Hello and welcome to the Breast Cancer Coalition’s Blog, Coalition Voice.
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.
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.
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!
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.
On October 22, the Coalition participated in a day-long seminar at Cornell University called The Science of Cancer Research.
I’d like everyone to know there is a bipartisan bill in Congress now with over 200 co-sponsors. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (HR 3183) expedites payments for those have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This is especially helpful for young people diagnosed with MBC as well as many others.
On August 11, 2022, the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) company announced that they will end worldwide sales of their talcum-based baby powder and switch to a formula based on corn starch by 2023.
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.