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Blog carnival: For my mother

Posted by Robin Jones Kerr on October 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

If you asked, my mom would tell you she’s a simple lady. She likes strong coffee, gardening, running and her Detroit Tigers. She likes good TV, good music and her dog. This humility doesn’t do justice to the incredible life she’s led. In 1995, when I was not even a year old, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. She was 34, had no previous family history of the disease and had two small ...

Blog carnival: For my family

Posted by Dr. Michelle Jones on | 1 Comment »
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Cancer survivors are often portrayed as heroic, doomed, sweet, patient and forbearing. I was none of these things: when I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer and told I had a 40 percent chance of living five years, I was not heroic; nor was I afraid. I had a two-year-old son and a six-month-old daughter. I was furious. I was raised in an era when Betty Ford's disclosure of her breast cancer was controversial (according ...

Holly Rose turns her breast cancer into a mission.

Posted by Holly Rose on July 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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On January 13, 2009, a girlfriend of mine posted a reminder to perform a self-breast exam on my Facebook page. I did and to my horror I discovered a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. I was extremely fortunate in finding my cancer in the early stages and was able to save my breasts and, more importantly, my life. I was so grateful for the reminder that saved my life that I decided ...

Exercise reduces breast cancer: New evidence

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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New research may give young women another reason to hit the gym, take up a summer fitness activity or sign up for a 5k walk/run. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that regular aerobic activity appears to protect young women from breast cancer by changing the way women’s bodies metabolize estrogen. The study compared a group of active females with inactive females and found women who exercised for 30 ...