After breast cancer took her mother, this tattooist helps survivors heal by covering scars with artwork

MATTHEWS, N.C. — VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: The following story contains sensitive imagery including nudity related to breast reconstruction. Julie Markow and Teri Smith don’t know each other. Yet, a dark commonality has led the women on a vulnerable journey. Like hundreds of thousands of others , Markow and Smith [...] Click here to view [...]

Lumpectomy is less invasive surgery and requires no hospitalization, shows study

It is well established that breast conservation, which involves the removal of a breast cancer along with a small rim of normal breast tissue around it and is followed by radiation therapy, is at least as effective as mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) for the treatment of early [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-27T18:01:25-04:00September 27th, 2019|Breast Cancer, News & Latest Research, Surgery|0 Comments

Pink: What to know if you’re newly diagnosed

This article appears in Paint It All Pink magazine 2019. You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. Now what? You may feel scared and alone, but information is power. As you ponder your options and consider your course of action, consider this advice from experts: Tell it like it is [...] Click here to view [...]

Men with prostate cancer can have healthy sex lives after surgery

There's a perception that surgery to treat prostate cancer will spell the end of a man's sex life. And while that often used to be the case, survivorship programs, like the one at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, offer counseling and interventions to promote sexual recovery after [...] Click here to view [...]

What are modalities in Oncology treatment?

In the branch of oncology the oncologist team will devise a treatment plan by the oncologist? Treatment options for your type and stage of cancer. A portion of these options may include: Treatment through Surgery in Surgical Oncology where the removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue is carried [...] Click here to view [...]

Tattooing realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors helps give them a new beginning

Terri Benamore tattoos realistic nipples on breast cancer survivors Terri Benamore runs her own tattoo studio and does reconstructive tattoos on people who have had their nipples removed during treatment for breast cancer. The 32-year-old from Towcester, Northants, has helped around 70 people, explains why the tattoos she does [...] Click here to view [...]

Better approach to treat cancer

A cancer diagnosis would once push patients into a state of deep despair and anxiety. Patients used to approach the diagnosis with a fatalistic attitude and were apprehensive of the treatment. The surgical treatment was considered to be mutilating and radiation used to lead to complications and a quality [...] Click here to view [...]

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors Doctors say breast cancer survivors can slowly reintroduce weight lifting into their routine For more than 25 years, breast cancer survivors were given a lifelong, life-changing warning: do not lift anything over five pounds, avoid getting manicures, [...] Click here to view [...]

Yes, breast cancer survivors, you can lift weights, get manicures and garden

Breast cancer survivors are encouraged to garden with gloves to avoid any lymphedema risks. (iStock) For more than 25 years, many breast cancer survivors were given a lifelong, life-changing warning: Do not lift anything over five pounds, avoid getting manicures, taking saunas or even gardening since it might lead [...] Click here to view [...]