The Latest News and Info from the Bridge Breast Network

Bridge Breast Network Testimonial!

I met you and was inspired by you when you came to my Wylie Rotary Club last year.  I have shared information about The Bridge to several people. And……I  was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer in April.  My annual mammogram caught it and I have to say the radiologist at the Baylor Garland Breast […]

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Mammograms and Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society issued new guidelines for breast cancer screenings. It suggest’s that women should have mammograms starting at the age of 45. While others believe you should start at the age of 40, and even possibly earlier for those at high risk. Mammograms have helped reduced deaths caused from breast cancer in the […]

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How to reduce your risk of breast cancer!

Today, we are going to talk about there are some steps you can take toward breast cancer prevention. We all know everyone is born with genetics they cannot change, but here are some lifestyle changes you can take to help lower your risk. Here are some things you can do to help reduce your risk […]

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Bra Buying Tips Every Breast Cancer Patient Should Know!

Today, we are discussing one thing and it’s what kind of bra you should buy whenever you are suffering from breast cancer! We know shopping for a bra can be extremely tedious and scary. Those of you who have breast implants then remember it can be encourage to wear a wireless bra. We do realize finding […]

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5 tips for Coping With Cancer!

We are giving a variety of tips on how you can cope with cancer once you’ve diagnosed. Learn about your disease: Everyone is going to have a unique journey and you could have a different experience from someone else. It’s very important to research about YOUR diagnosis and ask your doctor about your treatment process. […]

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How To Cope With Hair Loss!

We know hair loss is one of the many side affects people suffer from breast cancer. Sadly, hair loss is a visible side affect so it can be one of the hardest side affects to deal with! Your hair is a big part of your self image and femininity, so losing it can affect your […]

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Support Groups & Cancer!

Getting the news of being diagnosed with breast cancer can be one of the hardest moments in your life. Sometimes, we even see patients find that news harder than the actual treatment process. We know and can say that attitude is the little thing that can make a big difference.  However, no one said you […]

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Breast Cancer & Sex

Today, we are going to discuss the one issue that affects a variety of women suffering from breast cancer-the loss of libido. You may have lost your hair from chemotherapy, put on weight, lost energy, fatigued, nauseated, and feel pain in new places. We don’t blame you if you don’t feel in “the mood”. Your […]

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Short-Term Side Effects of Breast Cancer Radiation.

We have a variety of patients who will need radiation therapy once they have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, we are going to discuss what are some of the short term side effects of radiation therapy. The most common side effect is the area that receives the radiation therapy will become irritated. The area […]

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Healthy Eating During Treatment!

Whether you are recovering from surgery, receiving radiation, or chemotherapy, you need to continue to focus on the breast cancer. Eating well during this time has never been more important. Good nutrition will keep you strong, help rebuild tissue, allow your body to handle side effects from treatment, and potentially help fight infection. We have […]

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Friday Feature: Breast Cancer Survivor!

Maria is a 49 year old single mother of two who was referred to the Bridge Breast Network (BBN) by one of our community partners. She had been experiencing sharp pains in her right breast. As the months passed, the pain grew stronger and she noticed a lumped had developed. Maria was unsure of where […]

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Applying for Disability Benefits with Breast Cancer in Texas

Breast cancer its treatments can prevent you from maintaining employment. It may put you out of work for a few weeks, or indefinitely. When your illness is likely to prevent you from working for a year or longer, you can potentially qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Disability benefits can be the financial support you […]

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