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Chemotherapy

Treatment with drugs to destroy or slow down the growth of cancer cells. Often referred to as systematic treatment, because it acts throughout the body, as opposed to localized treatments, like surgery or radiation.

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Breast Health Resource Guide

Our comprehensive resource guide offers a list of support services available for those diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as information about free or low-cost breast cancer screenings for those without health insurance.  Pink Aid has generously sponsored the creation of this guide. Esta guía también está disponible en español.

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Age & Breast Cancer: What Young Women Need To Know

Many people think of breast cancer as only affecting older women, but almost every week we evaluate a young woman who’s been diagnosed. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 an estimated 268,800 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer (1). About 10% of these will be diagnosed under the age of 45 (2). [...]

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How Do Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Work?

No matter your breast cancer stage, participating in a clinical trial can not only improve your level of care, but can make a difference in the lives of future patients, often at little or no extra cost. Yet despite these benefits, only a small minority of patients (approximately 5%) will enroll in a clinical trial [...]

Partner Events Raise Over $50,000 for Breast Health Education

We are proud to highlight our partners who raised over $50,000 on our behalf throughout 2019, with most of the events taking place during October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   Anchin Block and Anchin participated in the Anchin Women’s Initiative Network (AWIN) “Change War,” a competition between floors in their building.Anthony DeFranco [...]

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Should I Get A Mammogram Every Two Years Instead of Annually?

Mammograms are a crucial element of early detection of breast cancer, but how frequently women should be getting them has become controversial in the past few years. Biennially or Annually? Early breast cancer screening utilizing mammography has been one of the major factors behind the significant decrease in breast cancer mortality since the 1990s. As [...]

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2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Photos from our 2018 October fundraising events. Here’s just a few of the fun and unique fundraisers that are planned for this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Looking for some great ideas for your own breast cancer fundraiser? Check out last year’s fundraisers or contact us today to brainstorm. If you’re ready to get started, [...]

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Hormone Therapy: Breast Cancer Risks in the Transgender Community

Since breast cancer is so tied to gender, educators in our breast health education programs are often asked how breast cancer risk changes for the transgender community.

Meeting the Increasing Demand for Certified Breast Health Educators

Over the past few years, the Maurer Foundation has been fielding an increasing number of calls from across the United States to address the need for qualified breast health educators. Last year, we extended our reach across the pond, with our first international trainee. What we find especially satisfying are the longterm connections we maintain [...]

Soy and Breast Cancer: What is the Connection?

Whole food dietary soy sources such as tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy nuts, and soymilk are darlings of the plant-based, vegetarian and vegan food movements and have been staples of Asian cuisine for centuries. But not too long ago, breast cancer researchers were concerned about soy’s ability to mimic estrogen in the body, possibly increasing breast [...]