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Pregnancy and breast cancer: One mother’s story

Rebecca Byrne had waited years for a doctor to tell her, “You’re pregnant.” She never imagined that just a few months after she first heard those words, she would hear four more: “You have breast cancer.”
Byrne still tears up when telling the story, but smiles when her 20-month-old daughter, Emelia, leaps into her lap. Emelia is the happy outcome of a painful period of Byrne’s life, when the joys of pending and early motherhood were shadowed by chemotherapy treatments, hair loss, radiation, and uncertainty.
Every year in the U.S., one in 3,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. …

 

Chaewon Kim Breast cancer survivor’s radical renovation is talk of the neighborhood

Chaewon Kim

Some smile at its in-your-face departures from conventional residential design, others deem it an eyesore, and a few have even complained about it to the city. But few passersby lack an opinion about the offbeat, rusted, ironclad house at 15 Clifton St. in North Cambridge.
For Chaewon Kim, a breast cancer survivor who receives care at Dana-Farber, the controversial renovation has become a hard-earned calling card for her architectural ambitions — and a symbol of her determination to take charge of her life.
Barely finished with her training, the young architect saw her existence shaken to the core when she narrowly …

 

Chaewon Kim Breast cancer survivor's radical renovation is talk of the neighborhood

Chaewon Kim

Some smile at its in-your-face departures from conventional residential design, others deem it an eyesore, and a few have even complained about it to the city. But few passersby lack an opinion about the offbeat, rusted, ironclad house at 15 Clifton St. in North Cambridge.
For Chaewon Kim, a breast cancer survivor who receives care at Dana-Farber, the controversial renovation has become a hard-earned calling card for her architectural ambitions — and a symbol of her determination to take charge of her life.
Barely finished with her training, the young architect saw her existence shaken to the core when she narrowly …

 

Breast cancer patients benefit from telephone-monitored exercise

Home-based activity program can prevent treatment-related weight gain
Getting more exercise may be the last thing a breast cancer patient feels like doing while undergoing the rigors of chemotherapy and radiation. However, new research by scientists in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers has found that weekly phone consultations enabled patients to step up their physical activity, improve their quality of life, and prevent weight gain that often occurs during breast cancer treatment.
Jennifer Ligibel, MD, and colleagues are studying the impact of exercise in breast cancer patients with the eventual …

 

CDC Appoints Dr. Ann Partridge, Chair of Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

October 15, 2010
CDC appoints Partridge chair of the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has invited 15 individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, a federal advisory committee established by the Affordable Care Act, subject to prescribed appointment procedures.

Tags: advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Ann Partridge, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, dana farber, Featured

 

Freeze and Bake Rugelach! Perfect for your Holidays!

I love recipes that say right from the start “make the whole recipe and freeze them unbaked.” As I get ready for the upcoming holidays which are so early this year there is a blur between Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah, I am excited that Ina Garten’s Rugelach recipe fits the bill!

I am trying to remember my first rugelach memory but to be honest I can’t!  All I know is that rugelach was always a staple in our house when I was growing up in New York and it did not matter if it was homemade or from Walls or …

 

A focus on breast cancer in young women by Elaine Gottlieb

Carie Capossela, here with her two children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 at age 33.

By and large, breast cancer is not thought of as a young woman’s disease. After all, 95 percent of women with breast cancer are over age 40.
But every year, 10,000 women age 40 and younger in the U.S. alone learn that breast cancer can and does affect women their age, and it brings with it an additional layer of challenges.

Tags: Ann Partridge, Breast Cancer, Breast Oncology Center, Carie Capossela, Dana-Farber's Women's Cancers Programs, Eric Winer, Kathyrn Ruddy, Lance Armstrong …