Breast Cancer Misconceptions
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to dispel some common misconceptions about breast cancer. Misconception #1: You’re only at risk of getting breast cancer if you have a family history of it. [Read more...]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Day of a Navigator
This post is a composite representation of “A Day in the Life” of Rex Cancer Center’s three breast cancer navigators. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they have Breast Cancer Awareness Days, every day. "reast biopsy results are shared with patients by the radiologist at the new Breast Care Center. I try to be there for each of them. I meet with a man reeling from newly diagnosed breast cancer and his surprised but supportive girlfriend; I meet with a mother of two young children and her recently laid-off husband; I meet with a woman in her 50's who “sort of knew it was coming” because of an extensive history of breast cancer in her family...."