Susan Clare, co-principal investigator of the Komen Tissue Bank, that could have significant impact on the way we detect and treat recurrence of breast cancer. Komen is helping to increase our knowledge of how breast cancer forms and spreads, as we seek ways to stop it. The study was the first of its kind comparing DNA in tissue near a primary breast tumor with normal tissues from cancer-free donors.
With Kleenex in hand, Macuha sat next to co-anchor Marianne McClary and fought the tears while delivering what may have been the most difficult newscast in her year television career. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and wanted people to know. E-mails, gifts and letters poured in.
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Our lives have seemed to be going along the "normal" course of life. Married young, had children young, had jobs and moves and bumps along the way. The past few years, things seemed to be settling down nicely and the Lord has been blessing us enormously.
When they've got a cold or flu, you grab a pint of chicken soup and head to their apartment with Kleenex. But what do you give a friend who's been diagnosed with breast cancer? The nonprofit organization Rethink Breast Cancer has a mission to empower and support young women affected by breast cancer; with a younger demographic in mind, they've launched Give-A-Care, the first line of products specifically for young women affected by breast cancer.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 24th In the blink of a heartbeat, my life changed. I now understand that the illness jolted me back on track.
I went for my first mammogram about a year ago. I noticed it was taking extra long to get it done, and the technician was redoing and redoing it. We see something here. We want you to come back to check.
It goes something like this: For one reason or another, I begin talking about the depression and anxiety I've been feeling in the wake of what has just happened to me, what did happen so many years ago and what could happen again in the future. I get upset; I start to choke up, to tear up or, frankly, sob. At this point, someone reaches for the box of Kleenex and hands it to me.
When Alicia Staley, a year-old systems analyst from Boston got the news that she had cancer, she knew she was in for an emotional rollercoaster. Crying jags, angry silences, awkwardness, fear, and dread — women with cancer experience it all, but not necessarily from themselves. New research shows that when women receive a breast cancer diagnosis, many are thrown into a caretaking role. After conducting a series of interviews with breast cancer survivors over two years, researchers from San Francisco State University found that women with cancer not only shoulder the emotional burden of disclosing their diagnosis to loved ones, they often end up being supportive of others at a time when they actually need support themselves.