Hello and welcome to the Breast Cancer Coalition’s Blog, Coalition Voice.
Breast Cancer Screening
In light of the recently updated breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the United States Preventive Services Task force, we at the Breast Cancer Coalition would like members of our community at large to understand the reasons we do not take a position on these guidelines.
Ovarian Cancer Facts
While there are many other facts, and infinitely more lives impacted by this disease, we can begin this journey of a thousand miles with one small step. Or five.
Dormant Cancer Cells
The ultimate question was, “What causes metastasis?” Unfortunately, his answer wasn’t one we were happy to hear. He said it’s essentially a numbers game. With 30 trillion cells in our bodies, it only takes one cell that has the opportunity to change – and that change in vascular architecture can cause cancer.
Going Flat After Mastectomy
For those who choose to go flat, or are considering it, connecting with empowered individuals who have made similar decisions is a helpful first step. The Coalition offers opportunities to do that through our PALS program, our support/networking groups, and our private Facebook groups. Others who have “been there” can offer support that is truly meaningful.
Right From the Start – A Pink & Teal Icon
Phyllis Connelly has a long history with the Coalition, and our annual walk and run. The vibrant eighty-seven-year-old and breast cancer survivor first came to the Coalition more than twenty years ago.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
The term TNBC refers to the fact that the cancer cells do not have estrogen receptors or progesterone receptors, and they don’t make to much of a protein called HER2. TNBC accounts for about 10% of all female breast cancer cases in the United States.
A Fresh New Year
As we turn the page on the New Year, we celebrate the arrival of a big year for us at the Coalition. We turn TWENTY-FIVE!
25 YEARS, 25 MILESTONES
A timeline of just a few significant dates in the Coalition’s history.
We all know that warm feeling when we feel heard, understood, and emotionally supported by another person. In the aftermath of a breast of gynecologic cancer diagnosis, it can be empowering to connect with someone who has walked this road or a similar one.
Personal care and beauty products can contribute to our overall well-being in many ways. From ensuring basic cleanliness to caring for our bodies to enhancing our aesthetic sense of who we are, and so much more, these products are part of the daily self-care routines of virtually everyone in our society.