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Sister Study helps find the causes of breast cancer!!
The Sister Study, conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is seeking 50,000 women whose sisters had breast cancer to help find the causes of breast cancer. For more information visit www.sisterstudy.org, or for Spanish www.estudiodehermanas.org. Call toll-free 1-877-4SISTER (877-474-7837). Deaf/Hard of Hearing call 1-866-TTY-4SIS (866-889-4747).
Views: 754 SisterStudy
The Sister Study Breast Cancer Research
Be a part of the solution! Join the Sister Study if your sister has had breast cancer. PSA 28 Sec. Created by People TV.
Breast Cancer Sisters - Mayo Clinic
Twelve-percent. That's the risk most women have of getting breast cancer in their lifetime. But if you test positive for one of two known breast cancer genes, that risk shoots up to as high as 80-percent. The sisters you're about to meet tested positive for a breast cancer gene. But they chose different ways of dealing with that information. That's good news, because it means if you have the gene and want to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer, you have options.
Views: 365 Mayo Clinic
Finding Out My Sister Has Breast Cancer
Hey Loves! If the title isn't enough to take your breath back.. this whole month of my life has been such a whirlwind. We planned a 2 week wedding and Meghan had her first chemotherapy treatment. Be sure to follow Meg's journey: http://www.shesparklessheshines.wordpress.com Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/666bffr4 Be sure to follow me on all my social medias! Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/samiiryan http://www.instagram.com/bysamiiryan Shop: http://www.bysamiiryan.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/samiiryan Snapchat- THESAMIIRYAN Thank you all for your ongoing support! xoxo Samii Ryan
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Three sisters fight breast cancer together
Within just 15 months Mary Lloyd and her two sisters, Sandra and Kerry were all diagnosed with breast cancer. To gain an understanding of what made them susceptible to the condition they have joined a group that has signed up to a research project looking to map DNA for answers. Scientists hope they will be able to work out why some people are more likely to contract certain diseases as well as improve treatments.
Woman discovers breast lump day after sister’s cancer-related death
Breast cancer survivor Robbin Wright shares how beloved breast surgeon Bill Barber helped her through her diagnosis. http://www.piedmont.org/livingbetter
Breast cancer: Nighttime lighting may increase risk of breast cancer in young women - TomoNews
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — New research by the Harvard Medical School has found a possible link between exposure to nighttime light and breast cancer in younger women who smoke. Previous studies have shown that exposure to light at night may lead to decreased levels of melatonin, a hormone made by the body's pineal gland. This can disrupt circadian rhythms and lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. The study tracked data from nearly 110,000 women in the U.S. between 1989 and 2013. The results shows the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women who smoke or who used to smoke increases with greater exposure to outdoor nighttime light. However, older women and those who had never smoked did not seem to be affected by the lighting. "In our modern industrialized society, artificial lighting is nearly ubiquitous. Our results suggest that this widespread exposure to outdoor lights during nighttime hours could represent a novel risk factor for breast cancer," Peter James, lead author of the study and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School's department of population medicine said in a press release. The study also finds the link was stronger among women who worked night shifts but the authors admit further work is needed to clarify the potential mechanisms. The study was published on August 17 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Go to https://www.patreon.com/tomonews and become a Patron now TomoNews is now on Patreon and we've got some cool perks for our hardcore fans. TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. Our tone is irreverent and unapologetic. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus
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Austin doctors react to new study linking birth control to breast cancer
A new study is sending some women into a panic.
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Three Sisters Battle Against Breast Cancer - Mayo Clinic
Kathleen O'Brien, a patient at Mayo Clinic, shares how she and her two sisters have all battled against breast cancer. She explains the importance of getting annual mammograms and seeking medical care for any symptom that seems out of the ordinary.
Views: 1020 Mayo Clinic
BEAUTY Project: Whole Genome Breast Cancer Study at Mayo Clinic in Florida
Both Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D., breast surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Alvaro Moreno Aspitia, M.D., medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, specializing in breast cancer, talk about the BEAUTY Project. The BEAUTY project is "Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy". It is a study that helps physicians tailor chemotherapy to breast cancer patients based on their individual genomes and the genomes of their tumors. The BEAUTY Project is being funded by benefactors and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Learn more about the BEAUTY Project at http://goo.gl/a3A76
Views: 5760 Mayo Clinic
Surgical Oncology and Breast Cancer Care - Mayo Clinic
Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D., Richard J. Gray, M.D., and Nabil Wasif, M.D. -- the surgical oncology team at Mayo Clinic in Arizona -- present the latest surgical options for breast cancer diagnoses.
Views: 5116 Mayo Clinic
PATINA - clinical trial for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer
Associate Professor Elgene Lim is the Study Chair of the PATINA breast cancer clinical trial and in this video explains why it's important for women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Breast Cancer Trials is a group of world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers based in Australia and New Zealand committed to exploring and finding better treatments for people affected by breast cancer through clinical trials research. Please like this video then visit www.breastcancertrials.org.au to find out more about our current breast cancer clinical trials that may be suitable for you, and ways in which you can help support breast cancer research. ---------------------------------------------------------------- SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoVl5WNMfqrJSpggZVzsa6g?sub_confirmation=1 LET'S CONNECT Email ►enquiries@bctrials.org.au Tel 1800 423 444 WWW ► http://www.breastcancertrials.org.au Linkedin ► https://www.linkedin.com/company/5057154 Twitter ► https://twitter.com/BCTrialsANZ Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/breastcancertrials Instagram ► https://instagram.com/breastcancertrials
UK Charity Breast Cancer Now Delivers Powerful Message in '2050' Ad Campaign
Great Guns and Director Duncan Christie deliver a heart wrenching and moving campaign film, ‘2050’, to promote and raise funds for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. The film follows a young girl on a secret mission – the purpose of which isn’t revealed to the viewer until the very end. Over a series of days, we see the tiny trooper determinedly studying complex science textbooks, watching quantum theory videos, and raiding the house for objects to use in her special project. In the final reveal, the girl wakes up her mother, who has breast cancer - and leads her inside a ‘time machine’ that she has made from cardboard and household items. As mother and daughter sit in the makeshift machine together, the girl turns the dial from 2017 to 2050.
Views: 6198 The AdStasher
How do you beat Breast Cancer - removing your healthy breasts or...?
This year three sisters, all vibrant, young women, may have their perfectly healthy breasts removed in the hope of saving their lives. They've all been tested positive for BRCA2, a genetic malfunction, and inherited gene disorder that means they are at a significantly higher than normal risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer before they turn 50. They are all now going through the pain and heartache of having to make a decision to remove their breasts now whilst they are young and healthy and have no symptoms of cancer or wait until cancer sets in. Choosing to have both their breasts removed would circumvent what is a family history of women dying young of breast cancer. One sister has chosen to have a full prophylactic mastectomy to remove her healthy breasts. The other two are struggling with difficult decision making process to bring the future into the present and have their breast removed in order to reduce the risk of developing cancer at a later date. Pieces of Me puts a human face to the accelerating scientific advancements in genetic identification. The science of genetics is expanding faster than cures or treatments, so what do people do when diagnosed with a faulty gene, knowing that cures are still far behind.
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Which approach to women’s breast screening is better?
The Wisdom Study is designed to end the confusion about breast cancer screening. By comparing two safe and accepted screening recommendations, we can discover the best screening guidelines for ourselves, our sisters, our daughters, and future generations of women. Together, we can discover the best way forward. Learn how you can join the study here: http://www.wisdomstudy.org
Views: 1431 Wisdom Study
Hawaii sisters taking part in nationwide breast cancer
More than 100 Hawaii women taking part in breast cancer research study.
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Choosing Preventative Mastectomy and DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
After losing her sister to breast cancer, Kathryn tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation that increased her chance of developing breast cancer as well. To reduce her risk, she underwent prophylactic double mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap breast reconstruction. To learn more about DIEP flap breast reconstruction visit https://prma-enhance.com/breast-reconstruction/diep-flap/ Follow us: http://facebook.com/PRMAplasticsurgery/ https://plus.google.com/+PRMA-enhance/ http://twitter.com/DiepFlapBreast/ Contact us: PRMA | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction San Antonio, Texas https://PRMA-enhance.com/ (800) 692-5565 patientadvocate@prmaplasticsurgery.com
BB Ki Vines- | Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign |
The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let's save our beloved mothers, sisters, wives and daughters by spreading awareness about this disease. Use #PayAttention and share this video with the people you care about. :) Shot by: World Of Frames Facebook► https://www.facebook.com/BBkiVines/ Instagram► bhuvan.bam22 Snapchat► bbkv22 Twitter►https://twitter.com/Bhuvan_Bam and https://twitter.com/BBkv22. This is an all original work of BB Ki Vines.
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Breast Cancer Survive
This is a profile about a two time Breast Cancer Survivor Ms. Johnette Jenkins. She was diagnosed in 2014 and 2015. She is alive and well today. Also, in this video is her sister Ms. Tanya Clark.
Views: 1095 Noah Rivers
Sister saves her sister's long hair through chemo!
Watch one sister (a nurse practitioner) save every bit of her sister's hair after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through 8 dose dense chemo sessions of AC and Taxol. This is her final session and she had zero hair loss using the cold cap process!
Views: 7160 The Cancer Couch
Can one inherit Breast Cancer? - Dr. Nanda Rajaneesh
Yes one can inherit breast cancer, but 15% of the total breast cancer that we receive in our clinical practise are only inherited breast cancer. Remaining 85% is because of the external environmental factors leafing to cancer cell changes. So when I say inherited breast cancer means if the mother had a breast cancer or mother’s sister had a breast cancer, if the father’s sister had a breast cancer or her on sister has had a breast cancer, so the individual or the woman is likely to develop breast cancer, this is related to what is called as genes positivity or brca 1 or brca 2 test if it is positive, they are likely to develop breast cancer. So inherited breast cancers, they have a particular pattern where they develop breast cancer at a very young age. This is the reason why aggressive screening is very very important in women who have a family history of breast cancer.
Me and My Two Friends for Breast Cancer
By 2006, it is estimated that more than 200,000 mothers, daughters, sisters and their female friends in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In support of patients and survivors during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Master IJO Designer Alisa Unger created the "Me and My Two Friends" ring. She hopes to raise $500,000 next year with sales of her line through retail jewelers. www.meandmytwofriends.org "My sister-in-law Marissa passed away from breast cancer this past spring," stated designer Alisa Unger. "She hadn't had a breast exam in nine years. I designed this ring to serve as a daily reminder to encourage women to take care of themselves and each other." The 14K white gold ring embedded with .28tw of diamonds features three 14K pink gold ribbons which symbolize three friends is meant to remind women not only to schedule a regular breast exam for themselves but to encourage two friends to do so as well.
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Early Stage Breast Cancer: Making Treatment Decisions
Dr. Catheryn Yashar, a radiation oncologist at UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Center, answers questions about newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer in a web chat that occurred on Oct. 23, 2014. The discussion focuses on decisions about cancer surgery and radiation, resources for patients, questions to ask, and how to proceed after a breast cancer diagnosis. Learn more about cancer treatment at UC San Diego Health: https://health.ucsd.edu/cancer
Views: 6872 UC San Diego Health
Sisters Beating Terminal Breast Cancer with Diet
Channel 7 news story about Alison Taafe and Laura Du Pre Moore. These two devoted sisters and best friends, battled the odds, and found a tonic and diet in a clinic in Mexico which has reversed Laura's secondary terminal breast cancer. After just six months on the prescribed tonic, brand new healthy diet and supplements, Laura's cancer has been in remission for 18 mths. Alison chronicled the story in a book called Eat for your Life which is now available to anyone suffering ill health or who just wants to be more healthy. Go to www.alisontaafe.com.au to grab your copy.
Views: 1751 Alison Taafe
3 sisters IRFAANAH Maryam,Hurairah in UAE spread message of breast cancer awarness through danceto p
In UAE3 sisters join hands with the youth for ALL MOMS in the world to spread the awareness against breast cancer to get it detected early through self examination &mammogram .Proud to Grow up to be A woman.
Views: 235 Shabana Muzammil
How Diet Affects Breast Cancer Risk
Dr. Harness discusses an article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examines the effects of diet on breast cancer risk. The study indicated that increased intake of fruits and vegetables did not have an effect on estrogen receptor positive breast cancer patients. It did, however, decrease risk for women who were estrogen receptor negative. Watch this video to learn more. Click Here & Get The 15 Breast Cancer Questions To Ask Your Doctor http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/what-breast-cancer-questions-to-ask/# Breast Cancer Answers is a social media show where viewers submit a question and get the answer from an expert. Submit your question now at, http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ask. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use the information provided on this site solely at your own risk. If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with a physician.
Seven sisters all diagnosed with breast cancer
Seven sisters all diagnosed with breast cancer Subscribe to WCVB on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1e8lAMZ Get more Boston news:http://wcvb.com/ Like us: https://www.facebook.com/wcvb5 Follow us: https://twitter.com/WCVB Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wcvb
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Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Study Finds New Type of Mutation
Senior investigator Edith Perez, M.D., deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida and director of the Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program talks about the latest study. Anew class of molecular mutation, in various forms of breast cancer, has been discovered by Mayo Clinic researchers in Florida. This finding may shed new light on the growth of different types of breast tumors and investigators believe the discovery could lead to the development of new drugs. Read more on this study on the Mayo Clinic NewsBlog: http://bit.ly/HX1vHd
Views: 443 Mayo Clinic
Stanford breast cancer care:  Anne Broderick's story
By the time Anne Broderick was diagnosed with breast cancer, her grandmother, her aunt, her mother, two sisters, and a brother had already been found to have some form of cancer. Instead of a double mastectomy, Broderick’s tumor was removed with a far less invasive surgery called lumpectomy, which removes only the tumor, leaving the breast intact as much as possible. She assumed she would have the same radiation treatment her sister had had. However, Stanford doctor Kate Horst, MD, presented her with a new treatment option in which radiation could be given in just five days, not weeks. To read more about Anne's story: http://stanfordhealthcare.org/stanford-health-now/2011/broderick-breast-cancer-treatments.html Visit: http://stanfordhealthcare.org/
Views: 1685 Stanford Health Care
My Sister's Keeper Helping Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer
We are approaching the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here in the metro, area organizations and entire towns are working to get the attention of everyone to talk about the education and prevention.
Views: 50 WOWT 6 News
Study shows a drop in breast cancer deaths
A new study shows a drop in breast cancer deaths over decades, suggesting treatment options and screenings are improving. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72480/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
Views: 259 Newsy
Wisdom Study: Bringing Clarity to Breast Cancer Screening
The Wisdom Study is designed to end the confusion about breast cancer screening. By comparing two safe and accepted screening recommendations, we can discover the best screening guidelines for ourselves, our sisters, our daughters, and future generations of women. Together, we can discover the best way forward. Learn how you can join the study here: http://www.wisdomstudy.org
Views: 113 Wisdom Study
sisters and cancer
What kids will do for the ones they love
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Letting Cancer Go
Sisters say Fuck you cancer! Lake Tahoe. Diagnosed on Nov. 12, 2010. (My birthday) with Stage 2 breast cancer. My goal was to make it to my annual family vacation at Lake Tahoe by July, 2011. Just a few weeks post chemo and radiation. My sister-in-law Jerri is a survivor and cancer-free at this time for five years.
Views: 139 C Renee
Kim's journey to Beat Cancer!
Kim's journey through breast cancer...My beautiful sister-in-law Kim was Recently diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer...this was her 3d visit for chemo...which didn't happen this week...but she's a fighter and will beat this! Follow along for updates and maybe her story will touch someone else fighting this disease...Thank you for your prayers and support... https://www.gofundme.com/KOKimsCancer
Views: 416 Suz L
Breast Cancer Treatment Plan
Today I share updates on my breast cancer situation and the treatment that is to follow!
Views: 3649 Breast Cancer Babe
Mediterranean Diet + Olive Oil Reduces Breast Cancer Risk by 68%
–Study: A Mediterranean diet + olive oil reduces breast cancer risk by 68% http://media.jamanetwork.com/news-item/mediterranean-diet-plus-olive-oil-associated-with-reduced-breast-cancer-risk/ –On the Bonus Show: Our microbial clouds, a corruption documentary in Ghana is drawing big crowds, a massive recall on bicycles, more… Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership Be our Patron on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/davidpakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidpakmanshow TDPS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpakmanshow David's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman TDPS Gear: http://www.davidpakman.com/gear 24/7 Voicemail Line: (219)-2DAVIDP Subscribe to The David Pakman Show for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=midweekpolitics Timely news is important! We upload new clips every day, 6-8 stories! Make sure to subscribe! Broadcast on October 2, 2015 David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt
Views: 2307 David Pakman Show
'GMA' Hot List: What to know about the groundbreaking new breast cancer study
Plus, a man makes a massive ball pit for his pet Husky, and actress Julianna Margulies opens up about the parenting advice she gave to George Clooney. SUBSCRIBE to GMA ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1oRy1dINbMVp3UFWrKP0w/subscribe To read the full story and others, visit http://www.goodmorningamerica.com Good Morning America (GMA) brings viewers an award-winning combination of breaking news, exclusive investigations, hard hitting interviews, weather forecasts, cutting edge medical field information, and financial reporting every morning. Join Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Michael Strahan, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee weekdays at 7am on ABC. Follow GMA across the web-- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMA?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Instagram: https://instagram.com/goodmorningamerica/?hl=en
Views: 1118 Good Morning America
American Cancer Society recommends fewer breast screenings
Nancy Brinker, sister of Susan G. Komen and founder of organization, is concerned for women Watch Shannon Bream talk about Breast Cancer and Cancer on Americas News Hq.
Views: 2276 Fox News
Researching the Role of Blood Vessels in Breast Cancer
Postdoctoral fellow Josette Northcott, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco discusses her research funded by an American Association for Cancer Research grant. Dr. Northcott's project examined the role blood vessels play in the development and treatment of breast tumors. Learn more about Dr. Northcott's research and other cancer researchers at http://AACR.org/Innovators.
How the Wisdom Study works to end the confusion about mammograms
The Wisdom Study is designed to end the confusion about breast cancer screening. By comparing two safe and accepted screening recommendations, we can discover the best screening guidelines for ourselves, our sisters, our daughters, and future generations of women. Together, we can discover the best way forward. Learn how you can join the study here: http://www.wisdomstudy.org
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Nearly 70 percent of early breast cancer patients may not need chemotherapy: Study
The trial used a gene test done on tumors to help decide whether a woman would benefit from chemo or if they could receive hormone therapy.
Views: 5351 ABC News
Part 2 interview BRCA 1 positive Breast & Ovarian Cancer Survivor Kelly Lundquist
Kelly Lindquist shares her story of being diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer. Which led to her twin sister Kerry and daughter Dana being tested and both diagnosed with BRCA 1. As a preventative measure her twin sister Kerry had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy. Her double mastectomy left Kerry with horrific skin loss and scarring. Both had to find a new plastic surgeon Dr Allen Doezie to help them with reconstruction from their botched surgeries. Great news is P.INK.org is sponsoring them for P.INK.org to help cover their scars with beautiful tattoos which is helping in process of healing !! :)
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Carmen Ayala - UCSD SAVI Sisters
Carmen Ayala, a clinical social worker and facilitator of the SAVI Sisters support group at the University of California at San Diego, relates the importance of providing breast cancer patients with an opportunity to network with others going through a similar experience. UCSD started a local chapter of SAVI Sisters, a nationwide support group. UCSD's SAVI Sisters group provides peer-to-peer support with expert facilitation from social workers, doctors and nurses. SAVISisters.com provides background on APBI, information about 5-day radiation therapy with SAVI, and Sister Stories. These stories feature women who are sharing their own personal SAVI experiences- helping others learn what to expect and giving them the option to contact individual SAVI Sisters.
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Ah-ha Moment Leads to New Breast Cancer Tumor Testing Standards - Mayo Clinic
In a front-page April 19 story, the New York Times describes the moment of truth that Dr. Edith Perez, a breast cancer oncologist and researcher at Mayo Clinic, Florida, had in 2001 about the quality of tests given around the world to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. These tests are designed to assess what kind of tumors a woman has, based on proteins on the cancer. Correct treatment depends on that information. As the principal investigator of two large national studies of Herceptin for women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer, she knew that women were having these tests at all kinds of places, from community hospitals to major medical centers to central national labs that specialize in these tests. She wondered if the women entering her clinical trials based on a positive HER2 test actually did have that kind of cancer. So she decided to retest the tumor samples in a central lab to confirm the results. As the New York Times reported, the outcome stunned her and her colleagues. Twenty percent of the first 119 women whose initial tests indicated their tumors had excess HER2 turned out not to have it on retesting. That discovery set off alarm bells. Dr. Perez and many other researchers required that the tests be analyzed in central laboratories, including Mayos own, and they called for national standards to be in place to ensure all women received the best available analysis of tumor tests. That eventually happened the College of American Pathology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology dictated criteria for declaring a HER2 test positive or negative, and they required proficiency testing. On April 19 the same organizations released new guidelines for testing estrogen receptors (ER) on tumors. ER positive breast cancer is the most common type. Dr. Perez says that breast cancer samples for Mayo Clinic patients are examined in Mayos central laboratory, and the administration and the analysis of these tests, and the clinical decisions made from the results, are amongst the best that any institution can offer. Researchers at Mayo Clinic are in the forefront of identifying issues in these tests on a national basis, and conducting studies to improve patient identification for therapies and outcomes, she says. Our goal is to understand more about these tumors in order to improve the predictive power of these tests and, thus, improve the care we give to our patients.
Views: 1935 Mayo Clinic
Dr Elgene Lim's Christmas message to Love Your Sister
Dr Elgene Lim, head of the Connie Johnson Breast Cancer Research Laboratory at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, thanks Love Your Sister for it's support this year.
Meet the blended family of Madonna, the Queen of Pop
Madonna is a person who combines many things all at once, as she is an American singer, a writer, a filmmaker, a philanthropist and feminist. The basis of her success is extreme ambitiousness and an ability to communicate with people. That’s exactly how she turned out to be in New York, pursuing a career of a dancer, making extra money as a waitress and a model to survive in such a challenging, yet promising city. Her life is an implementation of an American dream! The singer’s mother, Madonna Louise Ciccone, was a decisive follower of a Catholic religion. She suffered from breast cancer and died at the age of just 30, when Madonna marked 5 years. The father, Silvio who was an engineer by profession soon married another woman. This led to the changes in the daughter’s behavior, turning her into a rebel for several years in a row. Madonna’s step-mother’s name is Joan and before marrying Silvio, she was a housekeeper in their house. Madonna has 7 siblings. Her elder brother, Anthony has always been different. He was used to drink a lot, which led to him living on the streets, suffering from alcohol addiction and being in bad relationships with many family members. One more elder brother is named Martin and exactly like Anthony, he suffered from alcohol for many years. Additionally to that, he was in jail several times. However, now he is working in Hollywood, in one of the rehab centers and is doing great, thanks to his sister’s support. Paula is a one-year younger sister and we don’t know any information about her life. Christopher is another younger sibling, who is a talented dancer and interior decorator. He was working alongside the famous artist during her worldwide tours and even decorated her house. He never hid the fact of being gay and since 2016 he has been happily living with a hairdresser, Ray Thacker. The last sister born to the same parents is Melanie. She is a wonderful mother to 2 kids and a loving wife to a songwriter Joe Henry. There is also one paternal half-sister and half-brother, named Jennifer and Mario. Nothing is known about Jen, meanwhile Mario is married, has 2 kids and works as a manager. Madonna’s personal life is as bright as her professional career. Her first husband was a well-known Sean Penn whom she married after 15 days of dating. They divorced 4 years after. Then, the legendary icon was in a relationship with a dancer, Carlos Leon. With him she gave birth to her first child, yet still they didn’t last long together. The second spouse was a British film director Guy Ritchie who was introduced to Madonna by Sting. They tied the knot after a year of being together and during the marriage that lasted 8 years they have produced a baby. Madonna has 6 kids. The eldest is Lourdes, who is a mutual child with Carlos Leon. She is studying at the University and in spare time, works as a model. There are 2 sons with Guy Ritchie. The first one is Rocco and he is her biological son who lived many years in Great Britain with father. Since 2017 he has been living in New York with mom, studying in a college. The second son is David who was adopted in 2005. He was ill with pneumonia but the pop queen provided the best treatment and now he is pursuing a dream of becoming a footballer. Chifundo (Mercy) James was adopted by the star in 2006. The girl was ill with malaria, so the pop icon did her best to adopt her as soon as possible. Now she is a strong, healthy and happy kid! Adopted twins, Estere and Stelle were born in 2012. Their biological mother died and father couldn’t take care of them. Having seen them for the very first time in an orphanage, Madonna knew she wouldn’t go back to the US without them.
Views: 13944 The Skeleton