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Breast Cancer 101

This animated video explains some of the common changes in your breast, and when you should consider going to your doctor. Click to learn more more.

I'm A Phoenix

I was given less than 15% chance of survival. I had both of my breasts removed. I removed my uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. But I am still here, and I adopted a beautiful little boy is who the light of my life. That is why I tattooed a Phoenix on my back, because I came back to life.

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Effective Cancer Detection Method

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that needle biopsies are not only effective at detecting breast cancer, but that the procedure is underused in the U.S.

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bodypainting1This Artwork Is Jaw-Dropping. What A Fantastic Way To Celebrate Your Body!

Artist Lisa Scholder does something extraordinary with her artwork – she turns breast cancer survivors’ bodies into gorgeous, colorful canvases. “Women generally have body image issues already,” Lisa says. “For breast cancer survivors, it’s triple-fold. Their bodies have gone through so much trauma, and just their awareness of themselves is kind of dissipated.” However, if they...

grandmadancing1This Four-Time Survivor Schools Her Grandson On How To Get Down! Love it!

This 66-year-old breast cancer survivor has battled breast cancer four different times. In the following video, she proves she stills knows how to get down — and her grandson’s embarrassment is priceless! Take a look at her dance moves in this fun video! BCS_Blog_C1_Responsive

WNBA star Ivory Latta is bringing awareness to the importance of early detection of breast cancer.WNBA star experiences breast cancer scare

When WNBA star Ivory Latta, 29, went in for a routine checkup in May, she never imagined that she would be facing the reality that she may have breast cancer.

Older women who walk for at least four hours per week can decrease their breast cancer risk by 10 percent.Risk of Breast Cancer Lower in Older Women Who Are Active

Middle-aged women who participate in four hours a week of walking or other physical activity can decrease their risk of breast cancer by up to 10 percent.

Angela’s Corner: Staying Active

I was athletic in school. I was not the best and it was hard to live up to my sister’s success, but I often stayed active throughout the year. Once I left for college, going to the gym or running was never a high priority, even if I worked at a gym. The drive to...

Change The Way We Fight Cancer
Genetic changes that drive tumors are highly variable, and a one-size-fits-all approach is clearly not effective. Instead of broad-brush therapies that destroy both cancerous and healthy cells, research is now focused on the unique and complex nature of each individual cancer. Already, information gleaned through genome sequencing is helping doctors reclassify tumors based on their genetic makeup, rather than their location in the body. Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan and his research team at the University of Michigan are at the forefront of this groundbreaking research. Donations through this Gift That Gives More™ go directly to the advancement of this unique and innovative research in the battle against cancer.

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