We cannot stress strongly enough, that early detection can be a big plus in treating breast cancer.
Are you due for a mammogram? Please make your appointment now.
Not all medical institutions, or advocacy groups, agree on when women should start regular breast cancer screening: mammograms. As research evolves, the age of early detection changes, too. We have provided some very interesting websites to help you with this decision. But whatever your decision, it is very important that you have your regular mammograms!
Breast Cancer Screening:
Monthly breast breast self-examination starting at age 20.
Breast examination by a health-care provider every three years starting at age 20; annual clinical breast exam starting at age 40.
Annual screening mammography starting at age 40. Women in high-risk categories may want to consider starting screening at age 30.
Something New: Thermal Imaging: Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging
Every Woman Counts Program
(free Breast & Cervical exams for those that qualify):
or call: 1-800-511-2300
No Services in your area?
Try searching the internet for "Mobile Mammograms" also
"Mobile Mammograms (type in your area/state)" to find more information.
|Articles of Interest:|
> "Triple-Negative" Patients Are Biggest Unmet Need in Metastatic Breast Cancer"
| Medical News Today|
Click Here For More Information on Diagnosis and Tests
The two major goals of breast cancer treatment are:
1) To rid the body of the cancer as completely as possible.
2) To prevent cancer from returning.
What Determines Your Treatment:
Your cancer specialist will recommend the type of treatment for you depending on:
> The location and size of the tumor in your breast.
> Results of lab tests done on the cancerous cells
> The extent or stage of your cancer.
It should be noted that your doctor will consider your age and general health, and also your feeling about your treatment options.
Be sure to discuss your treatment options with your cancer specialist.
|Articles of Interest:|
| > Breast Cancer Network of Strength|
“Dealing with Side Effects of Treatment Now and Later”
> PEPI Score:
New Predictive Tool Can Help Determine Treatment Of Breast Cancer Patients
> Treatments by Breast Cancer Stages: WebMD http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/treatments-stage?ecd=wnl_brc_052609&em=YnJlYXN0Y2FuY2VyZGl5QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ==
Cosmetic Procedures: Breast Reconstruction: WebMD
| Medical News Today|
Click Here For More Information on Treatment and Care
Coping with the Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence:
Are you done with breast cancer treatment? You may be ready to create a “new normal” for life. For more information, please see Resources & Links: Coping
Managing Cancer Fatigue and Depression:
Fatigue is common with cancer and cancer treatment. For more information, please see Resources & Links: Coping
Breast Reconstruction Surgery Information:
After mastectomy, doctors can sculpt (create) a new breast. It is a patient's personal choice to get breast resconstruction surgery.
For more information, please see Resources & Links: Surgery& Reconstruction
Dental: Take Care of Your Teeth:
For more information, please see Resources & Links: Dentist
Mouth Sores - Oral Mucositis:
A new website designed to provide information and advice for cancer therapy patients about how to prevent and treat the common and often debilitating side effect that is Oral Mucositis (Mouth Sores) Chemotherapy
Adjusting your treatments: Diabetes
Fashion After Mastectomy Surgery:
Designers are making many pretty fashions for women who have had mstectomies: bras, swimsuits, and casual, as well as evening wear. For more information, please see Resources & Links: Mastectomy - Fashion
Friend or Relative with Breast Cancer and what you need to know:
Do you have a friend or relative with breast cancer? For more information, please see Resources & Links: Caregivers, and Coping, and Relationships, and Resources
Making Sense of New Breast Cancer Research and Clinical Trials:
If you have breast cancer now or have had it in the past, you may wonder how new breast cancer findings affect you. For more information, please see Resources and Links: Clinical Trials
Marriage, Dating, Sexuality and Breast Cancer:
For more information, please see Resources and Links: Relationships and Pregnancy/Sexuality
Nutrition and Exercise During Breast Cancer Treatment:
What should you eat during breast cancer treatment? Can you work out if you feel like it? Check with your doctors because every person is different. For more information, please see Resources and Links: Nutrition and Exercise
Male Breast Cancer:
For more information, please see Resources & Links: Male Breast Cancer
Living After Breast Cancer Treatment Ends:
Are you done with breast cancer treatment? For more information, please see Resources & Links: Treatments & Care
You will find the following information at Resources & Links
Coping with the Diagnosis
Quality of Life
Keeping You Faith
Living + Managing
Living with Breast Cancer
Not Facing this Alone
Raising a Family
Self Care Tips
Taking Time for Yourself
Articles of Interest to Read
|Article of Interest:|
| > Breast Cancer and 9/11: Moves woman from Zombie to Warrior|
> Creating a Support Network: Breast Cancer Network of Strength
> I Can Cope: American Cancer Society
> Depression Slideshow: WebMD
| Inspiring Personal Journey: Shin Na|
Click Here For More Information on Coping