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Getting a Mammogram - What To Expect
Jun 16, 2013by Kaleesha Rajamantri
Getting a mammogram can be a scary thought, especially if you don't know what to expect. This informative video explains in great detail the different steps involved when getting your annual mammogram.
Jun 28, 2013:
Dealing with breast cancer, is ultimately dealing with loss. It's not easy to let go of people and things, they form part of our identity. April Capil shares her views on dealing with loss, be it hair, breasts, or a loved one. It's important to grieve and finally let things go, and not live in the past.
Jun 27, 2013:
Dr. Rebecca Johnson has had a very interesting experience with breast cancer. As a medical resident, she battled breast cancer, and now, as fate would have it, she cares for other young people battling cancer.
Jun 26, 2013:
Did you know that 1 in every 9 women will develop breast cancer? Breast cancer is a silent killer of many wonderful women out there, so let's make sure that no more of our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are taken away from us. Get your mammogram today!
Jun 25, 2013:
After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30, breast cancer survivor Genae Girard, was asked if she'd like to take a test to determine if she would test positive for the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene. With a history of breast cancer in her family, Genae felt it was a good idea at the time.
Jun 24, 2013:
Brittany Wenger is a 18-year-old prodigy! After watching her cousin battle against breast cancer, Brittany was inspired to do something to fight the disease. She taught herself to program, and started researching machine learning and before she knew it, designed an app that can detect breast cancer with 99% accuracy!
Jun 23, 2013:
Male breast cancer is not often spoken of, yet it exists. This photo shoot showcases portraits of military men who have battled with this disease, and hopes to raise awareness of yet another demographic touched by the pink ribbon.
Jun 21, 2013:
Marisa Lowe and Melanie Strandberg are not just sisters, they are best friends! After, Marisa's cancer diagnosis, Melanie, a hair stylist decided to shave her hair to show support and solidarity for Marisa's chemo experience. However, her workplace was not as supportive of her decision, forcing Melanie to resign.
Jun 20, 2013:
You've had your mammogram, and they've found a lump! What happens next? You will most likely be called in for a breast biopsy. This easy to understand video guides you through the steps of getting a breast biopsy, so that you can be prepared for what to expect.
Jun 19, 2013:
Michele Ann is one brave lady! She has to be, given that she is a military mom. This critical care nurse and former chemo nurse, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She takes you through her very personal story in hopes that her experience will help raise awareness!
Jun 18, 2013:
Max, the dog and his pet mom, Maureen have a beautiful friendship. Maureen noticed that Max was not his usual bouncy, lively self, and stayed away from her. Instinctively knew something was wrong. Sure enough, she detected a lump in her breast, and the doctors confirmed it was breast cancer. Maureen credits Max for saving her life.
Jun 17, 2013:
Being a military spouse is not easy, it takes a brave personality to handle the emotional pressures of being separated from a loved one who is fighting for our nation's freedom. The role is not made any easier when coupled with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Jun 15, 2013:
Dr. Susan Love, a well-known surgeon, and an advocate of preventative breast cancer research shares with us her views on how far we've come in the Pink Ribbon Battle. Having just overcome leukemia, she explains why we need to be more proactive and eradicate cancer completely!