Friday, November 24, 2017

News on the Breast Cancer Front

A month can’t go by without hearing about a friend, or a friend of a friend’s, breast cancer scare or diagnosis. My heart sinks every time. The anxiety of not knowing can drive you insane. “Staying calm is easier said than done,” a friend reminds me. We like to empower you with information so that […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness In Months Other Than October

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It was hard to miss.  My Twitter fam had their pink ribbon Twibbons, the National Football League was rocking pink nonstop and there was even a Lifetime movie dedicated to breast cancer.  I was in full awareness mode myself.  I hate cancer.  I had my pink Komen awareness […]

Largest Collaborative Study on Black Women and Breast Cancer Announced

September 30, 2011 by  
Filed under breast cancer, health and wellness

On the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was pleased to read about a new collaborative study to look at black women and breast cancer. Compared to white women, black women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age and at a later stage for reasons we have […]

Breast Cancer News Update

December 14, 2010 by  
Filed under breast cancer, health and wellness

The Mayo Clinic has a good overview on how to reduce your risk to breast cancer.  I’ve lamented over the last two years on whether drinking wine or eating beef increase your risk factors.   According to the Mayo Clinic, one should limit alcohol intake, control your weight, and get plenty of physical activity.  Other recommendations […]

Get It In Writing

December 7, 2010 by  
Filed under breast cancer, in the news, money

I was upset to hear that Diddy/Sean Combs/P.Diddy/Puff allegedly stiffed a breast cancer awareness group from proceeds of a party Diddy/Sean Combs/P.Diddy/Puff was paid to host.   There is some confusion on whether the  fault lies with Diddy/Sean Combs/P.Diddy/Puff, the party promoter, or the club owner.  Regardless, this breast cancer awareness organization loses. According to BV Black Spin: Hip-hop […]

10 Things Black Girls Do

Interestingly trending on Twitter was #thingblackgirlsdo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But decided to take a look at the trending topic. What I saw was not so much good, too much bad, and a hell of a lot of ugly. So the black girl in me wanted to change the conversation to something […]

Young with Cancer Seeking Age Appropriate Support and Treatment

For some time, cancer was thought to be a disease of the old.  But unfortunately cancer is striking at a younger age, the 18-39 year old set.  Yes, modern medicine makes it easier to survive and thrive after cancer, but being young with cancer creates a different set of challenges.  The Wall Street Journal has […]

What’s Your Top Health Concern?

Mine is breast cancer.  I was diagnosed five years ago. Fortunately, and by God’s grace, I found it early.  Today, I am able to celebrate five years as a cancer survivor.  It was scary.  And still is.  It is always in the back corner of my mind. I’m not the only one.  WebMD asked women […]

Komen: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Hearing the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (also known as advanced or stage IV breast cancer) is enough to make your heart stop.  I can’t even read about it without shivering in fear.   Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body. In […]

Muffin Tops Are Bad For Your Health

August 10, 2010 by  
Filed under breast cancer, health and wellness

Call them what you want: muffin tops, love handles, a little extra lovin’.  Regardless, they can be hazardous to your health. USA Today reports: If you are feeling a bit big around the waistline, take note: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults, even those who aren’t overweight or obese by other measures. One […]

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