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Category Archives: Breast Cancer
Young women with fewer financial resources are more likely to experience long delays between the time they detect a breast abnormality and the time they get a diagnosis, a recent study shows. Initially launched to help researchers better understand why breast cancers are more deadly in young women, the study was led by Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, a breast oncologist in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber, and Kathryn Ruddy, MD, MPH, formerly of Dana-Farber and now at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
The study involved 585 women under age 40 who had recently been diagnosed …
For many Independence Day is the start of the very short summer season but it is the birth of American independence in which we celebrate in grand style with parades, fireworks, concerts and of course barbecues!
The American flag waves proudly and our desserts are red, white and blue! We gather with friends and family and celebrate in American style.
We thank those who fought for our independence and those who serve our country to keep us safe and protected. The sacrifices that were and are made are appreciated by all that enjoy not only Independence Day but also everyday.
We at Bakes …
Lets start off by saying it has been a difficult and challenging year with cancer. We have had 4 rounds of radiation in a four month period. I received a Leptomeningeal diagnosis (which means the cancer is in the fluid of my spine and brain). I received whole brain radiation, which brought me some relief. Due to the Leptomeningeal disease I was having trouble with my speech, swallow and balance. The radiation helped everything.
I am currently at home with open hospice. Right now they only have to be here once a week, I am currently I am on steroids and …
by Christine Hensel Triantos
For most breast cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment or chemotherapy, moderate exercise isn’t just acceptable, it’s encouraged. Exercise such as walking or resistance training can heighten energy levels, enhance cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and boost self-esteem. It can also help decrease anxiety, depression, fatigue, and possibly even the risk of breast cancer recurrence.
Generally, your goal should be to stay as active as possible. The intensity and frequency of exercise will vary among patients, though moderate walking is usually considered safe for most women. If you haven’t been physically active recently, you’ll want to start a program slowly, …
by Christine Hensel Triantos
Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2:
Other Gene Mutations Linked to Cancer Risk
Many women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer choose genetic testing to find out if they have inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which could put them and their family members at a higher risk for these cancers. Now a panel test – known as BROCA – is available for women to learn if they have other gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer.
The panel includes mutations in about 25 genes associated with an increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer, and that number …
A clinician and a scientist meet on the bridge that connects the research and patient-care buildings to discuss how a laboratory finding might benefit patients. A young woman, newly diagnosed with breast cancer, finds solace in a support program of her peers. A young investigator identifies molecular subtypes of ovarian cancer.
These are just a few of the powerful possibilities the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber creates by bridging compassionate care and world-class basic and clinical research. This edition of Turning Point shares stories like these, and others. Innovators in Women’s Cancers Innovation occurs when experts in …
Is it coincidence that Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2014 starts on Cinco de Mayo-a day to celebrate with food and drink? I don’t think so! So while you are celebrating the festivities of Cinco de Mayo with food and drink celebrate it with dessert as well! Visit a Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer participant, save room for dessert and help us raise money for breast cancer one sweet at a time!
Many of our participants have celebrations for Cinco de Mayo! Check out Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, Picante Mexican Grill, El Pelon Taqueria, and Viva Mexican Grill to name a few, …
It has always been our hope to expand and to go into new markets with our Bakes for Breast Cancer events! We are happy to announce the First Annual Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer May 11-17!
After doing Boston Bakes for 15 years we are more than ready for the next step- doing an event outside of Massachusetts and we decided that doing a Bakes for Breast Cancer in the state of Rhode Island the beautiful Ocean State is where we want to go!
The wonderful people of Rhode Island are foodies and desserties at heart. They have a love for …