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  • Chance Encounter Saves a Mother’s Life

    Chance Encounter Saves a Mother’s Life

    Within months of having a clear mammogram, a chance encounter with an observant nurse led to a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer for Amy Knapp that likely saved her life.  The nurse, Jacquie Stanzel noticed a lump in Knapp’s breast during an exam for something unrelated.  Their story highlights how our lives can change […]

     
  • Breast Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk for Leukemia

    Breast Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk for Leukemia

    Although the risk is still very small, a new study indicates that stage 1 breast cancer survivors who undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation are twice as likely to get leukemia later in life as doctor’s previously thought.  While the study did not prove a cause-effect relationship, it does indicate that the decision to pursue these post-surgical […]

     
  • Program Offers Support to Breast Cancer Patients

    Program Offers Support to Breast Cancer Patients

    A program at the University of Wisconsin matches breast cancer patients up with volunteer breast cancer survivors who act as patient advocates and provide support during treatment.  Being able to talk to someone who has experienced what they are experiencing can help patients manage their fears and get the kind of support only someone who […]

     
  • Most Breast Cancer is Curable if Caught Early

    Most Breast Cancer is Curable if Caught Early

    The opening of the MGM Tulip Speciality Breast Care Centre in India aims to help detect breast cancer early enough that treatment can lead to a cure.  The rate of breast cancer in Indian women is increasing and there are cultural obstacles that keep them from seeking diagnosis and treatment.  This delay can compromise the […]

     
  • Study Indentifies What Causes Breast Cancer to Spread

    Study Indentifies What Causes Breast Cancer to Spread

    A new study conducted at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care has identified a trio of cells that appear to be what causes breast cancer to spread.  This finding is critical to the battle against breast cancer as the majority of deaths result when the cancer metastasizes or spreads […]

     
 
 
 
 

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