Posts by Bridgett Perry

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Financial, Insurance and Legal Resources for Patients with Breast Cancer

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Options: INSURANCE RESOURCES HMO’s and INSURANCE: If your insurance company or HMO turns down your claim for treatment, you don’t have to take no for an answer. You can appeal the carrier’s decision. If the answer is still no, in many states you can file what’s known as an external appeal. The […]

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc. (HBCAC)

by Bridgett Perry

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc. (HBCAC) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization founded nearly 30 years ago to provide a platform for women to share their breast cancer experience. Our ability to build partnerships helped to structure the national breast cancer movement. HBCAC is focused on prevention and the precautionary principle, while actively helping individuals […]

Defining Green Dry Cleaning

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition: The most commonly used dry cleaning chemical is perchloroethylene (Perc). The federal government considers Perc to be a probable human carcinogen. It is a drinking water contaminant, and has been the culprit in numerous hazardous waste sites, including on Long Island. To avoid these concerns, the market has responded by […]

Healthy Home Reference Cards

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition: Tips for Home, Environment, Community, Lifestyle, Eating http://www.preventionisthecure.org/index.php/consumer-tools/healthy-home-cards                            

Sleep, Darkness, Hormones and Breast Cancer

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Options: Our modern lifestyle poses many threats to optimal hormone function and balance. Stress, toxicity, exposure to toxins, poor quality food choices, lack of sleep, and many medications are known hormone disruptors. The most overlooked hormone disruptors are exposure to light at night and the electromagnetic energy fields generated from cell phones […]

Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition/Prevention is the Cure HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary “Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future.” Focusing on the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program, the film takes a closer look into how programs like these have an impact on students, their families, […]

Breast Cancer Risk: Timing and Environmental Exposures

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition/Prevention is the Cure BREAST CANCER RISK: TIMING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES  A discussion on the timing of exposure and consumer products By Susan Teitelbaum, Ph.D.; Jia Chen, Sc.D.; Karen Joy Miller and Laura Weinberg Breast cancer risk is associated with exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors. The term “endocrine disruptors” may sound […]

Recent Research: (Aspirin – Bilateral Mastectomy – Bras)

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB) by Jessica Werder, M.P.H. Please note that, while the studies listed below are both scientifically and methodologically sound, caution should be exercised in drawing conclusions from any one study. You can access this column from previous newsletters at craab.org Anti-inflammatory Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Obese […]

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Let the Buyer Be Aware

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer By Bonnie B. Spanier, Ph.D., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and CRAAB! science consultant Last October, I was monitoring local Breast Cancer Awareness Month messages in South Jersey (visiting my family) with an eye for hype around mammogram screening. Fitting that bill was a TV ad for Cancer Treatment Centers […]

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

by Bridgett Perry

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester is a diverse group of breast cancer activists. We are survivors, warriors, and advocates. We are women, men, families, partners, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and others dedicated to our mission. We are a local grassroots organization whose mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of […]