good” is offering $2 glasses of pink lemonade to customers and donating all proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Breast Cancer and Breast Disease
A Catholic doctor shares his thoughts on eary breast cancer detection with a story about its patron saint.
Tumor marker tests include a variety of tests for cancer that can be performed on cells of a tissue sample from a newly biopsied or stored tumor. Tumor marker testing provides the patient and oncologist with vital information about the tumor at the cellular level, expanding traditional pathology reports that are based on tumor size, appearance and staging of the disease.
Sore breasts can signal the onset of PMS -- that 'ouch' feeling tells some women they're premenstrual more reliably than a calendar. Cyclical breast soreness shouldn't cause concern, according to Women's Health America. However, breast pain doesn't have to be tolerated. Here's how to minimize discomfort, and how to recognize cautionary signs that should send you to your doctor.