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Why Is Talking About Metastatic Breast Cancer on Social Media So Outrageous?

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: News, The Breast Cancer Journey

Many visitors to Breastcancer.org know the writing of Lisa Bonchek Adams. She’s a woman in her 40s who was diagnosed with DCIS in 2006. After a bilateral mastectomy, pathologists found two small invasive breast cancer tumors in the removed tissue, so instead of DCIS, she actually had stage II invasive breast cancer. In December 2008, she had her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed. In October …

The ACA and Breast Cancer: Some Good News for Diagnosed Women

By on December 2nd, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that just about everyone in the United States will have to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, or pay a penalty. Most types of health insurance will count towards this requirement including employer sponsored insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans’ benefits, and individually purchased plans.

To help us all understand what the ACA means for women diagnosed with breast cancer, …

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 …

Who Exercises? Breastcancer.org Visitors Do!

By on January 5th, 2012 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Breastcancer.org is getting ready to launch a section on exercise, and we want to thank everyone who completed our survey on the topic for your help in making it happen.

The results were amazing — 70% of you exercise regularly and 23% exercise sometimes. So a whopping 93% of people who filled out the survey do exercise, which is tremendous! You’re reaping the benefits of …

My Most Memorable BCO Moment: The Power of Words and Knowledge

By on September 22nd, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

I fell in love with writing and the power of words in first grade when my teacher said we could borrow any books we’d like from her in-class library. I devoured almost everything she had, amazed by the authors’ abilities to take me far out of my suburban Detroit existence into exotic worlds populated by people who didn’t work on the line for Ford or …

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