January 2019 Resource Roundup

Welcome to our new, monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.

Food to Fuel Treatment and Recovery

If you are undergoing or recovering from breast cancer treatments, be it surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, your main focus is on getting rid of the cancer. Nutrition can play a vital role in your treatment recovery, prevention of cancer recurrence, and overall health and well-being.

Why I Got Cancer — Or Not

Like every other woman who’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, I’ve tried to figure out why I got it. And after years of self-scrutiny and some regret, I thought I knew the answers:

SHARE Advocates Go to Washington

More than 40 SHARE women and men went to Washington for NBCC’s Annual Advocacy Training Conference. Theme was “The Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: Changing the Conversation.” Many thanks to Toyoko Endo for taking the photos.

Marilyn: Supporting Other Breast Cancer Survivors

I'm a 19-year breast cancer survivor, and I co-facilitate two SHARE support groups in Queens. These groups help women get the support and information they need to deal with breast cancer. The members are really good about helping each other out -- we all work together, and many members become buddies to other members.

Cancer As A Turning Point

My story begins in June 2008. On a lovely Saturday afternoon, while celebrating my young son's fifth birthday, I noticed that there was a big lump in my left breast.

At this point, I prefer not to further elaborate on the medical situation I was thrown into due to that lump but rather share with you what it has done to my life and how I grew stronger, happier and a better human being as a result.

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