My best friend, Seana, got sideswiped last month. After years of anticipating shed get breast cancer (shes got a very strong family history and the BRAC1 mutation), she received an unexpected diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer.
As women, and certainly as mothers, it is vital to understand early detection signs of breast cancer. Many women only feel concern if they find a lump in their chest but there are five other signs you should be aware of. Women with a significant number of moles on their skin are 13% more at risk than…
The word mammogram tends to evoke a sense of dread and fear in most women. But getting a mammogram is not only recommended, its essential for a womans health.
Nana has been in my life since I was a little girl. I tell my children all the time that family is not just who you are born too, but it is also the special people that God puts in your life. For all of us, Nana was our family. In
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we want to help you deal with the issues that matter most. When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast bancer, its a mind-numbing, awful experience for everyone affected. You also might be unsure how to show your love. Weve created a list of ways to express your support and deepest sympathies – and to do what you can to help your friend when she needs you the most.
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Experts agree that early detection is the best defense against this deadly disease, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to encourage moms everywhere to give themselves a monthly breast self exam (BSE). Do you know how to do a BSE properly? If not, here are the guidelines that every women needs to know:
The following post is sponsored by Genentech. “You have breast cancer.” These are four words no woman wants to hear, especially not as a 33-year-old with two small children. But less than a year after her own mother passed away from breast cancer, this was the reality for Jaime Andrews. Jaime was diagnosed in 2012…
October.Fall arrives, the kids are excitedly picking out their Halloween costumes and football season is in full swing. But there is also a certain sadness and emptiness that I really feel during the month of October.October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is also the month that our first episode of the Supernanny aired – right after Nana died from breast cance
There are days when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I find myself thinking, Who is that person? Then I suck in the areas I can, hold up the parts that need to be lifted and suddenly for a quick second I catch a glimpse of the old me.
To start at the beginning, read Chapter 1: Abby’s Crap News – AKA My “Journey” With Cancer