The Latest News and Info from the Bridge Breast Network

How Yoga Can Help You Through Breast Cancer!

Breast cancer may cause symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, decreased range of motion, and weakness. We suggest that its important to exercise and other therapies like yoga, can ease those symptoms. “Yoga has many physical and emotional benefits for all cancer patients,” says Ann Marie Turo, OTR/L, yoga instructor in Dana-Farber’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Delayed Breast Reconstruction!

1. Majority of survivors are good candidates. Everyone situation is different, but patients who are interested in reconstruction typically a candidate. 2. Quality of life can improve from breast reconstruction. “Perhaps nobody ever told you about plastic surgery and you’ve been walking around feeling less feminine or less whole. For patients like this, breast reconstruction can be […]

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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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10 ways to handle stress and shock when diagnosed with breast cancer!

“The effects of a diagnosis are understandably significant. It is important to balance the mind and the body for optimum recovery. Below are10 steps to focus the mind and deactivate your body’s stress response. Learn the skill of mindfulness: Train your mind to focus on the present rather than the potential bleak months ahead. There […]

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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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Effective New Year’s Resolution!

A new year is always a great time to “start over” and resolve to find ways to do better. But how does having cancer, or a loved one with cancer, impact how we look at the New Year? We’ve put together the top five resolutions for you or a loved one who may be battling […]

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How to handle cancer during the holiday days.

It’s officially November and the holiday’s will be here before you know it. While the holidays are such a wonderful time of the year, it can create stress for anyone suffering from breast cancer. We’ve found some tips that can help. Don’t be afraid to see friends, family, or co-workers over the holidays. We don’t encourage […]

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5 Best Ways to Support a BFF Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Food: Remember, whenever going through breast cancer their appetite can be affected. Often, large heavy meals will seem unappealing. Try to provide your friend with smaller meals or mini meals. Try to think about hummus, veggies, cheese, and crackers. Maid: There is no shame in buying your friend a cleaning service. It will be one […]

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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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North Texas Giving Day!

  6am – Midnight, Thursday, September 14 Please join us in building a “bridge” of hope by donating $25 or more to The Bridge Breast Network during North Texas Giving Day on September 14, 2017 and your donation will be eligible for bonus funding. This will allow your dollars to go even further. For every […]

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12 Signs Of Breast Cancer Everyone Must Know!

Today, we are sharing key signs of breast cancer and how you can look for those signs. Remember, a lump by no means cancer. However, you should be checking your breasts regularly. An image created by Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont, founder of the charity Worldwide Breast Cancer, has gone viral after being shared by a cancer […]

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