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  • How I Managed Social Anxiety After Breast Cancer July 31, 2017
    The lady with the sultry voice on the navigation system in our car announces that we will arrive at our final destination in 5 minutes. Suddenly and quite unexpectedly, my heart starts to pound and I begin to sweat. I silently try to calm myself down but after a minute or two of trying, I […]
    Rosie Mankes
  • Biosimilar Medicines: What They Are and What’s in the Pipeline for Breast Cancer March 30, 2017
    You may have read or heard about biosimilar medicines in news stories. Many experts think they may allow more people to have access to treatments for cancer and other diseases. But what exactly is a biosimilar medicine, and how do we know one is as safe and effective as the original drug? In this blog, […]
    Jamie DePolo
  • Who Knew? Managing Privacy in Your Social Circle March 2, 2017
    After multiple scans, biopsies, lumpectomies, and a diagnosis of an early-stage breast cancer, I asked the doctor in charge of my breasts at the time, “Why me?” To which she responded, “I don’t know, Rosie, you just have shitty breasts.” Nice answer, and the impetus to change practices! The following month as I was preparing […]
    Rosie Mankes
  • 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Coverage December 16, 2016
    Every December, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brings together clinicians, researchers, and advocates to discuss the latest breast cancer study results. We’re proud to present our coverage below. We’ll be adding updates and links to the top of this page. Research News Untreated Long-Term Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment Can Lead to Anxiety, […]
    Caroline Durham
  • Male Breast Cancer: Adding Some Blue on the Pink November 23, 2016
    Editor’s Note: Movember is an annual event for which men grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various men’s health issues, with the ultimate goal to reduce the number of men dying prematurely. While Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week is the third week of October, Community member Traveltext wants to […]
  • Self-Care for Caregivers November 21, 2016
    November is National Family Caregivers Month. We asked authors and experts in the field for their thoughts on ways people taking care of loved ones can also take care of themselves. Here’s what they had to say: Tamara Shulman, Ph.D., F.A.A.C.P., clinical psychologist “When you are wrapped up in caregiving, it is easy to forget […]
    Claire Nixon
  • Life as a Male With a BRCA Mutation November 10, 2016
    We have heard so much about BRCA since the coming-out party of Angelina Jolie in 2012. Prior to Angelina putting the BRCA mutation on the general public’s map, the only people who understood anything about it were the patients, their families, and some medical professionals. I say “some” because my journey as a BRCA2-positive male […]
    Harvey Singer
  • Responding to Questions and Comments About Breast Cancer October 27, 2016
    Your own head is spinning with a breast cancer diagnosis and you have doctors to see, procedures to endure, and decisions to make about your treatment. You may have worries about how you’ll manage your family, your career, and all the responsibilities of your life. You need to find ways to tell your family, your […]
    Tamara Shulman, Ph.D., F.A.A.C.P.
  • What My Patients Are Asking: Can the Type of Anesthesia I Get Affect My Risk of Recurrence? October 18, 2016
    Surgery is almost always part of the treatment plan for early-stage breast cancer. Whether the surgery is mastectomy or lumpectomy depends on a number of factors, including the characteristics of the cancer, a woman’s medical history, and her personal preferences. Patients have asked me about any links between the type of anesthesia used during breast […]
    Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
  • Absolutely Sweet Marie October 10, 2016
    I wore red cowboy boots and a Pabst Blue Ribbon bowling shirt to my friend Marie’s memorial service. Another friend wore a thrift store skirt with cat faces printed all over it. Another wore a Twangfest music festival t-shirt. It was fitting, not flip. Marie had given me the PBR shirt. At one point we […]
    Jamie DePolo

RSS National Breast Cancer Foundation Blog

  • National Mammography Day October 19, 2017
    Editor’s Note: This post was written by our Founder/CEO, Janelle Hail. We need to silence the voices in our heads that say mammograms are not necessary.  Statistics […]
  • Still More to Learn August 18, 2017
    People often ask whether Breast Cancer Awareness efforts are still necessary since so many people are already aware of the disease. Yet every day we meet women […]
  • The Doctor’s Surprise:Frances’ Story April 20, 2017
    When we sent out an email asking supporters to share their personal stories of how breast cancer has changed their lives, Frances Lopez of Maryland eagerly responded. Here’s her […]
  • Gone from Our Sight April 3, 2017
    Editor’s Note: This post was written by our Marketing Manager, Rebecca Anderson. We recently learned that another of the nine beautiful women who attended our first Metastatic Breast […]
  • Linked by Pink with Texas Legends and Frisco ISD March 13, 2017
    We recently celebrated our third annual Legends Pink Night with the Texas Legends, our local NBA Development League team.  Just like in 2015 & 2016, it […]
  • A Family’s Love:Facing Genetic Breast Cancer February 10, 2017
    If the love of your life might have an increased risk of breast cancer due to genetics, would you want to know? On the one hand, you […]
  • Hawaiian Hope January 31, 2017
    “Aloha” is a word so beautiful it has nearly as many meanings as there are Hawaiian Islands, including hello, goodbye, love, kindness, and affection.  We love this encouraging […]
  • United in Hope: Sulie’s Story January 13, 2017
    You can’t talk to breast cancer survivor Sulie Spencer without being reminded of our belief that no one should face breast cancer alone.  Woven throughout Sulie’s […]
  • The Hands and Feet of HOPE December 13, 2016
    Editor’s Note: This post was written by NBCF Programs Coordinator, Cinthia Gonzalez. Every year National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) partners with Convoy of Hope to provide […]
  • Knee Injury: A Blessing in Disguise? November 21, 2016
    We are grateful for those who share our belief that no one should face breast cancer alone.  This commitment to Helping Women Now® is the reason […]
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