Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer survival rates soar

Over the last 25 years or so, 322,000 lives have been saved from breast cancer. Comment

Determining breast-cancer stage

Determining breast-cancer stage is a complex process, but one that can help doctors develop the most effective course of treatment. Comment

Explaining metastatic cancer

Cancer that spreads to distant parts of the body is known as metastatic cancer and is often referred to as “stage IV cancer.” Comment

Three potential side effects of breast cancer treatments

When discussing treatments with their physicians, breast-cancer patients should ask questions about potential short- and long-term side effects, which can include fatigue, Lymphedema, and infertility. Comment
Bay Ridge: More than 35,000 participants strolled down Coney Island’s Rieglmann Boardwalk on Oct. 21 for the American Cancer Society’s 16th-annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in the borough, which raised $744,000 for breast-cancer research, according to a rep for the national organization. Comment

Menopause and breast-cancer risk

Menopause itself is not a risk for breast or other cancers, but some symptom treatments and other factors can increase the risk for cancer among menopausal women. Comment

How to juggle work and breast-cancer treatment

Patients who want to continue working while receiving treatment for breast cancer can heed the following tips to overcome any cognitive effects of treatment so they can continue to perform their jobs. Comment

Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

Understanding what to expect and what one can do to facilitate the regrowth of hair can help breast-cancer patients better handle what lies ahead. Comment
Bay Ridge: In September and October at Coney Island Hospital, they don’t call the middle day of the week Wednesday — they call it “Pink Wednesday.” Comments (1)

What to expect before and after mastectomy surgery

The process of recovering is different for everyone, and not all mastectomies are the same, but this guide provides a general idea of what patients can expect before and after mastectomy surgery. Comment

Drinking alcohol can increase breast-cancer risk

Many people unwind with a glass of wine or a cocktail after a stressful day, and some research suggests that mild to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can have various health advantages — but not when it comes to breast cancer, some studies show. Comment

Striding the Boardwalk against breast cancer: Group returns to Coney for annual walk

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Brooklyn Walk edition, will take to the iconic Coney Island beachfront on Sunday, continuing a 16-year tradition of uniting supporters and survivors. Comment
Bay Ridge: At Coney Island Hospital, ground zero in the battle against breast cancer is on the fifth floor, in the new Womens Health Imaging Center. Comments (1)
This educator has an important lesson for all women — and men. Comments (1)
These days, to find a potentially cancerous breast tumor, surgeons at Bellevue Hospital Center simply “Scout” it out. Comment

Why We’re Pink

Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. Comment

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