The Bridge Breast Network
The BBN office will be closed from December 21, 2023 - January 3, 2024 for the holidays.
September is National Better Breakfast month. Breakfast has been coined as the most important meal of the day. Eating a good breakfast has been linked to lower levels of bad cholesterol, better memory, and concentration. Additionally, a better breakfast contributes to reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. These chronic diseases could impact your […]
Make sure you schedule your screening mammogram today. Below are tumor sizes as compared to real life objects. Mammograms can detect tumors the size of a pea before they are able to be felt during a physical breast exam. Tumors are usually the size of a walnut when an individual can feel them physically. Screenings […]
August is back to school month. Before you get busy this fall, make sure to schedule your screening mammogram. Breast cancer incidence increases as an individual gets older. Women aged 45 and older should get mammograms every year. It is easy to forget and put it off when getting into the swing of school, but […]
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month. Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatments and certain medications. The Bridge Breast Network provides survivorship services including free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. Contact The Bridge to be scheduled for a wig fitting. Wigs can cost anywhere from $50-$5,000 depending on the materials. […]
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month. Hair loss is often a common side effect of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplants because in targeting the cancer cells, hair cells can sometimes be caught in the crossfire. Multiple areas of the body can be affected by the treatments causing hair loss. […]
Eating a balanced and healthy diet and staying hydrated have so many benefits for the human body. Engaging in these behaviors can prevent many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Basic tips include eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, less fat, less sugar, and less salt. Be sure to eat a balanced […]