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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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Go Alone by Bob Riter

by Joy Simha

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Bob Riter Reprinted from the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes Region It’s important to have someone with you at doctor’s appointments when you’re dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I’ve written in the past that people often experience a brain freeze when they are first diagnosed. They hear […]

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

by Joy Simha

Contributed by SHARE By Gail Garfield Schwartz – September 8, 2009 A breast cancer diagnosis of “triple negative” can leave you—as it did me—feeling helpless and clueless.  The received wisdom is that Triple Negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a particularly threatening cancer type for which there is seldom a good outcome.  But as usual, received […]

Using Complementary Therapies With Conventional Treatments

by Joy Simha

Our member organization, Breast Cancer Options contributed the following article: The terms “complementary medicine” and “alternative medicine” often are used interchangeably. However, though they sometimes refer to the same modalities, the two are very different.   Complementary medicine is used together with traditional Western medicine. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. Many patients […]

It’s time to Bag the Bag

by Joy Simha

From Environmental Advocates of New YorkFrom Environmental Advocates of New York We’ve all seen them – plastic bags drifting down the street, caught in trees and bushes, and floating in water. New York City is currently working on legislation introduced by NYC Councilmember Brad Lander to curb the city’s dependence on single-use plastic bags. His […]

Do You Know What’s in Your Sales Receipt?

by Joy Simha

This article is from our member organization, Prevention is the Cure: April G Hannan, Karen Joy Miller 10.25.2012 Bisphenol A (BPA), is frequenting the news lately with relation to plastic containers; but did you know that most of your thermal printed receipts from gas stations, ATMS, restaurants, and retail stores contain BPA? BPA is a […]