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Six Of The Most Popular Diets

Google and Yahoo released a list of their most searchable diets in 2014. Here are brief synopses of six that made both of their top ten lists, as well as a U.S. News ranking. Learn more!

Helping Hands Fund

As new drugs show promise in breast cancer treatment and prevention, women who should be taking these medications may be reluctant if costs are too high. The Helping Hands Fund at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center helps patients whose medication costs exceed their ability to pay.

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Pam's Story

What do you do when your diagnostic studies are normal, but you aren't?

On June 12, 2014, I had my annual mammogram. Later that day, I found a rubbery lump in my right breast. Three days later, I learned (by letter) that my mammogram was normal...

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Angela's Corner: Losing Your Hair

Angela's Corner: Losing Your Hair

Although I have not personally experienced losing my hair, I have three remarkable women in my life that have. These three women are all in different stages of their survival. My grandmother -- a four time breast cancer survivor -- lost her hair with chemotherapy in 1991. My mother -- a three time cancer survivor -- last lost her hair with her breast cancer occurrences in 1990 and 2005. My sister -- recently recovering from her breast cancer -- lost her hair just last year. All three of these women took a similar approach to their hair loss, but each had their own mental struggles.

My grandmother is no stranger to breast cancer and the numerous side effects it has on one's body. However, she only had chemotherapy once with her inflammatory breast cancer. Losing her hair was a major event for her which often times left her in tears. My mom offered to cut Grandma's hair since Mom already knew the effects chemotherapy would have. Mom suggested it might make her feel better. It certainly made her feel a little better, but Grandma never really appreciated her beauty while being bald. Any time she left her house, she always had a wig on; she wanted to feel as normal as possible.

My mom experienced chemotherapy twice, each time losing her hair. Losing her hair "was painful," she said. It was painful falling out, both mentally and physically. It tingled. It hurt. Both times. Mom said when her hair fell out in clumps while she was taking a shower she knew it was time to take matters into her own hands. She headed to her aunt's salon for a trim. She often wore wigs, just like Grandma. However, she wore it more for her elementary school students. She really did not want to scare them, or be the reason kids are asking questions at home. No matter how uncomfortable those wigs were or how hot her head became, she stuck to her wig for the students...

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Help Women in Sierra Leone Combat Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women in Sierra Leone. Because of the stigma associated with cancer, many women are reluctant to seek help. And sadly, many women cannot afford treatment once they have been diagnosed. The Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation, located in Freetown, Sierra Leone, provides support, financial assistance and advocacy for breast cancer patients. Donations through this Gift That Gives More™ helps support a breast cancer patient in Sierra Leone. Thank you!

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