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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 …
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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 …
By Julie Salinger, LICSW
The holiday season is full of cheer, but it can also be stressful, especially for cancer patients and their family caregivers. In addition to the extra time spent on shopping, cooking, and socializing, family interactions may bring complex dynamics, old grievances, and varying expectations to the forefront. The pressure to be “festive” can make even the healthiest person weary.
Here are some tips for patients and their families for an enjoyable holiday season.
Reinvent your rituals.
Rituals are a central part of the holiday season for many families. But, while they can be comforting, they can also create an unrealistic …
Today you will see social media a buzz with a hash tag and the words Giving Tuesday written like this #GivingTuesday; if you are wondering what this it is a day of global giving to charities around the world. The day falls after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and the oh so awaited for Cyber Monday. It is meant to remind us all that we are a world of givers and doers.
Now it is the day to remember the charities that need your help; charities that are both big and small will be vying for your attention and generosity.
We at …
In case you are still looking for some recipes for Thanksgiving, our blog has some great recipes for you to check out! Check out these recipes which we make year in and year out! We will add more recipes for you soon but in the meantime enjoy these recipes!
Brie en Croute
Cipolline Al Forno
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel
Bourbon Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
Tags: Bakes for Breast Cancer, nonprofit breast cancer organization, recipes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Recipes
More than half of all people with cancer will get chemotherapy – powerful drugs that kill cancer cells to cure the disease, slow its growth, or reduce its symptoms.
There are more than 100 different drugs used in chemotherapy, sometimes alone, but more often in combinations that have proven effective against specific types of cancer. Though traditionally given by injection or intravenous infusion, chemotherapy drugs are increasingly available as pills or liquids that patients can take at home (oral chemotherapy).
Oral chemotherapy pills
Administered prior to surgery, chemotherapy may make a tumor smaller and easier to remove. Chemotherapy is often given as an …
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 …
We are pleased to announce with the success of the First Annual #OfficeBakeSale@bakes4bc that the event will be available for any office to have any month of the year! There is no need to wait till next October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month to have an office bake sale! We think this is reason to celebrate!
Our newest event the Office Bake Sale was met with open arms. We realized why does a company have to wait till next October to hold an Office Bake Sale! We realized there was no good reason to wait!
Now any month of the year you and …