Researching Breast Cancer Metastasis
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by Lynda Nance
3M ago
Komen Scholar Dr. Yibin Kang’s work revolves around metastatic breast cancer, with his research focused on blocking a protein that allows breast cancers to spread to the bone. Learn why Dr. Kang is passionate about finding cures. Source ..read more
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This October, Get Involved –You Can Help End Breast Cancer
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by Lynda Nance
4M ago
For four decades now, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time annually devoted to educating everyone about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and timely, high-quality care. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime – that’s about one person every 2 minutes. No matter who you are or where you live... Source ..read more
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Shaun’s Story: I Shall Live
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by Lynda Nance
5M ago
Shaun Adkins was used to body aches. She has lupus and during flareups, she’d be tired, have joint pain and muscle weakness. When her arm began to hurt, she assumed she was having a flareup. But then she found a lump in her breast. “I went to my primary doctor, who sent me to a breast cancer center, where they did a diagnostic mammogram and a biopsy,” Shaun said. Results showed Shaun had stage 2... Source ..read more
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Domenica’s Story: As a Latina, I Know We Need To Talk About Breast Cancer More
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by Lynda Nance
5M ago
In 2020, Domenica Lagunas underwent treatment for stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. She works out and undergoes regular wellness appointments, including annual mammograms. When she learned she had breast cancer, it came as a shock. As one of six sisters who grew up in a Hispanic household, Domenica Laguna acknowledges that her family never really spoke about breast health. Source ..read more
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Now, More Than Ever, Breast Cancer Patients Need Your Help
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by Lynda Nance
5M ago
During these difficult economic times, costs are rising for everyone, and we’ve seen an increase in people reaching out to Susan G. Komen for support. This year alone, more than half of the 25,835 people who have reached out to the Komen Patient Care Center for support did so because of economic concerns related to breast cancer care – whether it was being able to afford a mammogram or needing... Source ..read more
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Alisa Berndt Knows the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening
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by Jenni Autry
5M ago
Wisconsin native Alisa Berndt feels grateful her insurance covered part of her treatment expenses when she was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive lobular carcinoma in 2020. “I’m not the type of person that does mammograms all the time,” Alisa said. “I hadn’t had one in two years, and I was about to go see my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I thought I better get my mammogram so he wouldn’... Source ..read more
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Impact of the Signing of the Inflation Reduction Act on the Breast Cancer Community
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by Amanda DeBard
5M ago
After more than a year of debate and negotiations, sweeping legislation was signed into law today related to health care, climate and tax policy. Dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the measure includes provisions long supported by Susan G. Komen’s Center for Public Policy that will benefit the breast cancer community: Millions of Americans, including breast cancer patients and survivors... Source ..read more
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Caring for Caregivers of Those Living with MBC
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by Jenni Autry
6M ago
Breast cancer impacts many people beyond the individual who is diagnosed. Family and friends can be strong sources of support throughout diagnosis, treatment and beyond. At the same time, caregivers may also need social support. Krista Park Berry, Susan G. Komen’s Breast Care Helpline Director, discusses the importance of caregiver support in our latest Wellness Wednesday Video. Source ..read more
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Julia Hughes: Serving Others as an MBC Patient Advocate
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by Jenni Autry
6M ago
Julia Hughes pursued an aggressive treatment plan following her stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. Three months later, her doctors confirmed her cancer had metastasized, estimating she had six months to live. Her cancer has since spread to her bones and brain, leading to double-hip and brain surgeries. Julia has now been living with MBC for seven years. “I made it through both kids... Source ..read more
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Dr. Maren Coffman: ‘MBC Patient Needs Are Different’ 
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by Jenni Autry
6M ago
Dr. Maren Coffman, right, with her husband, Brett, and children, Kameron, Zachary, Courtnie and Amanda. With a mission to elevate the diverse voices and perspectives of the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) community, Susan G. Komen® has launched a new MBC Steering Committee. The committee is comprised solely of people living with MBC and seeks to ensure the unique needs of the MBC community are... Source ..read more
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