The Latest News and Info from the Bridge Breast Network

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Fresh fruits and vegetables are key to having a healthy, sustainable diet and contribute to overall health. Eating healthy can help prevent many chronic conditions including cancer. Canned fruits and vegetables sometimes have hidden ingredients such as sodium and added sugars, so it is best to […]

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Men’s Health Month – Myth of Antiperspirants

One common myth or rumor is that antiperspirants and deodorants can cause breast cancer, but there is no evidence of a link between the two. Both the American Cancer Society and National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. provide excellent information on why this is a common myth. Please visit the links below to research the topic […]

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Men’s Health Month – Preventative Care is Important

For #MensHealthMonth, we would like to stress preventative care. Preventative care is important for everyone! Getting preventative services is imperative for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. Put your best foot forward and stay healthy early. Please visit the websites listed below to see preventative care services available for adults as well as an article […]

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June is National Men’s Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month and today for #MensHealthMonth, we will be looking at how men can also develop breast cancer. The most common breast cancers in women are also the same for men. It is important for men to also know the signs and symptoms so that they can seek preventative care. Please […]

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Common Breast Problems: Breast Pain

Breast pain, or mastalgia, is discomfort, tenderness, tightness or pain in the breast or underarm region. Mastalgia is a common condition among women and usually is NOT a common symptom of breast cancer. Breast pain is more common in younger women who have not completed menopause, but postmenopausal women sometimes experience breast pain. Some common […]

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Diet and Breast Cancer: Interview with Cookbook Author Jeanne Besser

Maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight is a controllable factor that may lower the risk of breast cancer and other health conditions, such as heart disease. A healthy diet provides your body with nutrients to keep your strength up while undergoing treatment for breast cancer and can manage the side effects of treatment. National […]

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Breast Cancer in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild respiratory symptoms and recover at home in about two weeks. It is important, however, to understand that you may be at a higher risk for more serious complications if you are immunocompromised. […]

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Benefits of Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients

Yoga, meaning “union,” is a 5,000-year-old system of principles and practices originating in India. Most types of yoga practiced in the United States focus on movement and breathing, the most frequently practiced being hatha yoga. Hatha yoga uses physical poses and breathing techniques to increase strength, flexibility, and well-being. Research on the benefits of yoga […]

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The Importance of Mental Health for People with Metastatic Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis can be one of the most distressing events a woman ever experiences and can cause emotions of shock, anxiety, anger, sadness, and confusion. Along with the physical impacts of cancer, fear of recurrence, changes to identity, and perceived loss of support can exacerbate pre-existing mental health conditions. It is important, however, […]

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Breast Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may consider exploring different treatment methods to supplement traditional medical treatments. Conventional treatments for breast cancer include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are terms used to describe various products, practices, and systems that are not considered mainstream […]

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth–estrogen, progesterone, and the hormone epiderm al growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) gene– are not present in the tumor. Since these receptors are not present, common treatments like hormone therapy and drugs […]

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Alcohol’s Role in Increasing Breast Cancer Risk

Women are often unaware of alcohol’s role in increasing breast cancer risk. A study published in the online journal BMJ Open found that only one in five women attending a breast cancer clinic knew it was a risk factor. More than 100 observation studies have researched the association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk […]

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