The Latest News and Info from the Bridge Breast Network

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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Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is most commonly thought of as a disease that affects women, however, men are born with a small amount of breast tissue and therefore can also develop breast cancer. Male breast cancer is rare, as only 1% of men in the United States are diagnosed with the disease.  The most common sign of […]

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Dispute Between BBN and Event Space for Gala

That’s 5 women who need surgery that we’ll have to say no to’: Dispute between breast cancer nonprofit, event space fueled by canceled gala deposit ”The initial deposit for both the venue and the catering ― $13,000 — translates into $130,000 in medical care… That’s enough for five surgeries for breast cancer”. Link To Dallas […]

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Breast Self-Examination

Breast self-examination is a screening method used to detect early signs of breast cancer. Studies show that forty percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer detected a lump while performing a self-examination. Self-exams are a convenient, no-cost tool that can be incorporated into daily activities, such as bathing or dressing. Adult women of all ages […]

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Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

It is important to be very familiar with how your breasts look and feel, and to be aware of any changes in your breasts. Annual screenings are critical to breast cancer detection, but studies show that 40% of women with breast cancer discovered their tumors themselves. Many women often notice early signs of breast cancer […]

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: the “Silent Killer”

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in need of increased awareness. IBC accounts for only 1-5% of all breast cancers, and it differs from other types of breast cancer in symptoms, outlook, and treatment. It is termed the “silent killer” because it tends to grow and spread quickly, […]

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What you should bring to your chemotherapy session

Whenever you go through chemotherapy, you can be assured your health team will make sure your physical comfort is a priority. There will be medications that will be provided to help your side effects. Nurses will be sure to check on you often to make sure you are okay. Chemotherapy infusion side effects varies from patients […]

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