What Is A Fertility “Consult”?

By: Dr. Neil Chappel

What Is A Fertility “Consult”?

A diagnosis of cancer brings with it a mountain of brand new information, as well as plenty of choices that need to be made. This can easily become overwhelming and difficult.

Diagnosed With Cancer But Want Children? Think Egg Freezing

By: Dr. Neil Chappel

Diagnosed With Cancer, But Want Children? Think Egg Freezing

Each year, 70,000 women who might want to have children one day are diagnosed with cancer. Most of these women will go on to live healthy and happy lives for years to come. However, cancer treatment (like surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation) can cost a women her chance to have children later on, if she doesn’t prepare beforehand.

Are You One of the 11%?

By: Bailey Ann Hendricks, RN, BSN, Co-Survivor

Are You One of the 11%?

If so, there is a chance that you have younger women in your family. Have you thought about how to approach the subject of breast cancer risk with them? Women are at a higher risk for breast cancer diagnosis at a young age if they have a close family member who was also diagnosed at an early age, or if they have changes to certain genes that can cause breast cancer.

3 Reasons Why You Need To Explore This Website

By: Laura Ricks

3 Reasons Why You Need To Explore This Website

Right after I started working with young women fighting breast cancer, I was talking to a woman I know, though not very well, in Los Angeles. I had contacted her to see if she would attending a non-work event I was organizing, and she said she couldn’t because she was being treated for breast cancer.

Attitude Helps

By: Helen McMillan

Attitude Helps!

It sucks to receive a diagnosis of cancer. And while this can be terrible news, it can also be a relief to know what is wrong within your own body. After the seemingly endless scans, biopsies, surgeries, chemo, and radiation, you may feel sick and tired of this barrage of tests. But what about the thing that comes next? Now that you’ve been through all that, and come out on the other side, it might be time to catch your breath and think about what you want to do for the rest of your life.

Simple Summer Eats

By: Helen McMillan

Simple Summer Eats

Summer is here in full blast. The longer days mean you have a chance to relax a bit, or enjoy some outside time when the day is almost done (and when the temperature may be somewhat cooler!) Summer also means all those delicious fruits that are usually most abundant and tastiest at this time of year…. fruits like peaches, papaya, melons (watermelon, cantaloupe) berries (strawberries, blueberries) and many more. Even better is if it is quick and easy to prepare with ingredients you probably have on hand, or at least have a good substitute. For the 4th of July, we are going to try this Zesty Watermelon. You can be sure there will be no leftovers!

Telling A Teenager A Parent Has Cancer One Woman’s Experience

By: Dr. Donna Williams, DrPH

Telling A Teenager A Parent Has Cancer: One Woman’s Experience

Dramatic, moody, self-absorbed, rebellious. These are all words I’ve used to describe my teenager. I have to admit that the teenage years have been a roller coaster. My cute little snuggle bunny who used to put his head on my shoulder while I read him a bedtime story, now communicates with grunts and eye rolls. I tell myself it’s all part of growing up. Then the bomb is dropped - a parent diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

Louisiana's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Louisiana, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveDAT is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveDAT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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