Hello and welcome to the Breast Cancer Coalition’s Blog, Coalition Voice.
What is Pink Washing? When a company or organization claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease.
While in Washington, D.C. for the Leadership Summit, I attended the “Breast Cancer Disparities–Advancing Health Equity in Cancer Care” workshop session. This session included an incredible panel of five speakers and a panel discussion after.
A group of empowered survivor-advocates from the Breast Cancer Coalition embarked on an early morning flight to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 30. Ours was the largest group attending the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s* Annual Leadership Summit.
Those who undergo surgery for breast cancer will live many years with the results, and informed decision-making is vital. The field of medicine is not static, nor do most patients expect it to be. As new information comes to light, new guidelines emerge, and standards of care change and evolve over the course of time.
2022 marks a milestone for the Coalition. This is the year our Research Initiative surpassed one million dollars in grant funds awarded to researchers in our region!
Summer is the season of growth and renewal. We see it in our gardens and window boxes. We see it in farm fields as we travel back and forth between cities. We see it in our children… our families… our friends… circles ever expanding, widening, and evolving.
It seems that everywhere you turn, you’ll hear advice to watch your carbs, cut carbs, or go low-carb. But in truth, we all need carbohydrates. They provide the body’s primary energy source – glucose – which fuels everything we do, from breathing to walking to thinking to reading this article.
Alissa Huston, MD, is a hematology/oncology specialist associated with the University of Rochester whose focus is on breast cancer. A familiar presence to many at the Coalition as a caring oncology provider, an occasional presenter at our educational seminars, and a past recipient of the Hearts and Hands Award, Dr. Huston kindly agreed to share her abundant knowledge regarding hormone receptor positive breast cancer.
Our Research Initiative, which is unusual for a nonprofit grassroots organization, is an integral part of our continuing efforts to eradicate this disease.
Humans are infinitely creative. We build our homes and create our communities, surrounding ourselves with the things necessary for our survival along with creature comforts. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, to the products we use for home and garden maintenance, to the cars we drive, to our electronic devices, to the personal care items we use on a daily basis, […]