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How to Avoid Pinkwashing

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester  BCCR Store shelves are brimming with pink items during the month of October. It can be very confusing to decide what, if anything, to buy. How do you tell if the money you spend will go to any meaningful cause? Breast Cancer Action, the self-described watchdog of the breast cancer […]

Medical Cannabis

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester  BCCR by Pat Battaglia In June of 2014, the New York State Legislature passed a law allowing healthcare providers to recommend the medical use of cannabis under carefully controlled circumstances. On August 27, the Monroe Community College Little Theater was the site of a community forum on this new legislation. Hosted […]

Finding Positive Energy for Fighting Cancer

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer –  CRAAB By Debbie Tator, CRAAB! member My journey began approximately 7 months after my sister Joanne found out about her breast cancer. (See Fall/Winter 2013 newsletter, pp 12-14.) I was getting ready to go to my parents’ 50th Anniversary dinner when I discovered the lump. I thought to […]

Edocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Earthquakes

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer – CRAAB by Margaret Roberts, CRAAB! Board member In the previous two issues of this newsletter, Margaret has summarized key concepts, issues, research and remaining questions of concern in regard to fracking and the health effects, especially for women. Part I looked at the potential for air pollution and […]

Recent Research (Disease Management Guidelines – Dietary Fat – Chemical Biomarker Exposure)

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer –  CRAAB From 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. New Disease Management Guidelines Background and Recent Evidence: […]

Video – News From Asco 2014 Re: Metastatic Breast Cancer With Dr. Don Dizon

by Bridgett Perry

From SHARE  http://vimeo.com/98064832 Dr. Don Dizon, Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a board certified medical oncologist, presents news from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as it relates to women and men living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This webinar was recorded on […]

LYMPHEDEMA: TAKING CONTROL – MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION

by Bridgett Perry

From SHARE  By Deb Hackenberry Last month at SHARE we had an educational program entitled, “Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema.” It was received very warmly by women who were really hungry for some information to help them cope with a very serious and emotionally debilitating problem. I knew that Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, […]

CRAAB! and NYSBCN Concerned About Fracking – Part I: Air Pollution and Accidents

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!): By Margaret Roberts, CRAAB! Board member Why are we concerned about fracking in New York State? One serious problem is that fracking releases methane gas, a fossil fuel and potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate catastrophe. But there are even more immediate threats to our health. Though water pollution resulting from fracking is a major problem […]

Concerned about Fracking – Part II: Water Pollution, Radiation, & Drought

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! (CRAAB!): By Margaret Roberts, CRAAB! Board member Because of many recent reports about the further dangers of fracking, our next issue will run a third article in this series entitled “Fracking: Earthquakes & Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.” On January 8th, CRAAB! member Kim Baker and I attended an anti-fracking rally […]