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Insurance Marketplaces Offer Choices for Uninsured

By on September 30th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, it’s coming. For some it may already be here. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014. If they don’t, they’ll have to pay a penalty.

A very visible part of the law becomes active on Oct. 1, 2013: Insurance marketplaces offering various plan options begin operating and will …

Rock the Ribbon 2013: Celebrating the Strength and Brilliance of the Women We Serve

By on September 25th, 2013 Categories: Events, Inside Breastcancer.org

Over the past three years, Rock the Ribbon, Breastcancer.org’s annual fundraising event, has attracted over 2,000 people and raised over $1.6 million in support of our organization (80% of all funding goes to support our programs, so this event is hugely important to our organization). This year, we’re taking the event to Vie in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, October 24, for the marquise …

How to Transition Back to Work After Treatment

By on September 18th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

If you’re like some of my clients, you may view returning to your career as a welcome vacation from exhausting treatments and doctor’s appointments. However, as you prepare to go back to work, you may also be faced with a whole new set of challenges, including growing feelings of fear, anxiety, and stress. Here are a few ideas to help you through this process:

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Vinnie Myers, 3-D Nipple Tattoo Artist: Frequently Asked Questions

By on September 4th, 2013 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s Note: Vinnie Myers is a tattoo artist who specializes in 3-dimensional nipple tattoos for women who have had mastectomy and/or reconstruction — you may have seen some of his blogs right here. I recently spoke with Vinnie to get answers to some of the questions he’s most frequently asked in the comments.
– Caroline Durham, content manager of Breastcancer.org

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