Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:37:02 +00002013-12-30T01:37:02Z
The advent of each New Year is a time for celebration and reflection. Secular in origin, it is one of the world's oldest traditions to which a majority of people adhere irrespective of race, creed, or nationality. On the eve of the New Year, we reflect upon missed opportunities to improve ourselves in the year past and we make promises unto ourselves to live better in the coming year. As you prepare your list of resolutions, consider adding these Top 10 Strategies to reduce breast cancer risk and improve your overall health in 2014....
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:46:14 +00002013-12-27T17:46:14Z
The malls are abuzz with shoppers and sales...The roads are a mess with travelers heading to and fro...Work is a ghost town... The time of giving and receiving is upon us.... It's the HOLIDAY SEASON! Yet, for the cancer patient, there is little hiatus. Treatment drones on in its usual rhythm. What do you give to the cancer patient to show you truly care? The spirit of sharing brings loved ones together so, look here...
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:54:20 +00002013-12-20T21:54:20Z
Angelina Jolie is once again on the front pages of newspapers regarding her decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. The findings of a research study ...
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:43:46 +00002013-12-19T19:43:46Z
As snow and ice gripped eastern and southern states - blanketing roads, stranding travelers, and bringing businesses to a screeching halt from Maine to Utah - there was a fearless bunch who could not be deterred. Not even a deadly winter storm could keep them down! Nearly 7,500 individuals did the unthinkable and ventured thousands of miles to attend the largest breast cancer conference in the world ... Read more...
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:26:07 +00002013-11-30T16:26:07Z
|Pam Stephan with her Dad
Photo © Karl D. Stephan
Time is precious, and sometimes choosing how to spend your time is difficult. After spending the last seven and a half years working on this site, it's time for me to say farewell. It has been a great gift to me, to be able to spend time with you, my readers, and answer your questions as well as learn from you....
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:43:53 +00002013-11-21T23:43:53Z
Photo © National Cancer Institute
Thanksgiving usually means an abundance of traditional dishes created with all the culinary stops pulled out - butter, eggs, sugars, spices, special drinks and appetizers. It's hard to turn down your favorite holiday munchies, especially if you get these only during the holidays. But all those dishes aren't healthy - I know, that's sort of the point isn't it? - so here's some tips to add more anticancer foods to the Big Meal....
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:04:16 +00002013-10-28T12:04:16Z
|Cool Chemo Top with Drain Holders
Photo © Confident Clothing Co.
There's nothing the experience to teach you something valuable. For breast cancer survivors, that's very true. No matter which surgery you may have endured, you most likely woke up sprouting catheter lines and surgical drain bulbs...
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:22:42 +00002013-10-14T11:22:42Z
Art © Microsoft
And while we're talking about it, let me give you some good reasons to give up alcohol all year.
Alcohol causes the levels of female hormones in your body to rise. While that may sound wonderfully sexy, it also puts you at greater risk for breast cancer. Most breast tumors thrive on estrogen. Drinking any amount of alcohol, especially daily drinking, exposes your breast tissue to a greater risk for cancer....
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:59:46 +00002013-10-08T00:59:46Z
Illustration © Pam Stephan
Lace up your sneakers or pull on your boots and go for a walk. If you go for an hour's brisk walk every day, researchers say that your risk for developing breast cancer is 25% lower than the average lifetime risk....
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 05:00:56 +00002013-10-01T05:00:56Z
|Pink Ribbon Dawn
Photo © Pam Stephan
Welcome to the very pinkest season of the year. This marks the 29th year we have had an official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For ...