Category Archives: breast cancer

Half Of Women Don’t Get Mammograms – When Is Yours?

I had my annual mammogram earlier this month – when is yours? A study presented last week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium found that only 50% of women 40 and older got annual mammograms. The study looked at … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Marathon Dreaming

Do you have a goal? Are you working toward something? Whether it’s a grand plan or something small, do you have a challenge? I do. I’m going to run a marathon. Or, I’m going to try. I’ve just signed up … Continue reading

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Lucy – at last!

I don’t normally do product reviews here, but I’m all excited about something and I want to share. This may not be of interest to my male readers – we’re talking bras, boys. And it may not be of so … Continue reading

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Lymphedema Risk

Earlier this month I posted news about new lymphedema research on the Life-Cise News page. The study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Breast Cancer Symposium, found that the risk for lymphedema continues years after treatment. The study … Continue reading

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NAPA Auto Parts, NASCAR, and Breast Cancer

One of the more interesting tributes to Breast Cancer Awareness this year is coming from NAPA Auto Parts and NASCAR – not normally who you think of when you think of breast health. This year, NAPA Auto Parts and NASCAR … Continue reading

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Fitness Magazine

It’s October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Fitness Magazine has devoted some of their to Oct. issue to the subject. There’s a profile of Kristin Guinan, who made the difficult choice to have a double mastectomy at age 27 because … Continue reading

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Strong Girls – Be One!

I was catching up on some of the blogs I follow and came upon a great post on female strength (and an equally great reader response). Josh Hanagarne, at World’s Strongest Librarian, wrote a powerful Female Strength Manifesto. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Pink Glove Dance – New York Style!

OK, my breast cancer surviving New York friends, here’s your chance to be part of the NY Pink Glove Dance. Here’s the original (which I posted last December because it’s super fun!): Get ready for Pink Glove Dance, the Sequel. … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Insurance & Screening

According to a recent report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), more than 10,000 people in the U.S. die every year because they didn’t get screened for breast or colon cancer. The good news is that more people … Continue reading

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Come On Ladies, Do You Really Need More To Convince You? – new analysis shows exercise after breast cancer reduces breast cancer death by 34%

There have been numerous studies in recent years which have shown large improvements in breast cancer outcomes from exercise. On this blog, I have written about the Nurses’ Study, the HEAL Study, and a study on exercise and breast cancer … Continue reading

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