Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis

September is National Disease Literacy Month which highlights improving an individual’s understandings of a diagnosis, and tools for decision making. Many people, especially younger audiences are not aware of all the diseases out there, especially chronic diseases. Being aware of signs and symptoms to detect cancer early is important. When an individual is diagnosed with […]

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How To Cope With Fatigue During Radiation Therapy.

 When you are prescribed radiation therapy as your cancer treatment, your doctor will provide you with a list of possible side effects. Symptoms you may feel are things like diarrhea, hair loss, nausea and what people feel the most after radiation is fatigue. Those going through radiation therapy do experience it more frequently and often very […]

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What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A person may find out they have breast cancer after a routine mammogram. Some warning signs of breast cancer are— New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit). Thickening or swelling of part of the breast. Irritation […]

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FDA Approves Lynparza to Treat BRCA-mutated Metastatic Breast Cancer!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lynparza (olaparib) for a difficult-to-treat form of metastatic breast cancer. Patients with BRCA-mutated, HER2-negative breast cancer who have previously been treated with chemotherapy are now approved to be treated with Lynparza. The FDA’s approval is based on data showing that Lynparza — developed by AstraZeneca working together with Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. […]

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Breast Self-Awareness is not just checking your breast for a lump.

Breast Self-Awareness is not just checking your breast for a lump. It’s… Know Your Risk Your doctor has new tools to help identify women at high risk for breast cancer. Identify your risk factors for breast cancer and discuss them with your doctor: Increasing age Having a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer Having a […]

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Risk Factors of Breast Cancer!

We always like to inform all of you about the risk of getting breast cancer in specifically females: Genetics: When your family members have a history of cancer like your mother, aunt, and/or grandmother especially when it’s detected at a younger age. The chances of you getting cancer is higher. It’s important to be active […]

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