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Julia is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is like any other typical college student: she has five siblings, countless number of friends, and does art as one of her many hobbies. Unfortunately though, her mother, Martha, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2014, turning her life upside down.
It came as a shock to the family, because Julia’s mom seemed very healthy and there wasn’t any history of breast cancer in the family beforehand. However, she underwent a double mastectomy. Luckily, the cancer hadn’t reached her lymph nodes, so chemotherapy was not deemed necessary.
Being the …
We might be only to be able to see white snow outside beyond our imaginations with icicles hanging off of houses and buildings everywhere. Temperatures so frigid you can’t imagine that you truly have to go out into it. Snow days galore that affected local business including many of our participants. Public transportation, traffic and parking are all major inconveniences right now. This winter is one for the history books.
The days are staying lighter a little longer and we all hope for winter’s end to come sooner rather than later. With spring comes the 16th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast …
The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but the season can bring challenges for cancer patients and those who have recently completed treatment. The stresses of cancer may leave them feeling out of touch or overburdened with traditional holiday responsibilities. If someone you know is in, or has recently completed, treatment for cancer, consider these tips for helping during the holidays.
Let the patient take the lead. Some people will want to celebrate the holiday season as they always have, but others may want to step back and be less festive. Even if treatment is over, your …
Walking into Mistral around noon, I almost expected to see some sort of secret, daytime chaos that would explain how the restaurant pulls off its perfectly orchestrated dinners. But the restaurant was pristine and silent, sunlight poured into the room through large windows, and the kitchen hummed quietly in the background. In a few hours, the restaurant would be lit only by the tentacles of chandeliers and filled with the clink of forks on plates and the murmur of wait staff getting to know their guests.
I met with Shane Gray, Mistral’s pastry chef, and Mark D’Alessandro, the general manager, at …
Rumors of a link between deodorant/antiperspirant and breast cancer have been around for nearly 20 years. The theory is that by blocking sweat glands in the armpits (particularly in women who shave their underarms), antiperspirants allow toxic compounds to accumulate in the underarm lymph nodes near the breasts, prompting cancer to develop.
However, research has found no conclusive evidence of a connection between deodorant/antiperspirant use and breast cancer.
A major study in 2002 found no data to support this claim. The study involved more than 1,600 women, about half of whom had breast cancer and an equal number who did not. The researchers found …
After four years cheering for the New England Patriots I still get the same excited, giddy, anxious feeling before every game. Each game is special and I feel lucky to be a part of every one. But, there is one game in October that holds a special place in my heart.
Every October the NFL goes pink to support breast cancer awareness. Each team dedicates one game during breast cancer awareness month to call attention to the disease in hopes of promoting early detection. The result of this game is a powerful visual. Players, coaches, stadium staff and cheerleaders dress in …
We challenge you to get involved with a simple bake sale at your office to help us raise money for breast cancer!
Download our calendar and ask your coworkers during the month of October to sign up to bring in a dessert each day during the month of October or any day that co-workers can in Breast Cancer Awareness Month to your office. Keep the donation jar near the desserts and let your coworkers enjoy desserts everyday possible and see the donation jar fill for breast cancer!
For more information on the Office Bake Sale please visit our website page.
Accept this challenge …
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is soon approaching and we are excited to be kicking off a new event the First Annual Office Bake Sale!
We know how much everyone loves sweets at the office! Now the sweets at your office can help raise money for breast cancer! Your office can help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer that touches so many we know and love just by having you and your coworkers bring desserts to your office, every day during the month of October!. Sell the sweets to your coworkers as a part of the Office Bake Sale …
This was the last blog Peter Devereaux sent to us last month. It is with heavy hearts we share Peter’s last blog again in light of his recent passing at the age of 52 from male breast cancer.
For us, Peter was a beacon of light and an inspiration to anyone who had the wonderful opportunity to know and meet him. For me, meeting Peter was indeed a special gift I will hold in my heart forever.
Peter was a true fighter both in the ring and out of the ring; a hero who not only served his country bravely but …
Everyone faces stress from time to time, but a cancer diagnosis can be particularly challenging for both the patient and the family members.
“For many of our patients and survivors, they experience a great deal of stress related to
their diagnosis, treatment, or fears of recurrence,” says Eric Zhou, PhD, clinical psychology fellow at Dana-Farber’s Perini Family Survivors’ Center. “But they also have general life stresses on top of that, like family, finances, and work, that don’t go away just because they’re battling cancer.”
Zhou, who leads Dana-Farber’s Survivor Stress Management and Relaxation Training (SMART) workshops, provides some tips on how to …