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Statistics and Disparities Numbers to Open Your Eyes:

by Bridgett Perry

From Young Survival Coalition Facts and Statistics If popular opinion were true—that young women don’t get breast cancer—YSC wouldn’t be here. We all know the truth, though—young women can and do get breast cancer. And the facts back us up. Here are some startling stats to wake us all up—and get us ready to defeat […]

Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H. Talks About Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester -By Pat Battaglia The Rochester-born doctor Jennifer Griggs is a medical oncologist the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division at that facility. While maintaining a practice focused on breast cancer, she co-authored a recent study published in the Journal of […]

The Breast Cancer Screening Debate:

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coilition of Rochester By Pat Battaglia As the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October, 2015 was drawing to a close, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released new guidelines for breast cancer screening. Their previous guidelines, in existence since 2003,1 recommended annual screening mammograms for all women at average risk for breast cancer […]

Pinkwashing*

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester by Miriam Steinberg In October of 2015, the Advocacy Committee held a movie night and screened Pink Ribbons, Inc., a 2011 National Film Board of Canada documentary about the pink ribbon campaign. The film, directed by Léa Pool and produced by Ravida Din, is based on the 2006 book Pink […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Support Group Survey

by Joy Simha

One of our member organizations, The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is conducting an online survey.  The purpose of this survey is to better understand the long term benefits as identified by participants in breast cancer support groups.  This survey will identify common reasons for attending a support group, their identified […]